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Sent: Friday, January 21, 2011
Subject: Re: [Discuss-gnuradio]
NanoSail-D turns out isn't lost!
On 01/21/2011 01:54 PM, Patrik Tast wrote:
I don't know, but this, from the
Nansat-D mission dashboard, is not very hopeful:
Is it linear polarized, if so which?
If not, then which circular
STATUS: NanoSail-D 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