[amsat-bb] GeneSat-1/TacSat-2 launch scheduled for Saturday 16Dec06 12:00UT

Ralph Wallio, W0RPK W0RPK at netINS.net
Fri Dec 15 08:23:23 PST 2006

GeneSat-1 is now scheduled for launch on Saturday 16Dec06 12:00UT.  See
http://www.wff.nasa.gov/tacsat2/ and http://genesat1.engr.scu.edu/log/opslog.htm (when they get it
updated) for more details.  A live webcast of the launch will be available via

A revised preliminary TLE will be posted to http://showcase.netins.net/web/wallio/CubeSat.htm when
it is available from the GeneSat-1 Team.  Until then the currently posted TLE can be used for
Saturday morning by setting the tracking clock to real time -but- changing the tracking date to

Preliminary GeneSat-1 (set tracking date to 11Dec06)
1 99999U 06999X   06345.50694444 -.00000901  00000-0 -14127-4 0    04
2 99999  40.0194 072.9780 0008447 270.5318 220.8695 15.52687384    19

First orbit events
12:00UT T0    Launch
12:20   T0+20 GeneSat-1 deployment 437.075/437.100 beacon on-the-air
12:34         TCA South Africa
13:00         TCA Australia
13:31         TCA West coast North America
13:37         TCA Central North America
13:41         TCA East coast North America

NOTE: There is conflicting information about the GeneSat-1 downlink frequency.  Until this is
resolved be prepared to check both 437.075 and 437.100.

TNX es 73 de Ralph Wallio, WØRPK
W0RPK at netINS.net
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