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Thursday, August 4, 2011

ARISSat Deployed



I just got back from a vacation trip to New York City (amazing place!) and found out that yesterday Russian cosmonauts launched the ARISSat amateur radio satellite. This one looks like lot of fun. It has a two meter downlink. I'll be doing some listening, and my try to get some of the SSTV signals.

Uh oh.... Just read a post from Mark over on Brainwagon reporting on some problems with the deployment:
http://brainwagon.org/2011/08/03/arissat-1-is-off-to-a-bumpy-start/

Details on how to use the satellite can be found here:
http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/ARISSat/ARISSatHowTo.php

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1 comment:

  1. It's a small miracle that satellite survived.

    "Hey, anyone up for some satellite tetherball?"

    On a positive note, it sounds like that bird has some great capability. Is this the first ham satellite with S/S video?

    73 from somewhere south of Vandenberg AFB.......Steve Smith WB6TNL "Snort Rosin"

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