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Linear transponder CubeSat to deploy from ISS

Masa JN1GKZ reports JAXA has announced three CubeSats, Irazu (Costa Rica), 1KUNS-PF (Kenya) and UBAKUSAT (Turkey)  will deploy from the International Space Station on Friday, May 11 between 1030-1040 GMT. All the CubeSats carry amateur radio payloads, Irazu and 1KUNS-PF have telemetry beacons while UBAKUSAT carries a linear transponder for amateur radio SSB and CW communications in…

Unicorn-2a PocketQube Satellite

Unicorn-2a in Space – image credit Alba Orbital Glasgow-based Alba Orbital plan to launch a 3p PocketQube Unicorn-2a built by several radio amateurs including Constantin Constantinides MM6XOM, Sajimon Chacko 2M0DSY and Alejandro González Garrido EA7KDU. A 3rd quarter 2018 launch is planned on a Vector Launch Inc. rocket from Kodiak, Alaska into a 350 x 350…

Amateur radio regulatory changes in Eire

ComReg‘s massive allocation of low-band VHF spectrum to radio amateurs in Eire is most welcome and sets an example to other regulators but other aspects of the regulations raise questions especially regarding Amateur-Satellite Service allocations. Unusually for an official document ComReg seem to use “AMSAT” as an abbreviation for the ITU Amateur-Satellite Service, however, they…

Protected: Unicorn-2a PocketQube Satellite

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King’s High School ARISS contact on BBC TV

Nicola Beckford from BBC TV interviewing Eleanor Griffin before the ARISS contact – image credit KHS On April 19 student Eleanor Griffin led the live question and answer session between King’s High School (GB4KHS) in Warwick and astronaut Ricky Arnold KE5DAU on the International Space Station (OR4ISS). Nicola Beckford reporting for BBC Midlands TV on…

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