[amsat-bb] Re: ANDE-2 Deployment

Joe nss at mwt.net
Wed Jul 29 07:06:51 PDT 2009

Hi Bob,

have any idea as to what the telemetry may consist of?

And  I'm assuming this will be a similar project?  measure atmospheric drag?

Too bad  they either wouldn't allow it, or for whatever reason the two 
birds didn't have a ground user capability.

This would be a perfect test for something off the shelf so to speak,  
no rad hardened stuff. just off the shelf  couple hundred bucks of 
something, wouldn't that have been interesting.?


Robert Bruninga wrote:

>The two ANDE satellites (Castor and Pollux) will be deployed
>from the Space Shuttle now that it has separated from the ISS.
>Both satellites will be transmitting on 145.825 MHz. Castor will
>transmit telemetry every 30 seconds. Pollux every 33 seconds.
>Both are transmitting 1200 baud AX.25 packet  Telemetry.
>Most of the info is on the website:
>Other than that, I don't have much detail information since this
>was built by a different team than our original ANDE project.
>The amateur payloads were developed by the Amateur Radio Club at
>the Naval Research Labs and got a ride on the ANDE spheres like
>we did a few years ago.
>Bob, WB4APR
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