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Book 6 postscript

PostScript ... Author's Note

In a very large darkened room that only has a single and very weak source of light, it may be difficult to find something if one looks only where there's light. One should not only move the light, but also consider that one may find something other than what one seeks.

Acronyms

a/o and / or

ARECIBO RT Arecibo Radio Telescope Facility in Puerto Rica

asap as soon as possible

BEA bubble effect (atmospheric) anomaly

bs bullshit

CCS Cryptographic Construction Services (a US Corporation)

CS Unit The Communications Satellite Unit at Chandler

DA Unit The Data Analysis Unit at Chandler

DBP Telekom Deutsche Bundespost Telekom

DMM Diamond Multi-Media

DNO did not orbit

DOD Department of Defense (USA)

DS Digital Security

DSCS Defense Satellite Communications Service

DSO, DOD Digital Security Operations of Dept of Defense

DSN Deep Space Network

ELF Extra low Frequency (radio signals)

ESA European Space Agency

EV Emergency Vehicle

GEO satellit Geo-Statioary Earth orbiting satellite

GSO Geostationary Orbit

GS Unit The Ground Station Unit at Chandler

HD Hard Disc (of a computer)

IF Infra-Red (transmitter)

ISS International Space Station

JPL CalTech Jet Propulsion Laboratories at California Tech College

KSC Kennedy Space Center

LAN Local Area Network

MA Medical Assistant

MO Medical Officer

NSA National Security Agency

NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration (US Gov).

NWT North West Territories (of Canada)

PINE GAP USA Space & Defence Communications Centre

PMO Para-Medical Orderly

PR Public Relations

RCMP Royal Canadian Mounted Police

RDF Radio Direction Finder

RT Radio Telescope

satcomm satellite communications

Sat Comm satellite communications

SC4 SatComm 04 Communications Satellite

SERENDIP/SETI organisations involved in Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence

SETI (organisation for the) Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

SEU Single Event Upset

STS the Space Shuttle program code name

TLC tender loving care

TMOD Telecommunications and Mission Operations Directorate

UHF Ultra High Frequency (radio signals)

ULF Ultra Low Frequency (radio signals)

VHF Very High Frequency (radio signals)

VLH . Very Low Frequency (radio signals)

VLA Very Large Array (radio telescope)

VLLA Very Long Linear Array


List of Characters

eDNA Electronic Deoxyribonucleic acid, your neighbour and mine.

ARECIBO DSN PUERTO RICO

Prof.Richard Hallman Retired, ex Director ARECIBO

see also Dr Avril Stone

Gordano Security Guard

Wiley Facility Manager & Duty Officer, Security

Manolo Emergency Vehicle Driver

Gonzalez Paramedic

Sister Maria Med Superintendent, ARECIBO Town Medical Center

MO Pariso Medical Orderly, ARECIBO Town Medical Center

MA Ferrero Medical Assistant ditto

Adjutant Garcia Policia, ARECIBO Town

TIDBINBILA DSN AUSTRALIA

Dr Grant Wallace Director, Tidbinbila DSN Facility, Canberra

Bob Grafton Meteorologist, Tidbinbila DSN Facility

Tiziana Secretary to Dr Grant Wallace

Vladimir Pavletich Esoterics specialist, Canberra

Jenny Moore Journalist, Canberra Times, Canberra

PINE GAP, USA SPACE COMMUNICATIONS AND DEFENSE FACILITY AUSTRALIA

Adolf News Editor, Alice Springs News, Alice Springs

Harry Lynne Engineer, Alice Springs

Ray Mendez Ditto

Hilary Wells Spokeperson, US Pine Gap Center, Alice Springs

GOLDSTONE DSN USA

Harold Thierman Director, Goldstone DeepSpaceNetwork Facility, USA

Abraham Stein Engineer

MICROSAT NWT NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

Alistair Aluitin Computer Services Bureau, Iqaluit, Baffin Island NWT

Mike Renfrey Head, Microsat Services, Fort Providence, NWT

SATELLITE SERVICE CORPORATION:USA/KOURU

Walter Brown Director of Operations, Satellite Services Corporation, Launch Center, Kourou

COSMO COMMUNICATIONS USA

Ralf Little Operations Manager, Cosmo Communications

CHANDLER TASK FORCE ARIZONA USA

Everett St John Hillier: Head of Digital Security Operations (DSO) DOD Washington

and Operations Director, Task Force

Dr Avril Stone SETI Scientist, active at Parkes/Serendip Program, Australia, then at Chandler Task Force, ETI .

