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Re:Re: AO-40 Update, 2002-09-18

Vince Fiscus said:

>Could you include the current attitude with the schedule updates? Thanks

When the ALON/ALAT significantly alters, the M-blk gets modified and also 
posted here.
There has been no significant change in ALON/ALAT from the last posting.

However, we are shortly about to raise ALAT quite a bit, followed by about 
3 weeks of "drifting" past the sun.  During this time, the squints will be 
poor, as will the solar angles.  The transponders may be off for much of 
this time because of the poor conditions and to conserve power.   At the 
end of that time, ALON will be ~335 degs,  we will be able to lower ALAT to 
0, restore transponder usage, and have some steady improvement over current 
conditions.  By about November 15th, if all goes well, we should be back to 
ALON/ALAT = 0/0/, where we can stay for ~3 months.  More details will 
follow in a few days.

  Stacey E. Mills, W4SM    WWW:    http://www.cstone.net/~w4sm/ham1.html
    Charlottesville, VA     PGP key: http://www.cstone.net/~w4sm/key

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