DROWNING IN ÆTHER

Entry

I read about another ghost satellite, Transit 5b-5. Radio amateurs call it “the singing satellite”. I see it will orbit Rotterdam very closely. I wake up early and bike to the lake. Dawn starts setting in just when I arrive. It is freezing cold this morning. I hope that the satellite will catch enough sunlight to turn on and start transmitting. I start recording and search the sky thoroughly with the antenna, but after seventeen minutes of nothing on the spectrum analyzer I give up. It had passed Rotterdam silently.