Has there been any test on the telecommunication payload?
From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Jan-Albert Koekemoer Sent: 25 January 2010 01:01 PM To: [email protected] Cc: [email protected] Subject: [Sumbandila: 286] Temporary suspension of SO-67 service
There is little more than 6 weeks left in which to complete the outstanding commissioning activities on Sumbandila before operations are planned to be handed over in middle-March to the Satellite Application Center, who will then continue to operate the satellite on behalf of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) - owner of the satellite.
Since our progress is currently hampered by the various SA-AMSAT payload activities, we have unfortunately no choice but to temporarily suspend this service on SO-67. We plan to have it "on air" again end-March / beginning Apr this year.
We have so far successfully executed more than 320 payload activations since we started using the SA-AMSAT payload in Q4 2009.
Thank you for your understanding and patience.
Jan-Albert Koekemoer, PrEng
Sun Space & Information Systems (Pty) Ltd.
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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