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Mars Surveyor tests



This is from an email from Joe Fitzgerald, KM1P

The following chart lists all receive opportunities for the current Mars 
Relay tests.  The periods most likely to allow for reception by hams are 
the ten minute periods just after coming out of occultation, and the 10 
minute period just before the following occultation.  The best times to 
detect the signal are bounded by the last two columns of the chart. 
These columns are in "Earth UTC", so you don't have to worry about the 
one way light time.

As the spacecraft comes into view, the received frequency will be about 
3-5 kHz above the nominal 437.1 MHz transmit frequency, and as it goes 
out of view, 3-5 kHz low.  More precise Doppler predictions require 
knowledge of the receiver's location Earth's surface.



SCET = Spacecraft Event Time


Event        Date      SCET     Earth    Start    End
                                 Receive  Receive  Receive
                                 Time UTC UTC      UTC
**********************************************************
In View      8/27/2003 00:04:48 00:07:54 00:07:54 00:17:54
Out of View  8/27/2003 01:24:34 01:27:40 01:17:40 01:27:40

In View      8/27/2003 02:02:27 02:05:33 02:05:33 02:15:33
Out of View  8/27/2003 03:22:16 03:25:22 03:15:22 03:25:22

In View      8/27/2003 04:00:09 04:03:15 04:03:15 04:13:15
Out of View  8/27/2003 05:20:00 05:23:06 05:13:06 05:23:06

In View      8/27/2003 05:57:52 06:00:58 06:00:58 06:10:58
Out of View  8/27/2003 07:17:45 07:20:51 07:10:51 07:20:51

In View      8/27/2003 07:55:37 07:58:43 07:58:43 08:08:43
Out of View  8/27/2003 09:15:28 09:18:34 09:08:34 09:18:34

In View      8/27/2003 09:53:18 09:56:24 09:56:24 10:06:24
Out of View  8/27/2003 11:13:06 11:16:12 11:06:12 11:16:12

In View      8/27/2003 11:50:55 11:54:01 11:54:01 12:04:01
Out of View  8/27/2003 13:10:45 13:13:51 13:03:51 13:13:51

In View      8/27/2003 13:48:32 13:51:38 13:51:38 14:01:38
Out of View  8/27/2003 15:08:28 15:11:34 15:01:34 15:11:34

In View      8/27/2003 15:46:15 15:49:21 15:49:21 15:59:21
Out of View  8/27/2003 17:06:13 17:09:19 16:59:19 17:09:19

In View      8/27/2003 17:43:59 17:47:05 17:47:05 17:57:05
Out of View  8/27/2003 19:03:57 19:07:03 18:57:03 19:07:03

In View      8/27/2003 19:41:42 19:44:48 19:44:48 19:54:48
Out of View  8/27/2003 21:01:38 21:04:44 20:54:44 21:04:44

In View      8/27/2003 21:39:22 21:42:28 21:42:28 21:52:28
Out of View  8/27/2003 22:59:18 23:02:24 22:52:24 23:02:24

In View      8/27/2003 23:37:01 23:40:07 23:40:07 23:50:07
Out of View  8/28/2003 00:56:58 01:00:04 00:50:04 01:00:04

In View      8/28/2003 01:34:39 01:37:45 01:37:45 01:47:45
Out of View  8/28/2003 02:54:39 02:57:45 02:47:45 02:57:45

In View      8/28/2003 03:32:19 03:35:25 03:35:25 03:45:25
Out of View  8/28/2003 04:52:22 04:55:28 04:45:28 04:55:28

In View      8/28/2003 05:30:01 05:33:07 05:33:07 05:43:07

2003-08-28 06:00:00 Mars Relay Mode to M1, no CW carrier

2003-08-28 12:00:00 Mars Relay Mode to M15, CW carrier turned on

Out of View  8/28/2003 12:43:08 12:46:14 12:36:14 12:46:14

In View      8/28/2003 13:20:44 13:23:50 13:23:50 13:33:50
Out of View  8/28/2003 14:40:50 14:43:56 14:33:56 14:43:56

In View      8/28/2003 15:18:24 15:21:30 15:21:30 15:31:30
Out of View  8/28/2003 16:38:35 16:41:41 16:31:41 16:41:41

In View      8/28/2003 17:16:08 17:19:14 17:19:14 17:29:14
Out of View  8/28/2003 18:36:19 18:39:25 18:29:25 18:39:25

In View      8/28/2003 19:13:52 19:16:58 19:16:58 19:26:58
Out of View  8/28/2003 20:34:02 20:37:08 20:27:08 20:37:08

In View      8/28/2003 21:11:33 21:14:39 21:14:39 21:24:39
Out of View  8/28/2003 22:31:43 22:34:49 22:24:49 22:34:49

In View      8/28/2003 23:09:13 23:12:19 23:12:19 23:22:19
Out of View  8/29/2003 0:29:22  00:32:28 00:22:28 00:32:28

In View      8/29/2003 1:06:51  01:09:57 01:09:57 01:19:57
Out of View  8/29/2003 2:27:03  02:30:09 02:20:09 02:30:09

In View      8/29/2003 3:04:30  03:07:36 03:07:36 03:17:36
Out of View  8/29/2003 4:24:45  04:27:51 04:17:51 04:27:51

In View      8/29/2003 5:02:11  05:05:17 05:05:17 05:15:17
Out of View  8/29/2003 6:22:29  06:25:35 06:15:35 06:25:35

In View      8/29/2003 6:59:55  07:03:01 07:03:01 07:13:01
Out of View  8/29/2003 8:20:14  08:23:20 08:13:20 08:23:20

In View      8/29/2003 8:57:39  09:00:45 09:00:45 09:10:45
Out of View  8/29/2003 10:17:57 10:21:03 10:11:03 10:21:03

In View      8/29/2003 10:55:21 10:58:27 10:58:27 11:08:27
Out of View  8/29/2003 12:15:36 12:18:42 12:08:42 12:18:42

In View      8/29/2003 12:52:58 12:56:04 12:56:04 13:06:04
Out of View  8/29/2003 14:13:14 14:16:20 14:06:20 14:16:20

In View      8/29/2003 14:50:35 14:53:41 14:53:41 15:03:41
Out of View  8/29/2003 16:10:57 16:14:03 16:04:03 16:14:03

In View      8/29/2003 16:48:18 16:51:24 16:51:24 17:01:24
Out of View  8/29/2003 18:08:42 18:11:48 18:01:48 18:11:48

In View      8/29/2003 18:46:01 18:49:07 18:49:07 18:59:07

2003-08-29 19:54:10 Mars Relay Mode to M1, no CW carrier
2003-08-29 19:56:11 Mars Relay Power Off
End of 2003 Mars Opposition tests
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