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Category: Satellite

Deployment of ham radio HuskySat-1 CubeSat expected soon

NASA report the Cygnus resupply ship currently docked at the International Space Station is expected to leave at 9:35 a.m. EST on Friday, January 31 Cygnus should then raise its orbit to approximately 500 km, where HuskySat-1 and SwampSat will be deployed. After deployment, HuskySat-1’s 1200 bps BPSK beacon on 435.800 MHz should be active…
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Meteor-M2-2 satellite ‘struck by micrometeoroid

Dan Maloney KC1DJT writes on Hackaday that the Meteor-M2-2 weather satellite may have been hit by a chunk of rock and radio amateur Dmitry Pashkov R4UAB was among the first to notice “The textbook operations of Meteor-M 2-2 wouldn’t last long, though, and as is often the case, an amateur radio operator was among the…
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CAMSAT CAS-6 satellite will be launched soon

CAMST’s amateur radio payload CAS-6 piggybacked on a technology test satellite TIANQIN-1 will be launched at 3:21 UTC on December 20, 2019 at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center of China using a CZ-4B launch vehicle The primary payload of this launch is China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite CBERS-4A. Satellite Name: CAS-6/TIANQIN-1 Orbit: • Orbit type :…
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IARU update regarding Amateur Satellite allocations

The second week of the World Radiocommunication Conference reports on the status of two issues affecting the amateur satellite service. In a report written by Dave Sumner, K1ZZ, first is an agenda item currently under review during this WRC-19 session; second is planning for future pressure on frequencies for the amateur satellite service. Current WRC-19…
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