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2015-05-02 18:19:31
UCD need help recovering 2 satellites
Hi Everyone,

I am a member on here, and also part of the UCD Space Science group in Dublin.

Yesterday we launched two satellites that were tethered to a high altitude balloon. These CanSats in tupperware containers were launched from Valentia Observatory yesterday afternoon. The last transmission we had from the satellite was sent at 1702 (5:02pm), heading in an easterly direction from the GPS coordinates: 51.859125N -9.347069W. We assumed low-level winds may have moved it eastwards of this location. However, due to the altitude of the terrain in the region and its decent rate, we think it is fairly close to this location.

We believe they may be in the vicinity of the glen that feeds the Roughty River. Somewhere near the tops of Carran, Carran North-East top, Coomataggart and the hills in that horseshoe and valley on the Kerry/Cork border.

The parachute is red, and the CanSats both carry the UCD logo. One has a painted black lid, the other is see through and has pictures around the rim. The two satellites travelled together. One has contact details. The event was publicised on Twitter using the handle @astroucd and @ORobertsPhys. Here, you will find pictures of the hardware, which contain very important scientific data. Both satellites have spikey radio antennae at their bases. Additional information also exists on the MV facebook page (two pictures).

If they are found please contact us on twitter, by the contact details in the satellites or me directly on here.

Many thanks and best regards,

Oliver Roberts
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eflanaga an hour ago.
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Onzy a day ago.
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Onzy a day ago.
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