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Re: AMSAT Special Bulletin



Let's all say prayers that our baby will successfully reboot itself on
Saturday.  These have to be very difficult days for the control team.

73,

Jon
NA9D

on 12/14/00 10:37 AM, Dan James at DanJ@marvin.com wrote:

> SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-349.01
> AMSAT SPECIAL BULLETIN
> 
> AMSAT NEWS SERVICE BULLETIN 349.01 FROM AMSAT HQ
> SILVER SPRING, MD, DECEMBER 14, 2000
> TO ALL RADIO AMATEURS
> BID: $ANS-349.01
> 
> AMSAT-DL President (and P3D Project leader) Dr. Karl Meinzer,
> DJ4ZC, and AMSAT-NA President Robin Haighton, VE3FRH,
> informed ANS of the current status of AMSAT OSCAR-40:
> 
> AO-40 TELEMETRY TRANSMISSIONS STOP
> DEVELOPMENT TEAM INVESTIGATING
> 
> Early Wednesday, December 13th, telemetry transmissions from AO-40
> stopped while work on the 400 N propulsion system was in progress. An
> investigation by the AO-40 development team has begun. They are now
> waiting for certain on-board software events to occur on Saturday
> afternoon, December 16th. These are programmed to start a spacecraft
> emergency routine called 'command-assist' which attempts to
> re-establish communications. This offers the best chance of recovering
> evidence of the incident which made the telemetry transmissions stop.
> When more information becomes available, we will pass it along.
> 
> Signed,
> 
> Dr. Karl Meinzer, DJ4ZC  (and)   Robin Haighton, VE3FRH
> President AMSAT-DL                  President AMSAT-NA
> 
> Stay tuned to ANS for additional bulletins from AMSAT, the
> official source for information on AMSAT OSCAR-40.
> 
> [ANS thanks AMSAT-NA and AMSAT-DL for this information]
> 
> /EX
> 
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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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