Fwd: 20180126 Break-Break-Break IMAGE Status

From: Scott Tilley via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2018 09:51:48 -0800
I just received official confirmation from NASA that IMAGE is indeed alive!  See Below!

Scott Tilley

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> From: "Burley, Richard J."
> Date: January 26, 2018 at 08:55:54 PST
> To: Scott Tilley <sthed475_at_telus.net>
> Subject: FW: 20180126 Break-Break-Break IMAGE Status
> Engineers at GSFC have acquired the suspect S-band source using the 4m CTA (Compatibility Test Antenna) here at
> GSFC (.jpg attached and no I’m not in the picture).  They acquired the signal while the target was on ascent at
> about 2RE.  Center frequency (CF) was between 2272.478 and 2273.418.  The difference between IMAGE documented CF of
> 2272.5Mhz can be attributed to expected Doppler.  Subcarriers are visible as well 1.7Mhz from CF as expected.  The
> signal strength was oscillating.  Plots will be forthcoming.  The oscillation is not unexpected given IMAGE’s
> loss of spin balance.
> All indications so far suggest that this is, in fact, IMAGE.
> Richard J. Burley
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