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



OK Stacey,  
We will return with the Champagne and a new year.

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73,
Miguel, EA1BCU

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Mensaje original del 25/11/2003

> 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.


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