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Re: RAFT is coming down! Grab telemetry



Could this be the best recorded AMSAT re-entry ever?

David Goncalves
W1EUJ

On 5/29/07, Geoff Clark <geoff.clark@clear.net.nz> wrote:
>
> Hi Bob,
> I'm at work but my antenna is beaming at the average max
> elevation points of all today's passes (basically South) and
> should be sending in the TLM via ZL2BAU. David, ZL3AI may
> also be monitoring/gating.
> 73
> Geoff ZL3GA
> Christchurch, New Zealand
> RE66ho
>
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: amsat-bb-bounces@amsat.org
> > > [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces@amsat.org]On Behalf Of Robert
> > > Bruninga Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2007 7:03 PM
> > > To: amsat-bb@amsat.org
> > > Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: RAFT is coming down! Grab
> > telemetry >
> > >
> > > RAFT is de-orbiting within the next 12 hours or so.
> > >
> > > It will arrive much earlier than any prediction based on
> > > Keplarian Elements because they are always too old.
> > > Best bet is to start 20 minutes early and point your
> > > beam towards AOS and where it will get about 10 deg
> > > above the horizon and wait.  Then manually follow the
> > short 3 minutes along the track... >
> > > - Who will get the last telemetry?
> > > - How hot will it get before telemetry dies?
> > >
> > > We need worldwide operators collecting telemetry packets
> > > if they want to capture the last packet.
> > >
> > > See the live temperature plot on the RAFT-RE_ENTRY WEB
> > > PAGE...
> > http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/craft/save-raft.html >
> > > We particularly need data from the southern hemisphere
> > > where the passes are in the sun and will show the
> > highest temps... >
> > > Tune in 145.825 1200 baud AX.25 packet.  And even with a
> > > small antenna, on the two overhead passes per day, you
> > > should get at least one telemetry packet.  They are
> > > every 10 seconds..  Each one begins with a unique serial
> > > T#nnn and so we can merge different captures from
> > different folks. >
> > > Bob, WB4APR
> > >
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