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RE: TiungSat Status.

Currently, TiungSat is 26548, but note that this can change.

NORAD have absolutely NO way to know which satellite is which and that is
why they do change them around to (hopefully) get the correct object with
the correct spacecraft.  This can take some time, or may never happen (as it
the actually case with KO-25! The keps we download direct from NORAD for
KO-25 are incorrectly named).


-----Original Message-----
From: Mark L. Hammond [mailto:hammond@surrealnet.net]
Sent: 02 November 2000 14:39
To: Chris Jackson; 'amsat-bb@amsat.org'
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] TiungSat Status.


Now which set of keps/object number do we use?

I must admit I find the concept of "Ooops!  Wrong satellite!" by NORAD (or 
whomever it is...) pretty humorous.



At 12:29 PM 11/2/00 +0000, Chris Jackson wrote:
>All commissioning has been completed on TiungSat and the spacecraft is now
>open for amateur use.
>Currently the downlink is operating at 9600bd, although this will be
>switched to 38k4 in the coming weeks.  When this is done, the downlink will
>not be on at all times since we will operate using the high power
>transmitter which consumes considerably more power than the current
>transmitter.  The same system as employed on Uo-36 will be employed to
>amateurs to switch on the downlink from their groundstation as required.
>The imaging systems are still being calibrated and not all images will be
>available for download.  The command stations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
>(9M2MCS) and Surrey, UK (G7UPN) will restrict downloading to images that
>of reasonable quality.  We will only restrict access to images that are
>cloudy or otherwise used only for calibration purposes (such as the image
>programmed this morning during eclipse).
>Since the images from TiungSat should be the primary interest, uploading is
>restricted to command station use only.
>The imaging system has a Ground Sampling Distance (GSD) of approximately
>in 3 bands, and a wide angle camera with a GSD of approximately 1km.
>The following information should be entered in your groundstation software
>for TiungSat -:
>Broadcast callsign      MYSAT3-11
>Uplink frequencies      145.850 / 145.925
>Downlink frequency      437.325
>Chris G7UPN
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Mark L. Hammond  [N8MH]
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