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Re: Possible StenSat signal

Space Command has confirmed pico launch.  There are picos
near Opal!

Just got a beautiful pass on Opal.  Spurious tone was gone
and we downloaded temperature, voltage and current data.
They will be published shortly.  Turned on our testbed
payloads too.  We'll get data from them on the next pass.


On Fri, 11 Feb 2000 hheidt@erols.com wrote:

> Based on a test Hank (N4AFL) performed earlier this evening, we think
> there's a good chance that StenSat is alive, but in an abnormal
> operating mode.
> The pico was supposed to power up in telemetry mode, and there have been
> no reports of received packets.  But during the 8:30 EST pass over
> Washington DC, Hank transmitted a solid continuous tone on the uplink 
> frequency and detected
> a signal (S2) on the downlink.  This same experiment performed after the
> pass produced nothing.  There doesn't seem to be any other explanation
> except that StenSat is active.
> We would appreciate it if others would attempt this experiment and
> report back, so we can verify if our theory is correct.

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