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|The Second Image of Earth
from AO-40's SCOPE/RUDAK Camera
|The SCOPE digital color camera module onboard the Amateur Radio satellite AMSAT-OSCAR-40 were used to record this second image of Earth from space by AO-40 on Dec. 15, 2001.
The photo by Jim White, at his RUDAK experiment command station WDØE, was processed by the Tokyo JAMSAT SCOPE Team.
Aboard the satellite, camera A has a narrow field of view and camera B has a wide field of view. This photo, snapped by camera B, shows most of North and South America except northern Canada and Alaska. The shadow is in the upper right quadrant and just over the top of the Earth.
It took six hours for WDØE to download the raw uncompressed image data via 9600bps link. JAMSAT is the Japan AMSAT Association. See: photos 2, 3, 4 Image © 2001 JAMSAT
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