Dawn - a year to go

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Spooky, New Horizons did the same earlier this week.

Just after Dawn fired up its ion engines to begin spiraling down toward its third science orbit of Ceres on June 30, the spacecraft's protective software detected a problem of some sort, NASA officials said. As a result, Dawn quickly shut off its engines and went into safe mode.

http://www.space.com/29877-nasa-dawn-spacecraft-glitch-ceres.html
 
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Dawn is now at lowest altitude.

 
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Maybe I need a bigger dish, 2-3dB SNR in 1Hz at 8434.8948MHz (9GHz LO)
Thanks to @uhf-satcom.com for your help

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Channel Hopper

Channel Hopper

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My Satellite Setup
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Channel Hopper

Channel Hopper

Suffering fools, so you don't have to.
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My Satellite Setup
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My Location
UK South
I had a suspicion the natives would manage to lasso it before long.

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s-band

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My Satellite Setup
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Various L, S, C, X & Ka bits. 1.2m S/X/Ku/Ka Prodelin on Az-El
My Location
SE UK
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