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Re: 2003-12-31 AO-40 Update




FB Stacey - I'm sure everyone is with me to say Job Well Done.  Happy New Year.

73,

Emily



At 05:47 PM 12/31/2003 -0500, you wrote:

>The lowering of ALAT is progressing well.  We are currently holding ALON 
>at 335-340 and lowering ALAT the last 10 degs toward 0.
>We will allow a few more (2-3) orbits for this to occur, to verify our 
>position, and for the solar angle to decrease to below 40 degs. for extra 
>power.  After that we will activate the passbands from MA 20 to 140.  As 
>we chase the sun back to 0/0 at about 1 deg/day, the passbands will be 
>lengthened and moved more into the second half of the orbit.
>
>All the best for 2004 from the AO-40 Command Team.
>
>
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>  Stacey E. Mills, W4SM    WWW:    http://www.keplerian.com
>   Charlottesville, VA     PGP key: http://www.keplerian.com/key
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