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[aprssig] APRS satellite Launch 11 March Mid-Atlantic

Jason Rausch jason at ke4nyv.com
Tue Mar 2 23:54:43 UTC 2010


Damn it!  That is the second time I have done that!  Sorry folks.

Jason Rausch


--- On Tue, 3/2/10, Jason Rausch <jason at ke4nyv.com> wrote:

> From: Jason Rausch <jason at ke4nyv.com>
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRS satellite Launch 11 March Mid-Atlantic
> To: bruninga at usna.edu, "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at tapr.org>
> Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2010, 6:53 PM
> Bob,
> 
> 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:
> 
> http://sched.wff.nasa.gov/wffsched/
> 
> 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.
> 
> Jason Rausch
> RPC Electronics, LLC
> www.rpc-electronics.com
> 
> 
> --- 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
> > March!
> > 
> > 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
> > computer
> > program and GUI to interface to your PC so you can
> grab
> > the
> > telemetry live.  It is on:
> > http://ssl.engr.uky.edu/adamasat_free_gui.exe
> > 
> > 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
> > Actuator
> > Satellite. It's a 2U CubeSat designed by Kentucky
> Space as
> > part
> > of SOCEM, the Sub-Orbital CubeSat Experimental
> Mission.
> > ADAMASat, which is scheduled to launch on Hall 12.067
> out
> > of
> > 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
> > FREE
> > 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
> > application
> > and upon opening it on his/her computer, the HAM will
> be
> > greeted
> > with a popup window which explains the steps required
> to
> > track
> > the payload. 
> > 
> > All that is needed is a Windows machine, a radio and
> TNC
> > which
> > can receive on 144.390 MHz, a serial or USB cable, and
> a
> > suitable location. The GUI parses the APRS packets as
> they
> > are
> > received, graphing temperatures on-board the payload
> and
> > reporting status of the mission in real-time. It also
> > includes
> > instructions on e-mailing the packet log to Kentucky
> Space
> > to
> > aid in post-processing, and a built-in aggregator for
> the
> > official ADAMASat Twitter RSS feed. 
> > 
> > Disclaimer: Kentucky Space provides the GUI "as is"
> > without
> > warranties of any kind, and shall not incur any
> liability
> > for
> > any damages connected to the use of the GUI.
> >         
> > 
> > 
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