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RE: SSETI Express Ready To Fly - Watch It On The Web



Hi: Is this still scheduled to launch in less than 2 hours?

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From: owner-AMSAT-BB@amsat.org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Trevor M5AKA
Sent: Wednesday, October 26, 2005 5:18 PM
To: amsat-bb@amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] SSETI Express Ready To Fly - Watch It On The Web

A picture of the rocket which will launch SSETI Express being raised is
now
available on the web see:

http://www.southgatearc.org/

SSETI Express will be launched on Thursday 27th October at 06:52 GMT
(07:32
BST).

A live stream of ESA TV from ASTRA 1G is being made available so
enthusiasts
can see the launch live via the web thanks to Howard Long G6LVB, see

http://www.streamingwizard.com/clients/space.asx

A test card is being shown at the moment. It runs at two rates, 148kbps
and
43kbps, so you can get to see the launch on dial-up as well as
broadband.

Schedule details are at http://television.esa.int

More information on SSETI Express can be found on the European Space
Agency
website:

http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEM3IY3J2FE_index_0.html

Todays news on the BBC website has an item on SSETI Express. Graham 
Shirville
who is mentioned in the article is of course G3VZV one of the team of UK

Radio
Amateurs responsible for building the 2.4 GHz transmitter, see

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4375986.stm

The SSETI Express handbook can be downloaded from:
http://www.uk.amsat.org/

AMSAT-UK produce a quarterly newsletter "Oscar News" which is full of 
Amateur
Satellite information.
For membership details contact the secretary Jim Heck G3WGM
Tel: +44 (0)1258 453959
E-mail: g3wgm@amsat.org
Website: http://www.uk.amsat.org/
Online Satellite Pass Predictions:
http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/tools/predict/
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