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The SERACC software for SSETI Express has just been released!

The SSETI Express Mission team are delighted to be able to announce the 
release today of the SERACC software. This will be needed by radio amateurs 
to decode the telemetry and payload data from “SSETI1” and to submit it to 
the main SSETI Express central database.

Thanks to the efforts of Karl Kaas Laursen from the OBC team in Denmark and 
of the TDBI team based in France, the software can now be downloaded from 
the Mission Operations Website at the 
http://sseti.gte.tuwien.ac.at/express/mop/index.php?uri=downloads.html page.

Two audio test files, suitable for feeding into a 9k6 TNC are also available 
from that page. (Please note they are quite large!)

As is always the case, it is important to read the “User Manual” before 
starting to use the software…………………….

In this regard please go to the TDBI site and enter your details here FIRST. 
It is especially critical that you register the details with your Login, 
Name, and Callsign at the TDBI (Telemetry Database Interface) website, which 
is available via http://www.sseti.org/express at the “Telemetry Interface” 
tab, with exactly the same details that you subsequently enter in the 
“vitals” screen in SERACC.

This is important because someone else may have already registered a 
particular Login name. This data will be embedded by SERACC into the 
telemetry submissions that you make to the TDBI to ensure that they are 
correctly recorded in the competition entries "logbook".

So please register with TDBI, download SERACC, read the User Manual,  and 
practise using SERACC with the audio files provided.

If, having read the User Manual carefully(!) and also having reviewed the 
general support information provided on the Mission webpages, you have any 
questions – please email me and I will try to redirect them to the 
responsible/capable person.

Presently we are aware that the tracking map and predictions are still 
suffering from some functionality disorders so please give the team a few 
more hours to fix those particular features.

As at 16:20 23rd October 2005, the four other satellites have already been 
integrated onto the launch adaptor and lift-off is still scheduled for 
06:52:26 UTC on Thursday 27th October so hopefully only a few more hours of 
finger crossing are required – thanks!


UA/G3VZV – Plesetsk
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