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Author Topic: 058:26:57 Jim Fucci expresses his displeasure at Parkes being inoperable  (Read 251 times)

Offline MadDogBV

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NETWORK Ron DiCosmo gives PROCEDURES Jim Fucci a briefing on the current state of Parkes (the 210ft radio telescope otherwise known as "The Big Dish"), and the inability to get LM data.

Link: https://apolloinrealtime.org/13/?t=058:26:57&ch=5
« Last Edit: February 25, 2023, 10:12:37 AM by MadDogBV »

Offline Stephen Slater

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Re: 058:26:57 Jim Fucci expresses his displeasure at Parks being inoperable
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2023, 06:50:27 PM »
Thanks for finding this. I passed the info on to the Operations Scientist at Parkes... and he then passed the recording on to Geoff Foote and Bruce Window. They're the people the controllers were talking about driving to the telescope to setup the microwave relays and re-configuring the antenna....

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Re: 058:26:57 Jim Fucci expresses his displeasure at Parks being inoperable
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2023, 10:10:51 AM »
Awesome! I'm glad to see that this recording had a lot of historical significance.

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Re: 058:26:57 Jim Fucci expresses his displeasure at Parkes being inoperable
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2023, 06:17:31 PM »
Parkes was not scheduled to support. Short view periods. HSK and HSKX could give good enough comms, especially with the deployed surface S band antenna.
And getting Parkes up and go was far more complicatd than just "adding a portable microwave link"
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« Last Edit: February 25, 2023, 06:53:00 PM by mdinn »