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Re: AO-51 :( what's going on?



Hi Emily, it is always good to hear from you , be on the sats or here on the
bb list.

Yes AMSAT should consider adding a "public relations" member to control
 teams, I dont think asking a simple question should be thought as
pressuring them, besides my questions were not directed to the command team.

I am trolling for someone that does know what is going on to fill us in.
just looking for the basics, not detailed info, such as testing and to be
tested yet, when tx'ers wil/will not be on.

I never did like theories because they mean nothing, I am sure there is a
100 more but agian they mean nota.

By the way great job on the AMSAT web site.
73 Greg N0ZHE


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Emily Clarke" <w0eec@amsat.org>
To: "Greg Wycoff" <GREGWYCOFF@havilandtelco.com>; <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Friday, July 09, 2004 8:57 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] AO-51 :( what's going on?


| Hi Greg,
|
| I think it's a bit unreasonable for the command team to tell us every step
| of the way such as what part of the checklist has been done and what the
| results are.  From a long history as an engineer on some pretty complex
| projects, I can assure you that if something good happens, you don't talk
| about it until you've confirmed your findings.  Likewise if you find
| something that doesn't look right. With approximately 4 -6 passes each day
| to run tests, that means the control team has roughly 60-90 minutes of
test
| time per day - not much when you consider that engineering teams at this
| stage of a terrestrial project would be pulling 15 hour days.
|
| Having said all of that, AO-51 looked very healthy including the late pass
| here on the west coast last night.  People reported hearing it over Europe
| this morning but by the time it got to me here on the west coast again it
| was silent. I have two theories, both good.
|
| One possibility is that the test team has many other subsystems to check
| out like the PSK uplink and the S-band downlink.  They can be testing
these.
|
| Another the test team noticed that there was this "transmitter hang"
report
| in the telemetry and have decided to review the software to make sure
there
| was no bug.  It's possible they decided to turn the transmitters off until
| they have had time to finish a review, which is a prudent move.  I would
have.
|
| In any event, just like giving the AO-40 team space during the recovery
| phase, we also need to give this control team the same courtesy.  In the
| future AMSAT might consider adding a "public relations" member to control
| teams, but until they do, let's not pressure them too much.
|
| 73,
|
| Emily
|
|
|
| At 06:29 PM 7/9/2004 -0500, Greg Wycoff wrote:
| >As the commissioning goes on for AO-51 it seems the status reports have
gone
| >from keeping us well informed, to whats going on. I like most hate to
| >address my question directly to the command team as we know they are very
| >active in the commissining process, So if someone in the know could
please
| >advise the general satellite group as to what is going on with AO-51 and
to
| >what we can do to help, as in what freq. to be monitoring for collecting
tlm
| >data or general reports for the team.
| >
| >where is AO-51 in the commissioning process and how much more is to be
done.
| >
| >no news is good news, maybe so but I think most would like to know.
| >
| >
| >AMSAT member 27994
| >AMSAT Area Coordinator
| >NZHE
| >Greg Wycoff
| >Conway Springs, Ks.
| >Grid EM17ej
| >
| >worked the following satellites
| >AO-13, AO-10, AO-40, AO-27, FO-20, FO-29
| >RS-10, RS15, RS-12/13,  SO-35, UO-14, SO-41
| >SO-50, KO-23, KO25, TO-31, UO-22,GO-32
| >MIR/MIR-R, STS-67, ISS
| >
| >Home web page:
| >http://www.havilandtelco.com/~gregwycoff
| >
| >CCARC Vhf AMSAT Satellite net:
| >http://www.havilandtelco.com/~gregwycoff/chat.htm
| >
| >email: n0zhe@amsat.org
| >also email me at: GREGWYCOFF@havilandtelco.com
| >
| >
| >
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