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Re: Delfi-C3 status update 18 May 13:00 UTC

Hi all,

I just want to say how incredible proud I am that Delfi-C3 received
its OSCAR number DO-64!
Working on the spacecraft and with the spacecraft is very rewarding.
After Wouter Jan Ubbels PE4WJ tested the transponder I also had a go
and therefore was the second person to work the transponder!
Thank you amsat-BB members for all your great posts about Delfi-C3 and
thanks for receiving telemetry and sending it in. Over 130000 frames
of data in our database is a great achievement!
** Please note that we only tested the transponder. DO-64 is still in
telemetry mode on 145.930 +/- doppler! See
for details.

best 73,

Wouter Weggelaar
Delfi-C3 Local Oscillators designer and Delft ground station operator

On Sun, May 18, 2008 at 4:14 PM, Wouter Jan Ubbels <wjubbels@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Another status update on the Delfi-C3 satellite:
> 1. During the 10:40 UTC pass over the Delfi-C3 groundstation on Thursday
> 15th of May, the linear transponder was successfully tested and activated
> for a short time. The CW beacon was received well and subsequently good
> signals using SSB were received. An audio file of the test can be found at:
> http://www.delfic3.nl/photoblog/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/pe4wj_transponder_test.mp3
> 2. We are currently performing tests while the spacecraft is over our
> groundstation in order to address the downlink dropout issue. Since we take
> it step by step, the satellite may still experience downlink dropouts over
> the coming days.
> 3. TLE's for object G match best at this moment, we are becoming more and
> more confident that G is in fact Delfi-C3.
> 4. Up to this date, we have received over 130000 AX.25 frames from all over
> the world, thank you very much for your efforts and observations so far!
> 5. Delfi-C3 has been given an OSCAR number by AMSAT, and is now Also Known
> As DO-64, which stands for Delfi-C3 OSCAR 64 or Dutch OSCAR 64. It is a true
> honour for all team members to have Delfi-C3 join in the long tradition of
> OSCAR satellites.
> best 73, on behalf of the Delfi-C3 team,
> Wouter Jan Ubbels PE4WJ
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