[amsat-bb] LAPAN A-2

Alan wa4sca at gmail.com
Mon Sep 28 19:20:53 UTC 2015


At 36N in EM65, the best pass I could find was a -1.4 degree elevation.  All the rest were worse.
Looks like our friends to the south are going to have their very own satellite.

Just for fun I ran Tampa and it gives well over 2 hours a day of coverage.  I bet Hector will be
pleased.  Hi Hi!



<-----Original Message-----
<From: AMSAT-BB [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of Red Willoughby
<Sent: Monday, September 28, 2015 1:38 PM
<To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
<Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] LAPAN A-2
<I loaded the pre-launch keps for LAPAN-A2 that were provided here:
<Using the SatPC32 Tracking, Preview menus, I was in the footprint on a
<couple of passes. The max elevation was less than one degree on one pass
<and less then two degrees on the other. I am located at 33.323 N
<latitude. When they revise those keps, if the inclination turns out to
<be higher than was indicated in the preliminary keps, there is a chance
<that I may be able to use that satellite, especially since it is running
<5 watts.
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