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[aprssig] East Coast Rocket Launch Saturday?

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Tue Mar 23 21:17:05 UTC 2010


The possible 2nd attempt to launch the Rocket from Wallops VA
will be this Saturday or Sunday (27th or 18th) between 10 to
1400 EDT.  Nothing official yet.  But people at hamfests on the
East Coast may see it. 

> -----Original Message-----
> Sent: Tuesday, March 02, 2010 6:29 PM
> 
> 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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