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Re: AO-40 attitude and camera ccd ?



Another question:  Why did we wait until now to turn the camera on?  What
was the reason it was not on before?  Power budget?

73,

Jon
NA9D

on 2/27/01 1:23 PM, James Sharp at jsharp@psychoses.org wrote:

> On Tue, 27 Feb 2001, Peter Guelzow wrote:
> 
>> Hi Jean Claude,
>> 
>> this is exactly what happens at the moment and what was done before.
>> A few hours ago the IHU-2 was turned back on and it operates OK,
>> software is initialized to take pictures around the next perigee. :)
>> 
>> Indeed, it's very good news that the IHU-2 is still working OK,
>> now we have to see how the images look like...
> 
> Are the pictures transmitted at a particular orbit MA or at the request of
> the ground stations?  I wouldn't mind being able to catch a couple of the
> images on their way down.


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Jon Ogden
NA9D (ex: KE9NA)

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