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Re: Re: P3E launch in 2006?



Peter,
Do you have a planed launch date yet, and do you want to share it with us? 
Guess it is not March or October of 2006.

 Thanks,
Art, KC6UQH

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bill Ress" <bill@hsmicrowave.com>
To: "Peter Guelzow" <peter.guelzow@kourou.de>; <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Monday, January 30, 2006 3:47 PM
Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] Re: P3E launch in 2006?


> Peter,
>
> Thanks for your time in updating us on P3E. It is much appreciated!!
>
> Bill - N6GHz
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-AMSAT-BB@amsat.org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@amsat.org]On Behalf 
> Of
> Peter Guelzow
> Sent: Monday, January 30, 2006 2:35 PM
> To: amsat-bb@amsat.org
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re: P3E launch in 2006?
>
>
>> NASA Space Calender shows the P3E launch date is set at October 2006.
>> http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/calendar/
>>
>> I'm not sure its credibility...
>>
>
>
> I have informed the owner of the NASA Space Calender, that the published
> "March 2006" launch date for P3-E is not correct.
> Unfortunately this mis-leading information is still there.
>
> In the meantime the solar generator for P3-E was finished and delivered
> to our Integration Laboratory in Marburg. 5 panels (each Pmax = 35W)
> were equipped with Si cells and 2 panels (each Pmax = 49W) with GaAs
> cells. One panel is therefore in reserve. For the P3-E solar panels we
> use for the first time a new material: Sandwich layers of aluminum
> honeycomb material and a surface layer from glass fiber/epoxy resin in
> 6mm strength. The reason for this is, that the special honey honeycomb
> material used in former times was only available when purchased in
> enormous quantities and to exorbitant prices. By installing inserts with
> an electrically conducting adhesive, the electrical conductivity is
> secured by the aluminum structure of the honeycomb material.
> Additionally thick cover glasses were attached, in order to protect the
> solar cells against the rough conditions in space. For material and
> expenditure for the production of the panels we had to pay an amount in
> the order of six digits of Euros .
>
> Further important activities concerned the assembly of the earth and sun
> sensors, qualifications of the separation spring, final work on the
> assembly of the solar panels, manufacturing the clamp band for the
> separation system, preparing for building the wiring harness and various
> technical meetings to finish the IHU-3 software and designing the new SDX.
>
> I have to apologize that our Web pages are a little bit outdated. But as
> mentioned in my previous eMail, the transfer of contents to our new CMS
> system takes somewhat longer than hoped and more time is needed. On the
> other hand, we currently have to concentrate our efforts to finishing 
> P3-E.
>
> 73s
>
> Peter Guelzow, DB2OS
> President AMSAT-DL
> Project Leader P3-E
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