Re: SMAP (2015-003A) Visual Observation

From: ronlee--- via Seesat-l <>
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2015 12:46:46 -0700 (MST)
Looks like around 19-20 Feb 2015 per this link:

"On Day 16, the boom supporting the antenna will be unstowed
and extended into a “tail wagging the dog” configuration. It
will take 16 minutes for the 16-foot arm to unfold and lock
into place.

Next, on Day 20, after a few days of monitoring the spacecraft
performance in the boom deploy configuration, the antenna itself
will be unfurled like a camping chair in a 33-minute procedure.

Ron Lee

> Has the big antenna been deployed yet? I understood it would be a week or
> two before the antenna was opened and a few weeks more before it would be
> spun up. After that it should be much brighter and much more interesting
> to observe.
> Frank Reed
> Conanicut Island USA
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