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RE: S-band success



Folks

Launch is scheduled at 06:52Z.

73, Howard G6LVB

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Sent: 25 October 2005 20:29
To: Graham Shirville
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Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] S-band success


Is it safe to assume that the times below are Local to Plesetsk and not
GMT/UTC?

73,

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On 10/25/05, Graham Shirville <g.shirville@btinternet.com> wrote:
> Hi Drew,
>
> SSETI Express is not quite on the pad yet.
>
> Its 22:30 here in Plesetsk at the moment and we are going out to the
> Cosmodrome again at 02:30 tomorrow to see the whole launch vehicle "roll
> out" of the building on a train.
>
> Then at around 10:30 tomorrow we will be driven to the launch site and see
> the rocket being erected to the vertical position.
>
> They start fuelling around 05:50 on Thursday and then the launch is about
> five hours later.
>
> I believe that S band may be given a very quick check (over Europe)soon
> after launch so we should know by the end of the weekend about the health
of
> the transponder configuration.
>
> hopefully we may have the power budget to radiate a blank carrier on a
24/7
> basis until the 67Hz CTCSS tone on the uplink opens the squelch - but this
> is the perfect scenario and we dont yet know if we will reach that happy
> state of affairs!
>
> Exciting times but the stress levels are building somewhat.....
>
> cheers
>
> Graham
>
> >
> > With SSETI almost literally sitting on the pad (or actually in the
hole!)
> > all us S band Junkies are about to get a "daily driver" to play with.
> > @amsat.org
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