[amsat-bb] Re: sats to support

g.shirville at btinternet.com g.shirville at btinternet.com
Sun Dec 4 13:17:23 PST 2011

Hi Michael,

If i may, can I point out that the FUNcube project is on track to provide 
two linear U/V transponders in low earth orbit from two cubesats quite soon 

These transponders will have a dual purpose - educational outreach to 
encourage school children to become interested in STEM subjects, during the 
day, and the transponder function active during eclipse at at weekends etc.

I cannot yet confirm a precise launch date for these but hope that this will 
be possible to do within the next month or so. Suffice it to say that it is 
being planned that FUNcube-1 will launch in Q3 2012.

More news when it becomes available - in the meantime the www.funcube.org/uk 
website gives some detailed info about the project.

best 73


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