[aprssig] APRS satellite Launch 11 March Mid-Atlantic
jason at ke4nyv.com
Tue Mar 2 17:53:38 CST 2010
I am emailing you offlist. The mission is Hall 12.067 and I just checked our schedule and we are on for the 11th (first attempt) and we have a backup attempts on the 12th and 13th. The scheduled launch window is 0700-0900 local for each attempt.
Here is the direct NASA events calendar:
I have been in touch with Anthony this week and I am hoping to meet up with them launch day. I will be in the Range Control Center, but I could get busy. I work on the ship surveilance side, also supporting RF equipment in the RCC. I am going to try and break away to catch data from my car.
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--- On Tue, 3/2/10, Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:
> From: Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu>
> Subject: [aprssig] APRS satellite Launch 11 March Mid-Atlantic
> To: "'TAPR APRS Mailing List'" <aprssig at tapr.org>
> Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2010, 6:32 PM
> East Coast APRS Satellite Launch 11
> You will be able to see it too over most of the
> mid-atlantic. I
> don't see a launch time or any other info yet. Here
> is what I
> have received:
> A sounding rocket with amateur satellite operating on
> 144.39 MHZ
> APRS will rise to 100 miles or so for an 8 minute
> mission. The
> rocket (I think) is the Hall 12.067.
> The payload is called SOCEM/ADAMASat. There is a
> program and GUI to interface to your PC so you can grab
> telemetry live. It is on:
> It's a one shot deal, so I'm gonna have a backup TNC and
> HYPERTERM collecting everything.
> ADAMASat is the Antenna Deployment and Mono-filament
> Satellite. It's a 2U CubeSat designed by Kentucky Space as
> of SOCEM, the Sub-Orbital CubeSat Experimental Mission.
> ADAMASat, which is scheduled to launch on Hall 12.067 out
> Wallops Flight Facility on 11 March, will fly in space for
> roughly 8 minutes performing an engineering experiment and
> transmitting data down to Earth via APRS packets.
> More information on ADAMASat is available at
> http://ssl.engr.uky.edu/suborbital/adamasat Kentucky
> Space is
> hereby releasing to the AMSAT-NA community the ADAMASat
> GUI, a free 32-bit Windows binary for amateur radio
> operators in
> the Eastern United States who are interested in tracking
> ADAMASat on its launch day. The GUI is a standalone
> and upon opening it on his/her computer, the HAM will be
> with a popup window which explains the steps required to
> the payload.
> All that is needed is a Windows machine, a radio and TNC
> can receive on 144.390 MHz, a serial or USB cable, and a
> suitable location. The GUI parses the APRS packets as they
> received, graphing temperatures on-board the payload and
> reporting status of the mission in real-time. It also
> instructions on e-mailing the packet log to Kentucky Space
> aid in post-processing, and a built-in aggregator for the
> official ADAMASat Twitter RSS feed.
> Disclaimer: Kentucky Space provides the GUI "as is"
> warranties of any kind, and shall not incur any liability
> any damages connected to the use of the GUI.
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