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>Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2000 09:20:35 -0700
>To: Robert McGwier <rwmcgwier@home.com>
>From: Randolph Kohlwey <kohlwey@xmission.com>
>Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] JAWSAT questions
>
>Hi Bob,.
>
>At 09:22 AM 1/29/00 -0500, you wrote:
>>The lack of a detailed, condensed package of information on this
>>is deplorable.  Furthermore, why don't we, at this late date, put
>>one together and post it on the various amsat's web sites?
>>
>>I perceive a potential problem and thus have a question.  Can
>>the small satellites attached to JAWSAT be deployed WITHOUT
>>JAWSAT being operational?
>>
>>Bob
>>
>>
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>
>You need to understand you are not dealing with just one group.  I am with 
>Weber
>State and OSSS.  OSSS was the integrator for JAWSAT.  They developed
>the MPU (multi payload adapter) which the other payloads were attached 
>to.  The
>launch vehicle sent the deployment signals via wiring on JAWSAT.  The Air 
>Force, Orbital,
>TRW and others were involved with the launch vehicle.
>
>I am getting keps for ASUSAT-1, OPAL, OCS, FALCONSAT, JAWSAT, MINOTAUR R/B
>from GSFC.  It looks like the launch vehicle and JAWSAT deployed the 4 
>payloads and
>JAWSAT was deployed from the launch vehicle.
>
>At this point JAWSAT has completed its primary function of getting those 
>four payloads into
>space.  I have heard signals from ASUSAT-1, Opal and JAWSAT (Weber-2),  I 
>have seen
>reports that the Air Force Acadamy is talking to FALCONSAT.  And I have 
>seen the OCS.
>
>To answer your original question OPAL has been deployed and is not longer 
>part of the
>JAWSAT spaceframe.  I have heard OPAL is may deploy the PICOSATS on Sunday.
>You need to get that information from the Standford group.
>
>What is left on the JAWSAT platform now is WEBER-2 which includes the 
>Deployment
>imaging system and the PEST experiment from MSFC.
>
>Here is a summary of some of the groups involved:
>
>Mintotaur Launch Vehicle:
>----------------------------------------------------
>Air Force:   http://www.30sw.vafb.af.mil/news_flash/index.html
>rbital:       http://www.orbital.com/OSC/Press_Releases/pr288.html
>
>Payloads:
>----------------------------------------------------------------
>OSSC: MPA, http://www.osss.com/ or http://cast.weber.edu/jawsat/#mpa
>Weber State Univ. (CAST):  Weber-2, http://cast.weber.edu/
>MSCF: PEST, http://www.ssl.msfc.nasa.gov/newhome/headlines/ast22mar99_1.htm
>Air Force Acadamy: FALCONSAT, was at http://www.usafa.af.mil/dfas/falcon.html
>Standford: OPAL,  http://aa.stanford.edu/%7Essdl/projects/squirt2/intro.html
>ASU: ASUSAT-1,  http://nasa.asu.edu/asusat/ or
>Santa Clara University: Artemis, http://screem.engr.scu.edu/artemis/
>The Aerospace Corporation: http://www.aero.org/news/current/picosat.html
>Hams: StenSat, http://users.erols.com/hheidt/
>Lgarde: OCS, http://www.lgarde.com/programs/ocse.html
>
>So there are at least 12 groups involved.  Some are very small and are 
>busy with their
>satellites and others have completed their jobs.
>
>If someone would like to step forward and consolidate all the information 
>feel free. I need
>to go get some sleep before the satellite passes over tonight.
>
>73, Randy N7SFI
>
>
>

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