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G4TUT
06-20-2007, 09:25 AM
JPL Voyager Flight Team congratulates AMSAT-DL

In March 2006, the VOYAGER-1 interstellar probe was received by the MSAT-DL/IUZ team using the 20m dish in Bochum. Voyager 1 is the furthest object away from earth built by humans.

A reception report, including a poster, was sent to the JPL team and a few days ago we received the following eMail, together with a nice picture of the Voyager Flight Team and our reception report in their hands.

"On June 6, 2007, the Voyager Flight Team opened the photo we received in the mail from you. Congratulations on your successful downlink acquisition of Voyager 1 at your 20 meter tracking station. Acquiring such a distant object is a remarkable achievement, especially for an amateur team. Thank you very much for your interest in Voyager. "

As a token of our appreciation, please find the attached photo of our team. Voyager Flight Team Members are, from left to right, Mr. Ed Massey - Project Manager, Steve Howard - Ground Data Systems Engineer, Thomas Weeks - Attitude Control Sensors Engineer, Regina Wong Science Processing, Larry Zotarelli - Sequence Engineer, Pearline Johnson - Finance, Jim Jaeger - Data System Engineer, Roger Ludwig - Telecom & Sequence Integration Engineer, Sun Matsumoto - System Lead & Fault Protection Engineer, Enrique Medina - Attitude Control & Electrical Power Engineer, Glenda Sherman - Secretary, Jefferson Hall - Mission Director.

Sincerely,
Roger Ludwig
on behalf of the Voyager Flight Team "

The picture can be found here:
http://www.amsat-dl.org/....emid=97 (http://www.amsat-dl.org//index.php?ption=com_content&task=view&id=142&Itemid=97)

Congratulations to our AMSAT-DL/IUZ team in Bochum for this huge achievement. It also demonstrates now officially that the 20m dish is good enough to support the AMSAT P5-A Mission to Mars

73s
Peter DB2OS
AMSAT-DL President

Related URLs
NASA JPL Voyager 1
http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/

VOYAGER 1 received by AMSAT-DL group
http://www.southgatearc.org/news/april2006/voyager1.htm

AMSAT-UK 2006 Colloquium Presentation Receiving Voyager 1
http://www.southgatearc.org/news/june2006/receiving_voyager1.htm

P3-E/P5-A PowerPoint presentation with pictures of Bochum
http://www.uk.amsat.org/10GHz

Amateur Radio Mars Orbiter P5-A information
http://ticket-to-mars.org/index.pl

The AMSAT-UK 2007 International Space Colloquium will be held from the 20th to 22nd July at the University of Surrey, Guildford. All are welcome to attend. http://www.uk.amsat.org/Colloquium/





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KY5U
06-20-2007, 01:43 PM
Great job and thanks for posting this here. Nice to see that V'ger is still seeking it's creator.

N9JLF
06-28-2007, 10:59 AM
Wow! great job.

KA9UCE
07-03-2007, 05:48 AM
That is GREAT news!

I wonder now, what receiver, pre-amp and more was used to detect such a weak signal??

I'd love to read about the equipment in use at that ground station so others can attempt to assemble an equivalent station(budgetary constraints, of course).

To the other commenter....thanks for the StarTrek connection, I loved it!