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AO-40 Update, 2003-04-07




ALON/ALAT  is now 45/3 degs.  We are beginning to raise ALAT to 20 
degs.  This will take about a week.  Once we are at ALON/ALAT = 45/20 and 
have verified this position, we will turn off the passband and 
magnetorquer, and begin drifting past the sun, toward ALON/ALAT ~ 
315/20.  Depending on final spin rate, the drift should take approximately 
a month.  Once we reach this ALON, we will lower ALAT to 0 and passband 
will be restored, moved to the early portion of the orbit.  We will then 
begin chasing the sun back to ALON/ALAT = 0/0.

--- W4SM for the AO-40 Command Team



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  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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