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



Greg,

If I get any information about expected changes to the transmitter schedule
I will post it immediately as a special ANS bulletin.  Other general
progress information will be reported at least weekly with the regular AMSAT
Weekly Bulletins.

73,
Lee-KU4OS
ANS Senior Editor

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Greg Wycoff" <GREGWYCOFF@havilandtelco.com>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>; "Emily Clarke" <w0eec@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Friday, July 09, 2004 22:16 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] 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
> | >NØZHE
> | >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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