Re: [Hearsat] Re:DSP's

From: Grady Whitney (Grungefreak@valornet.com)
Date: Wed Aug 08 2007 - 10:38:26 EDT

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    Hi Greg,
    
    Yes it is a great loss. Ivan, and Paul help me come up so to speak in the 
    radio observing, and migh visual guidance has came from Mike.
    
    Thanks for the list, I'll check these!
    
    Regards,
    Grady Whitney  32.9130 N, 94.5500 W (EM22rv)
    
    
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "Greg Roberts" <grr@telkomsa.net>
    To: <hearsat@mailman.qth.net>
    Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2007 3:37 AM
    Subject: [Hearsat] Re:DSP's
    
    
    >
    > Hi Grady
    >
    > DSP F16 Aka #21805 and 91080B is object #90068 in Mikes file.
    >
    > The current elements are fairly recent so it should be pretty close
    > to the predicted position. I will check it out optically as soon as my
    > rainy season finishes in about a months time .
    >
    > Other DSP identifications in Mikes catalog are:
    >
    > #90002   =  DSP F4   aka 73040A #06691
    > #90003   =  DSP F11 aka 84037A #14930
    > #90033   =  DSP F20 ?
    > #90041   =  DSP F6   aka 76059A  #08916
    > #90050   =  DSP F9   aka 81025A  #12339
    > #90060   =  DSP F19  stranded in transfer orbit, inclination 29 deg, 
    > period 618
    >                  mins, still transmitting.-confirmed by late Ivan Artner- 
    > a great loss
    >                  to the amateur tracking community.
    > #90067   =  DSP F7  aka 77007A  #09803
    > #90068   =  DSP F16 aka 91080B #21805
    > #90069   =  DSP F8  aka 79053A #11397
    > #90072   =  DSP F5  aka 75118A #08482
    > #90073   =  DSP ? (still transmitting )-found by late Ivan Artner
    >
    > These cross-identifications were obtained from a Russian news group-
    > unfortunately only in Russian so had to use a web translator with 
    > sometimes
    > amusing results.
    >
    > Optically these satellites are very easy to identify owing to their 
    > characteristic
    > flash pattern.
    >
    > Most of the 900** objects were found by me during a geostationary orbit
    > plane track search over my location (Cape Town, South Africa) so not all
    > will be visible over CONUS area so Im sure there are several more that
    > could be found either optically or by means of their radio transmissions.
    >
    > About once a month I do optical checking of all visible 900** objects over
    > my location (overdue at the moment because of local weather) so some 
    > elements
    > may be getting a little old.
    >
    > Cheers
    > Greg
    >
    >
    >> Message: 5
    >> Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2007 23:50:46 -0500
    >> From: "Grady Whitney" <Grungefreak@valornet.com>
    >> Subject: [Hearsat] DSP
    >> To: "Hearsat - L" HearSat@mailman.qth.net
    >>
    >> Howdy,
    >>
    >> Any of you guys have a kep of DSP-16?
    >>
    >> If I remember correctly it was once in Mike's file? :-)
    >>
    >> Any other info on DSP would be useful too.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Regards,
    >> Grady Whitney  32.9130 N, 94.5500 W (EM22rv)
    >>
    >>
    >>
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