[amsat-bb] ARISsat-1 Setup
am25544 at triton.net
Mon Apr 11 15:51:58 PDT 2011
reports ARISsat-1 has been setup...
Dmitri performed hardware setup and test activation of the TEKh-43 Radioskaf-B "Kedr" microsatellite in the MRM2 Poisk module, connecting it to an 825M3 Orlan battery and checking out its 430 MHz transmitter from the satellite control panel. [The small satellite was named Kedr in honor of the call sign of Yuri Gagarin. It will be activated onboard the station tomorrow, April 12, i.e., Cosmonautics Day, when the world celebrates the anniversaries of the first human flight into space and the first Space Shuttle flight. Development, manufacturing and launch of Kedr is the first phase in Russia's integrated program approved by UNESCO, with the goal to create and operate mini-satellites with a mass less than 100 kg by combined efforts of students across the world. Once Kedr is activated, it will transmit 25 greetings in 15 languages, pictures of Earth, and telemetry data from science hardware and support systems, as well as historical audio recordings. 50 years after Gagarin's flight all ham radio operators across the world thus will have a unique opportunity to hear the famous "Poyekhali" (Let's Go!) from Earth orbit.]
The part of connecting it to an Orlan battery and 430MHz transmitter has me confused...
Hopefull to hear something.
73, Armando N8IGJ
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