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Re: FW: [mars-net] Timeline for the MRO UHF In Flight Checkout



Matt Bennett wrote:
> Eric,
> 
> Thanks for the post. I was wondering, where can one go
> to find up-to-date position information so they can
> point their antennas at MRO? Will the orbiter be too
> far away for a high gain CP Yagi to hear by September
> 21? 

MRO will be about 2 db stronger than Mars Global Surveyor was back in 
'96, and so should be just detectable with a low noise figure preamp and 
a high gain CP antenna and FFT "waterfall" software.

Tracking, timeline and other info is available at

http://members.verizon.net/~km1p/welcome.html

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message "subscribe" in the body of the message to 
mars-net-request@alum.WPI.EDU

-Joe KM1P
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