Dr Grant Wallace Director, Tidbinbila DSN Facility, Canberra and Team Leader GROUND STATION UNIT, Task Force

Kim Featherston Data Analyst, ex Motorola, Team Leader, Chandler Task Force

Mark Ripley External Missions Manager, TMOD/JPL Pasadena and Liaison Manager, Task Force

Martin Amis Defense Satellite Communications Centre, US DOD and Leader, Task Force Communcations (COMMSAT UNIT)

CHANDLER TASK FORCE ARIZONA USA ... SPECIALISTS

DATA ANALYSIS UNIT

Kim Featherston Data Analyst, ex Motorola, Team Leader, Chandler Task Force

DA UNIT 1 External communications

DA UNIT 2

Gotcha Hacker

The Wally Hacker

Kevin Hacker

DA UNIT 3

Paul Trimble aka "Ironman", ex Hacker, WhiteHat contractor to DSO

Black Magic Trichometrics specialist and Hacker

Halverson Data Analyst

Timmo Hacker

DA UNIT 4

Don Whelan DSO data analyst

Sevi Catalan Data Analyst

Panama

DA UNIT 5

Len Smith (Crackers)Data Analyst

Speed Data Analyst

DA UNIT 6

Mary Little Cipher expert, ex NSA

Maximilian ex NSA, Cryptographer (Director CCS)

Algebra (Al) Mathematician

GROUND STATION UNIT

Dr Grant Wallace Team Leader

Harold Thierman Director, Goldstone DeepSpaceNetwork Facility, USA

COMMSAT UNIT

Martin Amis Team Leader

Ralf Little Operations Manager, Cosmo Communications

Maria-José Ferrer ex JPL Spacecraft Data Systems specialist

GASCHROMO SPECIALISTS

Colin Greeves Gas Chromatography / Mass Spectrometry

Max Curtain Mass Spectrometry

Paco Fernandez Mass Spectrometry

GENETIC / DNA SPECIALISTS

John Craig President, Genetic Research Inc.

Prof: Henry Edwards Chief of Research, US Gov. Human Genome Project

PARKES/FORBES CSIRO AUSTRALIA TELESCOPE NATIONAL FACILITY
Prof: Robert Lasalle: Director

RUSSIA: STAR CITY SPACE FACILITY

General Alexai Wasalikov Ex Commander, Russian Space Advisory Council

USA DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD)

Osborne Secretary of Defense

Walter Hammond DOD / NASA Liaison

Roger Hart DSCS Advisors Group

Stephen Walls Director, Operations, First Global, satellite communications

Colin Forbes Representative of major ISP's

Rajan Vishnaputi Representative, telekoms

Admiral Sean Davies Joint Chiefs of Staff, Navy

General Westergard Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army

Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marines

Joint Chiefs of Staff, AirForce

OTHER PLAYERS

Ironman see Paul Trimble

Gotoel Hacker

Snowdrop Hacker

Zed Hacker

SPACE SHUTTLE CREW STS 96/94

Ron V. Steiner Commander
Daryl D. Busch Pilot
Neus Ferrero Mission Specialist
Samantha E. Kahn Mission Specialist
Donald J. Carter Mission Specialist
Amanda Frexinet Mission Specialist (Canadian)
Ivan Ivanovich Rostok Mission Specialist (Russian)
Avril Stone Mission Specialist (see above)


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The Treasures of the Pharoahs

The Lost Emerald Mines of Queen Cleopatra

Zabargad Island, and others.



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