[amsat-bb] Re: [jamsat-news:2601] ANS-004 AMSAT Weekly Bulletins

Dee morsesat at optonline.net
Thu Jan 15 16:15:44 PST 2009

Mikio_Mouri wrote:

> Dear Dee-san
> Thank you for your hard work preparing ANS.
> As for UNITEC-1, Yes, we have contacted the project members,
> but in actually, not so much involved yet.
> We are interested in this project, but I don't think JAMSAT announced
> this mission, and how you received our commitment ; )
> They want to rely on amateur-radio networks, so we are trrying to
> get more details (Frequency/Antenna/Power/Orbit/DSP...)
> We will let you know when we receive more details.
> DB2OS, Peter-san shows interest in it to work with Bochum 20m
> dish!
> We appreciate your continuous support.
> Best regards, 73,
> JA3GEP. Mikio Mouri, JAMSAT
> Dee wrote:
>> ANS-004
>> ANS is a free, weekly, news and information service of AMSAT North
>> America, The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation. ANS reports on the
>> activities of a worldwide group of Amateur Radio operators who share an
>> active interest in designing, building, launching and communicating
>> through analog and digital Amateur Radio satellites.
>> Please send any amateur satellite news or reports to:
>> ans-editor at amsat.org
>> In this edition:
>> * SKN Nominations Due
>> * UNITEC-1
>> * ESEO Project News
>> * ISS Ops
>> * ARISS Report
>> * Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Status Report
>> December 29, 2008
>> SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-004.02
>> AMSAT News Service Bulletin 004.02
>> January 4, 2009
>> BID: $ANS-004.02
>> JAMSAT Announces Amateur Satellite to Venus
>> AMSAT has received news from Japan that JARL/JAMSAT are collaborating
>> with the Japanese University Space Engineering Consortium (UNISEC) to
>> send an amateur radio payload into a Venus transfer orbit with the pri-
>> mary JAXA Planet-C Venus Orbiter mission planned for May, 2010.
>> UNITEC-1, developed by the teams who have already launched cubesats
>> such as University of Tokyo's XI-IV, XI-V, and Tokyo Institute of Tech-
>> nology's CUTE-1, CUTE-1.7+APD has the following engineering missions:
>> 1. Onboard computers developed by several universities will be tested
>>     in the harsh space environment in the form of a competition; i.e.,
>>     the computer which can survive to the last in the radiation-rich
>>     deep space environment will win the competition.
>> 2. Technologies to receive and decode very weak and low bit rate
>>     signal coming from deep space will be developed and tested.
>> 3. Technologies to estimate orbit and signal Doppler shift of the
>>     satellite based on the received RF signal will be developed and
>>     tested.  These technologies are essential for tracking and receiv-
>>     ing signals from a satellite in deep space.
>> The UNITEC-1 team invites the support of amateur radio amateurs all
>> around the world to participate in the receiving and data capture ex-
>> periments in objectives 2 and 3, above.  They note that amateur radio
>> operators working as individuals or in groups develop stations and
>> techniques to relay their received signal reports and data to the
>> UNITEC-1 control station. This is also a unique opportunity to pro-
>> pose amateur experiments or competitions to the satellite team.
>> UNITEC-1 will transmit a signal consisting of a CW beacon of about
>> 1 bps speed. One experiment requiring the participation of several
>> amateur radio earth stations would include the development of infer-
>> eometric techniques to combine the received signals from several
>> antennae to improve the received S/N ratio from the spacecraft out-
>> bound from earth.
>> The UNITEC-1 website provides the latest mission information (such as
>> orbit parameters, data formats and current status). UNITEC-1 will be
>> the first university developed interplanetary satellite as well as the
>> first amateur interplanetary satellite. The team sincerely hopes that
>> UNITEC-1 will provide unique and exciting opportunity for the radio
>> amateurs all over the world to enjoy reception of signals from deep
>> space.
>> The UNITEC-1 website can be seen at:
>> http://unitec-1.cc.u-tokai.ac.jp/en/news_en
>> [ANS thanks Graham Shirville, G3VZV for the above information]
>> /EX
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