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[jamsat-news:564] * SpaceNews 09-Jun-97 *
SB NEWS @ AMSAT $SPC0609
* SpaceNews 09-Jun-97 *
MONDAY JUNE 9, 1997
SpaceNews originates at KD2BD in Wall Township, New Jersey, USA. It
is published every week and is made available for non-commercial use.
* AO-27 NEWS *
The 70-cm downlink signal from AO-27 is slowly drifting lower in frequency
with time. This drift is due to the natural aging of the transmitter crystal.
Controllers can adjust the downlink frequency slightly to compensate for the
drift, however the frequency change that has occurred to date greater than
the amount that can be compensated for by controllers. Users are asked to
be aware of this and take this into consideration when monitoring the AO-27
downlink (which is currently 436.792 MHz).
[Info via N4USI]
* MIR NEWS *
The Mir space station is currently active on both packet radio and FM voice.
Uplink is on 145.200 MHz. Downlink is on 145.800 MHz. PP8KWA in Amazonas,
Brazil downloaded the following list of messages from the Mir personal
message system on-board the space station:
Msg # Stat Date Time To From @ BBS Subject
103 P 06/04/97 23:53 WORLD PP8KWA Hello
102 PR 06/04/97 22:20 TODOS PT7WA Hello Everybody
101 PR 06/04/97 13:35 N6C0 R0MIR Frequencies?
100 PR 06/04/97 12:04 R0MIR N6CO TNX
99 PR 06/04/97 12:03 R0MIR N6CO bio
98 PR 06/04/97 12:02 ALL N6CO 2 Line MIR Keps 6-03
97 PR 06/04/97 10:28 R0MIR A6LIE Hello Mike and CREW!
96 PR 06/04/97 10:26 R0MIR A6LIE Hello Mike and CREW!
94 PR 06/04/97 07:26 R0MIR VE1AMA Question
93 PR 06/04/97 07:25 R0MIR VE1AMA Hello MIR crew...
7023 Bytes free
Next message Number 104
Mir can also be heard on communicating with ground control on 143.625 MHz FM.
Ron Parise, WA4SIR, reports that Mir communicates with groundstations at the
NASA Wallops Flight Facility at Wallops Island, Virginia, and the Dryden
Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, California. A third
site at the White Sands Missle Range in New Mexico is expected to become
operational within the next few weeks, and a fourth US site is currently
Keep an eye out for Mir as it is making visible passes after sunset. In
some cases, Mir is visible on every evening pass, particularly when the
passes occur in the northern sky.
* RS-10 NEWS *
Users of RS-10 are asked to monitor the satellite's downlinks as it may
return to the air shortly. The reason for its dissappearance remains a
mystery, but may have something to do with experiments carried out by
spacecraft controllers. Leonid Labutin, UA3CR, remains confident that
the satellite will return to the air and be operational before its 10th
anniversary is celebrated next month.
* FEEDBACK/INPUT WELCOMED *
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