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[aprssig] [amsat-bb] Re: Wallops ADAMSat Launch Thurs 7-9 AM

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Thu Mar 11 12:29:18 UTC 2010


07:13 Rocket is being elevated to launch position.
But launch on hold until clouds clear.

Live webcast on http://sites.wff.nasa.gov/webcast/
Downlink will be on 144.39 for the 100 mile 10 minute duration
of flight.

Bob, WB4APR 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org 
> [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of Robert
Bruninga
> Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 6:41 PM
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Cc: aprssig at tapr.org
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Wallops ADAMSat Launch Thurs 7-9 AM
> 
> Regarding Wallops launch 7-9 AM Thursday...
> 
> If you are going to logon to the APRS Launch CQSRVR from your
> mobile, you can do it now, since your logon will last for 24
> hours and assure you get instant messages from other stations
> even if  you are mobile.  I'm there now
> 
> Since your posts there go as global APRS RF bulletins to all
> similar APRS stations, they are limited to no more than one
per
> person per 30 minutes, so if you are going to have critical
> info, don't use a silver bullet and then lock yourself out.
> 
> Bob, WB4APR
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org 
> > [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of Robert
> Bruninga
> > Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 5:47 PM
> > To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> > Cc: aprssig at tapr.org
> > Subject: [amsat-bb] Wallops ADAMSat Launch Thurs 7-9 AM
> > 
> > > The Wallops launch window is (Thursday) 7- 9 AM. 
> > > They require < 10% cloud cover, and the forecast 
> > > is not promising. But they  decided to go through 
> > > the preparations and launch if the cloud breaks 
> > > just enough tomorrow.
> > >
> > > Wallops Launch team will be "tweeting" about all 
> > > the launch news or delays as they happen on:
> > >
> > > http://twitter.com/KyspaceADAMASat
> > 
> > APRS stations can receive Launch announcements even while
> mobile
> > via the APRS CQSRVR.  Just send APRS message to CQSRVR
> beginning
> > with the group name CQ WALLOPS ...
> > (for info on cqsrvr see www.aprs.org/cqsrvr.html
> > 
> > Remember, Point beams towards Wallops and capture all data
on
> > 144.39 1200 baud for the duration of the flight! Which
should
> be
> > visible over most of the mid-atlantic states.  Callsign will
> be
> > KJ4HVJ.
> > 
> > The sounding rocket with amateur satellite operates on
144.39
> > MHZ APRS will rise to 100 miles or so for an 8 minute
mission.
> 
> > 
> > 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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