Command Station succeeded in transmitting a command to FO-29.
FO-29, 12:00-12:15UTC 28Aug2009, Mel 46deg
HI HI 22 E2 88 D1 8F 08 05 25 00 24 01 01 5B 65 99 9C F0 5D E8 E9 EA E9 EA
HI HI 22 E2 88 D1 8F 08 05 25 00 24 01 01 5A 65 99 9C F0 8D E8 E9 EA E8 EA
HI HI 22 E2 88 D1 8F 08 05 25 00 24 01 01 59 65 99 9C F0 8E E8 E9 EA E8 E9
HI HI 22 E2 88 D1 8F 08 05 25 00 24 01 01 52 66 99 9D F0 8B E8 E8 EA E8 EA
HI HI 22 E2 88 D1 8F 08 05 25 00 24 01 01 4E 65 99 9C F0 80 E8 E8 EA E8 E9
HI HI 22 E2 88 D1 8F 08 05 25 00 24 01 01 47 65 99 9C EB 71 E8 E8 EA E8 E9
HI HI 22 22 88 D1 8F 08 05 25 00 24 01 01 01 84 66 78 83 8F E7 E8 E9 E7 E9
HI HI 22 22 88 D5 8F 08 05 25 00 24 01 01 01 82 66 78 82 89 E7 E8 E9 E7 E9
HI HI 22 22 88 D5 8F 08 05 25 00 24 01 01 01 84 66 78 82 62 E7 E8 E9 E7 E9
HI HI 22 22 88 D5 8F 08 05 25 00 24 01 01 01 83 66 77 81 8E E8 E8 E9 E7 E9
fo29cwts.exe Ver2.4 update
CW can be available from FO-29 only over Japan now. You are simply
copied by Copy & Paste into the upper window of this program. It is
insignificant whether the blank character exists between the CW values.
And you can analyze them max 50 lines. The CW telemetry values are
calculated and are shown graphically in an accustomed method.
The individual decoded data are saved additionally into a text file.
JE9PEL, Mineo Wakita
With all the recent discussion about launch costs, I thought this would be of interest:
Details of New Japanese Cost-Cutting Launch Vehicle Leaked
August 27, 2009 | Satellite Today | Staff Writer
[Satellite TODAY 08-28-09] The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is spending $213 million to develop a small launch vehicle in 2010 to reduce satellite launch costs by two-thirds, according to Nikkei reports, released Aug. 27.
JAXA is working with The Japanese Ministry of Science and Technology and IHI Corp. on the project.
The new three-stage rocket will be 24 meters in length and 2.5 meters in diameter at its widest section – less than half the size and carrying capacity of JAXA’s H-2A launch vehicle. The rocket will be able to carry payloads as heavy as 1.2 tons and use solid fuel for all three of its stages. JAXA claims that, since it will not have to fill up with liquid fuel, using solid fuel will cut down on the time that the rocket will need to prepare for liftoff once it arrives at the launch site.
Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) has a similar business model and mission in the United States. Falcon-1, SpaceX’s smaller launch vehicle, uses liquid fuel and costs between $8 and $10 million per launch.
JAXA’s new rocket would bring competition into Asia’s discount launch vehicle market, as China is also looking to provide cheaper launch services through its Long-March vehicle.
According to reports, the rocket will cost $32 million to produce and launch – less than a third of H-2A’s price tag. Falcon-1 missions currently cost between $8 and $10 million per launch.
The first liftoff is expected to take place as early as fiscal 2012 and will most likely be used to send space research and solar system satellites into orbit. Eventually, the new rocket may carry a landing vehicle for Japan’s Moon exploration project, targeted for 2020, the agencies said in the reports.
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As I am about to start my trip it's raining in NE Ohio and the WX forecast
for WV & western VA, where these grids are located is not good. I still
plan to be "on location" to try work 'em, but I don't relish getting my
radio and myself drenched. So, bottom line: The WX makes the activation
of EM96, EM98 & EM99 [scheduled per previous msgs] "iffy" today. The
forecast for EM94 early tomorrow morning is better.
I'll do my best!
I still haven't returned my ballot for the AMSAT Board of
Directors election, in part because I don't feel that I
have really good information on which to make a decision.
I would like to vote for a Board that will be effective and
strengthen the organization. It is particularly important
to select the best possible board because, in my view, AMSAT
is an organization in serious trouble. But, I would prefer
to base my vote on the recent accomplishments, recent
positions during board meetings, and explicit near-term
objectives of the candidates. I would prefer to not simply
use a blunt strategy of voting against all incumbents and for
all challengers. Unfortunately, I don't feel that I really
know much about the activities of the individual board members.
To remedy this, I suggest that the close of the BoD elections
be postponed until at least thirty days after the following
have been published:
o A list of all Board meetings held over the last year
o Minutes from all of these Board meetings
o Minutes from all AMSAT committee meetings of the last year
We can certainly have a discussion about the appropriate
level of transparency for the Board and its committees, and
whether the Board is meeting those objectives. Here is what
the D.C. statutes under which AMSAT is incorporated have to
say on the matter:
Each corporation shall keep correct and complete books and
records of account and shall keep minutes of the proceedings
of its members, board of directors, and committees having any
of the authority of the board of directors; ... All books and
records of a corporation may be inspected by any member having
voting rights, or his agent or attorney, for any proper purpose
at any reasonable time.
Can someone who is or was involved with ARISS during the 25th Anniversary event please contact me off the BB?
I was excited to recive my 25th Anniversary Certificate today - until I opened it.
It confirms an SWL report, and I submitted proof of a 2-way contact with another amateur over the repeater. The certificate is very nice, but I'd like to inquire about getting a certificate that actually confirms what I claimed (a claim that included the other station's QSL and mine) - a 2-way contact.
Thanks in advance for any help.
Tim - N3TL
Thanks to Bob for starting an interesting thread.
On boeard electrolysis of water to produce Hydrogen/Oxygen rocket fuel.
An most interesting paper on the subject at https://e-reports-ext.llnl.gov/pdf/236614.pdf
It does work in space.
Could it get us from LEO to MEO?
Since Bob is a can do guy I will follow this one with great interest, way to go Bob.
73 John G7HIA
Whats everyone using for their az / el rotors and
What do you think of them and how trouble free have they been?
I still have to get one .. And its lots of dollars so I wanted it to
Be dollars well spent ..
All I have see is the yaesu ones so far that run with the computer in the
Are there other brands that do the same thing ?? Like Wilson , etc ..
Randy - N2CUA
Hi guyz. In private e-mails a couple of folks have indicated that they need
grid EM94 in South Carolina. I'm going to get a very early start on
Saturday, 08/29/09, so as to be in EM94 to try to hit the AO-51 pass @ about
11:19Z. I think it'll work. (Yea, I know that's *really* early, but the
next pass I could hit won't be until mid-late afternoon -long after I need
to be at my destination.) I plan on being there absent unforeseen
circumstances, e.g., rain.
Pls QSL as per previous message.
Hi, you wrote:
> Is there a place where amateurs can have a look at what the status is of
> the planned actions?
this examination of FO-29 operate only over Japan.
I will announce it again if this examination for restoration succeeds.
JE9PEL, Mineo Wakita