On 01/21/2011 01:54 PM, Patrik Tast wrote:
I don't know, but this, from the Nansat-D mission dashboard, is not
Is it linear polarized, if so which?
If not, then which circular polarisation?
ejected on 1/17/11 at approximately 1900 PST. Beacon data was
routinely received by the public throughout the world from
1/19-21/11, and telemetry indicates that the sail deployed on
schedule. As of early morning PST on 1/21/11, no beacon packets
are being received. This combined with a plunging battery
voltage may mean that NanoSail-D is effectively out of power.
The ops team and amateur radio operators around the world are
still making attempts to make contact with the spacecraft.
We will be tracking
the de-orbiting of NanoSail-D over the next few months, and we
will post any available visual photographs of the satellite,
which are being collected by the mission team at NASA Marshall
Space Flight Center."
Shirleys Bay Radio Astronomy Consortium