Stray Signals

Tag: AMSAT

ARISS SSTV Commemorative Activity

ISS SSTV image 2 received by Mike Rupprecht DK3WN April 12, 2016 at 1556 UT Special Slow Scan Television (SSTV) transmissions are expected to be made from the International Space Station on 145.800 MHz FM around the weekend of July 15. In commemoration of their 20th anniversary, the ARISS team is planning to transmit a set…

Amateur radio to the rescue of satellite

I-Inspire-2 is a 20 x 10 x 10cm CubeSat built by the University of Sydney in collaboration with the Australian National University and the University of New South Wales (Sydney) WIA News reports: On board the tiny spacecraft is an experiment, part of the QB50 project, designed to “explore the lower thermosphere, for re-entry research…

FUNcube Satellite Status June 2017

AO-73 (FUNcube-1) – Image credit Wouter Weggelaar PA3WEG AMSAT-UK has released the FUNcube satellite status update report for June 2017. AO-73 FUNcube-1 The transponder is normally operational only when the satellite is in eclipse, ie the solar panels are NOT being illuminated. During weekends (from PM Fridays UTC to PM Sundays UTC) the transponder is…

2017 CubeSat Workshop presentations available

The 2017 CubeSat Developers Workshop, held in San Luis Obispo CA April 26-28, was the biggest event yet, with almost 550 attendees from 19 different countries! All 2017 presentation slides are now available online athttp://mstl.atl.calpoly.edu/%7Eworkshop/archive/ You can also find all video footage from the workshop athttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCENz0fNHsDR8Kz3jM6C_VWw Stay tuned for the announcement of the dates for…

LilacSat-1 CubeSat deployed from ISS

Students installing antennas at BY2HIT The student built LilacSat-1 carries an amateur radio 145/436 MHz FM to Codec2-BPSK digital voice transponder, APRS Digipeater and camera. Image of ISS Solar Panels taken by LilacSat-1 just after deployment The satellite was developed at the Harbin Institute of Technology and is part of the QB50 mission which aims…

February launch for Jordanian CubeSat

Aya Jaafari at IEEE Day 2016 event in Amman, Jordan Fourth year electrical engineering student Aya Jaafari is a member of the JY1-SAT team. She says working on the CubeSat has allowed her to practically implement a lot of what she learns theoretically at university. The Jordan Times reports on the country’s first CubeSat JY1-SAT…