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RE: Latest element setsHi All,

Here is an email  from the UWE-1 group forwarded from the SSETI mission 
control team.

Any help you can give the group would be much appreciated!

73

Graham


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Thank you very much for your help until now! I hope everything is OK with 
SSETI Express. Please let us know if we can help you somehow.

It seems we have a serious situation in Wuerzburg, Germany: due to the 
extremely unfavorable weather conditions in Wuerzburg (heavy clouds and very 
thick fog, with visibility sometimes less than 10 m), we were not able to 
decode much of the sensor data from UWE-1 during the last two passes over 
our ground station. We have already prepared a list with new equipment we 
need for the GS, but it might take a while to get it, as 1.Nov.2005 is a 
national bank holiday in Germany.

We are able to send commands to the satellite and we can receive the 
answers, but the signals we received were S2-S3 level on our S-meter. The 
last reliable data we have are already 30 hours old. We would urgently need 
some beacon data in order to characterize the status of our subsystems and 
decide how to continue the mission.

As you already know, UWE-1 is sending one beacon every 60[sec] on 437.505+- 
MHz, 1200baud AFSK. One beacon is 33 bytes long and you can find attached an 
example about how to decode part of the beacon data (in case you want to do 
it by yourself). We would be very happy to receive also raw (.hex) data, we 
can decode them here. Please send the data to: 
cubesat@informatik.uni-wuerzburg.de. Thank you very much!

Please forward this email to everyone able to help us with some new data. 
You can find attached the newest TLE data. As far as I understood from our 
ground station team, they have always used the first ones.

Thank you very much for your support!


Best regards,
Radu

(System engineer - electronics UWE-1) 
1 28890U 05043A   05301.71606722 -.00000004 +00000+0 +00000+0 0   10
2 28890  98.1795 198.4048 0015863 169.8140 190.3876 14.59911080   22
1 28891U 05043B   05301.78494492 +.00000430 +00000+0 +10000-3 0   12
2 28891  98.1803 198.4699 0017518 169.8920 190.2551 14.59564433   22
1 28892U 05043C   05301.71669480 +.00001128 +00000+0 +24823-3 0   12
2 28892  98.1816 198.3983 0017704 168.3533 191.8038 14.59246582   21
1 28893U 05043D   05301.64807323 -.00000006 +00000+0 +00000+0 0   11
2 28893  98.1868 198.3377 0018850 169.6907 190.5174 14.59305027   20
1 28894U 05043E   05301.64798449 -.00000003 +00000+0 +00000+0 0   10
2 28894  98.1822 198.3357 0018192 170.8446 189.3580 14.59414517   19
1 28898U 05043J   05301.51154264 +.00000000 +00000+0 +00000+0 0   12
2 28898  98.1777 198.1990 0021847 180.8204 179.3569 14.58575701   17

[demime 1.01d removed an attachment of type application/pdf which had a name of UWE-1 - Beacon decode.pdf]
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