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Re: STS122 with Columbus and the ARISS-EU antennaslaunchtomorrow



One of the best images of the antennas mounted on Columbus is located at
http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=34324. Just select
the image size (S|M|L) that you want to view. Other images of the
Columbus antennas are available at the ARISS-EU website
(http://www.ariss-eu.org/columbus.htm)

The radio equipment to be attached at the other end of the feedline is
still being discussed. 

Kenneth - N5VHO

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2007 7:32 AM
To: amsat-bb@amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: STS122 with Columbus and the ARISS-EU
antennaslaunch tomorrow

Are there pictures of the actual antennas? What equipment is used for  
rx/tx?


On Dec 5, 2007, at 4:56 AM, Graham Shirville wrote:

> Hi All,
>
> The ARISS-Europe L/S band antennas are now mounted on the outside  
> of Columbus which is safely located in the cargo bay of Shuttle  
> Atlantis prior to its scheduled launch tomorrow.
>
> The flight will be covered by NASA-TV as usual and their 150kb  
> video stream is also available over the internet. For this flight  
> ESA are also relaying  the program(me) over the Atlantic Bird 1  
> satellite for viewers in Europe who have a FTA satellite system.  
> Details from ESA are given below.
>
> As the antennas are on the "bottom" of Atlantis they will not  
> become visible until it has been completely removed from the cargo  
> bay prior to mating it with the Harmony module of the ISS during  
> the first EVA on  flight day 4.
>
> Exciting times!
>
> 73
>
> Graham G3VZV
>
>
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