Re: Nanosail-D2 status

From: Robert Holdsworth (robbonz1@xtra.co.nz)
Date: Sat Dec 11 2010 - 07:11:26 UTC

  • Next message: Greg Roberts: "Optical 10 Dec 2010"

    It is now in doubt whether it even ejected let alone unfurled.
    
    http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/smallsats/nanosaild.html
    
    Thanks to Universe Today for drawing attention to NASA's update.
    
    Robert
    
    
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "Ted Molczan" <ssl3molcz@rogers.com>
    To: <seesat-l@satobs.org>
    Sent: Saturday, December 11, 2010 1:03 PM
    Subject: RE: Nanosail-D2 status
    
    
    > Denise Moser wrote:
    >
    >> Apparently FASTSAT kicked it out, but Nanosail-D2 either
    >> didn't want to go or left silent and sullen. No radio
    >> beacons--several amateur radio trackers also report nothing.
    >> www.bit.ly/8Si0a
    >
    > Also troubling, is the lack of even of a catalogue entry. Not conclusive, 
    > but it seems reasonable to
    > expect it to have been detected and catalogued by now.
    >
    > Ted Molczan
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