Bochum delivers space data again…

Bochum delivers space data again…

August 31, 2021 Off By Peter Gülzow

Our eyes and ears are finally back on Mars and Stereo-A.

In June this year (2021) the antenna control of the 20-meter antenna at the observatory Bochum was damaged by a heavy lightning strike and had to be repaired. The system was successfully recommissioned at the end of August, including a new fine calibration.

On behalf of DLR, the Bochum Observatory and AMSAT-DL are now again supplying space weather data from the STEREO-A spacecraft to NASA and the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC).

Away from the STEREO-A reception, which we have been conducting continuously for about 10 years, Mars is of course often in focus. Here currently also the reception of Tianwen-1.


The successful repair is also due to the team of volunteers of AMSAT-DL and Observatory Bochum. Especially mentioned are Mario DL5MLO, James G3RUH, Thilo DJ5YM, Jens DH6BB, Ralf Höhinghaus and Peter DB2OS.


Thilo Elsner, Director of the Bochum Observatory
Peter Gülzow, Chairman of AMSAT-Deutschland e.V.

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