NanoSail-D scheduled for deployment on Dec 6 UTC

From: Ted Molczan (ssl3molcz@rogers.com)
Date: Sun Dec 05 2010 - 19:53:05 UTC

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    According to the following source, NanoSail-D is scheduled to be deployed from its host, FastSat
    (10062D / 37225), on 2010 Dec 06, during a planned window that opens at 06:15 UTC:
    
    http://twitter.com/nanosaild
    
    Official 2-line elements are not available via Space Track, but these are said to be current for
    FastSat:
    
    1 90023U 0        10337.45398478 +.00000086 +00000-0 +20372-4 0 00180
    2 90023 071.9723 110.7346 0019937 284.0147 075.8775 14.76483169001977
    
    The sail is square, about 3 m on a side, and highly reflective, so should be visible, at least in
    flashes.
    
    According to this page, NanoSail-D will also transmit at 437.270 MHz, and there is a reference to an
    unspecified S-band frequency:
    
    http://nanosaild.engr.scu.edu/dashboard.htm
    
    Ted Molczan
    
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