K3PGP Experimenter's Corner
Lunar Prospector to impact the lunar surface at 9:51 GMT 07/31/99 !!!
Prospector Heard ! Transmitter Specs
Actual Off Air Sound Recordings of Lunar Prospector!
The Uplink !
VE4MA hears the Uplink to Lunar Prospector via EME !
Tracking and Data
Real time Tracking and Data
Lunar Prospector Status Reports
Launch Report !
According to NASA, the Lunar Prospector is going to be launched at 23:31 UTC, 5 Jan 1998 (8:31pm EST) from Spaceport Florida's new Launch Complex 46 in Cape Canaveral.
The mission does not carry a camera, but it is expected to settle the issue of water trapped in ice deposits under the moon's surface. The frequencies for the probe are going to be the following:
2273.000 MHz downlink / 2093.0541 MHz uplink
Although I don't know the bandwidth of the expected emissions, I would expect there will be no problem hearing the probe downlink at 2273.000 Mhz. However, what might be most interesting is to look for the UPLINK via EME at 2093.0541 +- doppler !!!
This should be an excellent test for the sensitivity of your Rx equipment. I would appreciate any reception reports.
The link(s) below should be active during the current lunar probe mission !
Note: The above link may change daily! Try shortening it to:
And from time to time some interesting things show up at the CNN site!
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