[amsat-bb] Re: Best Available Information

Paul Stoetzer n8hm at arrl.net
Wed Sep 4 03:08:41 PDT 2013

For NEE-01 Pegasus, the status says "Reported possible collision with space
junk" and for the other two, the status says "On orbit." The operational
satellites have a status of "operational," but, yes, it's probably
confusing to list them under the heading of "operational satellites."
Perhaps a new part should be added to the Weekly Satellite Report for
satellites with an unknown status.

It would be nice if the organizations responsible for the satellites
themselves were to update the worldwide amateur satellite community. No one
has said a word about TURKSAT-3USAT since days after it's launch.


Paul, N8HM

On Tue, Sep 3, 2013 at 4:15 PM, Clint Bradford <clintbrad4d at earthlink.net>wrote:

> Just received an email message from one new to working the
> ham sats. Asked me why he was having trouble accessing / working
> Pegasus, TurkSat, and PW-Sat.
> Huh?
> A weird trio of birds - and as I offered resources to him like the
> Live OSCAR Status Page and others, I asked him why he was working
> this trio of birds.
> Well, he was using our own AMSAT "operational analog amateur
> satellites" publication.
> And sonofagun, in today's release, there they are:
> ---------------------------------------------------
> Part 1 (S1) - operational analog amateur satellites
> WSR 245 Part 1 09/02/2013
> ...
> NEE-01 Pegasus
> ...
> ...
> PW-Sat
> ---------------------------------------------------
> Why are these the first three listed in our official
> "operational analog amateur sats" reference guide?
> Clint K6LCS
> ----------------------------------
> Clint Bradford, K6LCS
> http://www.clintbradford.com
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