[amsat-bb] GRIFEX update 09 Feb 2015

James Cutler jwcutler at umich.edu
Mon Feb 9 22:50:12 UTC 2015

Dear HAM Community,

On the behalf of the GRIFEX team, thanks for all your help in tracking
GRIFEX over the past week and a half.  The students (and me) working on
this mission have had blast working with HAMS all over the world.  It seems
that everyday someone new engages with the students and lets them know they
heard GRIFEX.   We'll be making QSL cards shortly so let us know if you
need one.

GRIFEX so far is doing great.  We're in a sun-sync terminator orbit, so we
see the sun all the time.  We have plenty of power but we are fairly warm.
We have active magnetic control as well that we may try later on so that
our colleagues down under can get some better signal reception!

We had about five new students get their HAM license in support of this
launch.  Anywhere from 5-10 students get their license per year in the lab.

Thanks for your support!

-- James, KF6RFX

James W. Cutler, Associate Professor
University of Michigan
Department of Aerospace Engineering
1320 Beal Avenue
3013 FXB Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2140
Ph: 734-615-7238
Fax: 734-763-0578

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