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Re: 24 hour hold on Sunsat/Oersted



Yes, Robin, all the changes were made in the ground station.  We are four
miles from the launch pad at best.  The delay allowed us to improve the
command system in a minor way.
The news for the morning of the 21st is simple once again, another 24 
hour hold!  Cliff K7RR

On Thu, 21 Jan 1999, Robin Haighton wrote:

> Hi Cliff,
> many thanks for your E-Mails to AMSAT-BB re Sunsat, they are appreciated, A
> question....
> In your latest you mention the changes made during the 48 hour delay.
> >From reading these, they all appear to be at the ground station - I presume I
> am correct - i just need to be sure when i put the info into this week-ends
> version of ANS.
> 
> Any further information you can give me for ANS would be appreciated...
> As you may have seen ANS was a bit late last week as I was waiting for news of
> the launch,
> which never came .
> 
> 73 de Robin Haighton, VE3FRH
> Executive Vice President.
> 
> Clifford Buttschardt wrote:
> 
> > Once again the critical 1040 UTC came and passed at Vandenberg without a
> > launch.  This time the upper winds were not a problem but rather some
> > concern about objects in the destruct path down range.  This is politely
> > called "The range is RED!".  The Delta rocket remains fueled and ready,
> > thus the term "hold" rather than scrubbed for twenty four hours.
> >      Some additional equipment changes were made during the the 48 hour
> > delay.  A new relay system is now in place to change from right hand
> > circular to left hand at will.  A one hundred percent backup was installed
> > complete with receiver, antenna and feed line.  Some 150 watts of uplink
> > power is now available strictly from batteries---just in case!
> > Cliff Buttschardt  K7RR/W6HDO
> >
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