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Re: Re: Ao40...copied ?CAN`T BELIEVE THAT....



Thank You,Jon.
Let`s hope .....You are right.
Jens / HB9JOI

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jon Ogden" <na9d@mindspring.com>
To: "Jens Spiess" <jspiess@dplanet.ch>; "AMSAT" <amsat-bb@amsat.org>;
"Yoshihiro Imaishi" <imaishi@aa.mbn.or.jp>
Sent: Thursday, December 14, 2000 5:58 AM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re: Ao40...copied ?CAN`T BELIEVE THAT....


> OK everyone, let's get a REALITY check here!  Stop spreading what you
think
> might be going on with AO-40.  This does NOTHING to help.
>
> Here is what we DO know:
>
> 1.) Telemetry HAS been copied AFTER the burn and AFTER the engines valves
> closed.  So the spacecraft did NOT blow up from the burn or the likelyhood
> of such is tiny.
>
> 2.) People DID copy a weak, unmodulated carrier today on the AO-40 2m
beacon
> frequency or thereabout.
>
> 3.) The spacecraft is now at a perigee of about 60,000 KM.  Signals will
be
> VERY, VERY weak, particularly with the omni antennas activated.
>
> 4.) The orientation of the spacecraft is likely such that the omni
antennas
> are pointing AWAY from earth at apogee.  This can be drawn as a conclusion
> from the fact that the control team wants to study and test the high gain
> antenna particularly, the 70 cm high gain TX system.  This would mean that
> the omnis are pointed AWAY from the earth.
>
> Couple #'s 3 and 4 and you can see why most people likely don't hear any
> telemetry from the bird.  Some people ARE hearing a weak carrier with good
> AO-10 class stations.
>
> What likely happened is IHU-2 crashed again and the control crew has
either
> not reset it yet or has been busy doing other things with the spacecraft
> before resetting it.  Additionally, the attitude of the spacecraft may be
> that it needs to go a couple of orbits before it will be in a position
> whereby they can reasonably command it given the likely orientation of its
> antennas.
>
> PLEASE...let's stop, take a DEEP breath and not throw wild speculations
out
> there about what's going on.
>
> 73,
>
> Jon
> NA9D
>
>
> on 12/13/00 11:18 PM, Jens Spiess at jspiess@dplanet.ch wrote:
>
> >> I can NOT BELIEVE THAT,but the telemetry from
> >> orbit #54,DEC.13th tells me:
> >> We,probability,lost Ao40 by a big explosion after problems
> >> of the 400 N-engine-unit....
> >> I was >>LIVE<< to observed orbit #54,DEC.13th...until UTC 11:16 h,
> >> than  get a break of signals....5/9 down to NOTHING.
> >> I CAN NOT BELIEVE IT YET....but I think..."HE" is DEAD....
> >> DEMAGED AND DEAD....
> >> This morning here....NO SIGNALS,NO AOS...NOTHING AGAIN.
> >>
> >> HOPEFUL,WE WILL GET ANOTHER REALITY NEXT DAYS FROM
> >> ONE OF THE COMMAND-STATIONS....or AMSAT.
> >> I CAN NOT BELIEVE THAT...AGAIN and AGAIN.....
> >> But I think,yesterday was the next of our black-amsat-day.....
> >> HOPEFUL...IT IS NOT THE REALITY.....BUT REALITY IS REALITY...
> >>
> >> Silence about that around the world....
> >> Silence from everybody......
> >> No comments....
> >> Silence.....
>
>
> -------------------------------------
> Jon Ogden
> NA9D (ex: KE9NA)
>
> Member:  ARRL, AMSAT, DXCC, NRA
>
> http://www.qsl.net/ke9na
>
> My President is George W. Bush -> The legal winner in Florida
>

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