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MRO Electra SDR post-launch checkout



Advance information, subject to change:

Post-launch checkout of the Electra software-defined UHF radio aboard 
the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter will be conducted on or about 26 
September 2005.  These tests will include CW transmissions during 
spacecraft turns to verify the UHF quadrifilar helix antenna pattern. 
Interested radio amateurs and amateur and professional 
radio-astronomers in North America with sensitive receiving 
capabilities at 437.1 MHz can attempt to receive the UHF signal from 
MRO during this test.

More details will follow.

Jan
WB6VRN

Electra Integration and Test Engineer
Flight Communications Systems Section
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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