TCSlink on Prospero “Down”

Saturday, June 7, 2014 9:12 AM

Problem(s) Encountered:

The TCSlink on the Prospero Status GUI was not connecting, after we reset the TCS system. Therefore, we could not run commands such as ''telfoc'', ''east'' etc. from the command line i.e. we could not control the telescope using the Prospero command line.


TCS link was down due to cycling the TCS without then performing a tcinit in the TCS terminal window.  No big deal.  Went in and verified the link was down, then performed a tcinit and then verified the link was up (tcstatus in the same terminal).  startup then commanded in Propsero.  This changed the “link down” status to “link up”.  I also verified that the track rate was changed back to the nominal value of 15.06 (from the default of 15.002)—it was.  Propsero and the TCS should now be back on talking terms.