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Re: AO-40 Update, 2003-11-25



That would be a very nice Christmas gift.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Stacey E. Mills" <w4sm@keplerian.com>
To: "Amsat Bulletin Board" <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Monday, November 24, 2003 8:46 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] AO-40 Update, 2003-11-25


>
> AO-40 is now at approximately ALON/ALAT = 45/24.   As we have reached our
> desired ALON/ALAT and the sun is in prime position for the move, we have
> stopped magnetorquing and will begin drifting immediately.  The passbands
> have been turned off and will remain off for approximately 4 weeks.  The
> middle beacon will remain on.  Drift rate is approximately 16 deg/day.  We
> should be in a position to begin lowering ALAT and restarting the
passbands
> during the 4th week in December.
>
> The command team will make every effort to have FEC telemetry active, but
> this may not be possible on every orbit.
>
> Thank you for your patience.
>
> --W4SM for the AO-40 Command Team.
>
>
>
> -- 
>   _______________________________________________________________________
>   Stacey E. Mills, W4SM    WWW:    http://www.keplerian.com
>    Charlottesville, VA     PGP key: http://www.keplerian.com/key
>   _______________________________________________________________________
>
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