[amsat-bb] Re: Cubesat NANOSATC-BR
domenico.i8cvs at tin.it
Tue Jul 26 13:13:20 PDT 2011
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From: ps8rf Piraja
To: Domenico ; amsat-bb at amsat.org
Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 4:17 PM
Subject: FW: [amsat-bb] Cubesat NANOSATC-BR
When BRASAT (AMSAT - BR) we do not have much information. Some years back we walk probing information to activate it, but we had no information, only that the Junior Castro was the holder of the AMSAT-BR. If you observe, the only ham entity that is supporting the project NANOSATC-BR is the Amateur Radio Association Santamariense - ASRA, a small local association, but big in their efforts.
73' Pirajá, PS8RF
Hi Piraja' ,PS8RF
It means that as soon Junior De Castro, PY2BJO abandoned his BRAMSAT activity with a lot of his personal money and donations than AMSAT Brazil do not existed anymore.
Same story on the recent events in AMSAT-France.
Because of no HEO satellites in orbit AMSAT is loosing every day his power and many old members.
Sorry to say that.
> From: domenico.i8cvs at tin.it
> To: ps8rf at hotmail.com; amsat-bb at amsat.org; dguimon1 at san.rr.com
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Cubesat NANOSATC-BR
> Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2011 00:44:57 +0200
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "ps8rf Piraja" <ps8rf at hotmail.com>
> To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2011 3:53 PM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Cubesat NANOSATC-BR
> Brazil is preparing to launch the NANOSATC-BR. The design of the BR-NANOSATC
> is being developed by the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) and
> students of Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM) of state Rio Grande
> do Sul here in Brazil.
> "The BR-NANOSATC will have two scientific instruments, a magnetometer and
> also a particle detector of precipitation for monitoring real-time
> geospatial, and the precipitation of particles in the magnetosphere
> disturbances on the Brazilian territory to determine its effects on regions
> such as the South Atlantic Magnetic Anomaly (SAMA, the English acronym) and
> the Brazilian sector of the equatorial electrojet.
> This anomaly [SAMA] is a "failure" of the Earth's magnetic field in this
> region, which is about Brazil, "said Jose Manuel Octavio Coordinator of the
> National Institute for Space Research of Brazil. As a consequence of this
> anomaly, there is a greater risk of the presence of particles high-energy
> region, which can affect communications, signals from global positioning
> satellites (like GPS), or even cause failure of electronic equipment such as
> onboard computers. The INPE has been studying this anomaly for decades,
> including several researchers international reputation, which even took part
> in defining the mission and its payload. "
> According to Otavio Durão, Technical Coordinator NanosatC-Br and INPE, the
> situation referred to is its launch in November 2012. The uplink frequency
> (UHF) and downlink (VHF) have been allocated by the IARU. The telemetry will
> be at 145.865 MHz 9k6 BPSK. The project is receiving support from the
> Amateur Radio Association Santamariense - ASRA and call sign of the control
> station will be PY3EB. Durão told me it will be very interesting and welcome
> the participation of the Amateur Radio satellite tracking.
> We are waiting for soon the website with all the information the CubeSat
> The project is in full swing.
> IARU Informations:
> Pirajá, PS8RF
> Hi Piraja', PS8RF
> Daily I see news about new CubeSat's.. but like the one you mentioned
> (build by commercial company), most of them have nothing to do with
> Ham Radio anymore.
> Ham Radio is only the vehicle to use our frequencies, that's all.. they are
> not interested in ham radio...
> I think it will not take long and we may loose our satellite frequencies
> to the CubeSat community of institutes, industry, etc...
> On the other hand, if the worldwide ham radio community does not support
> P3-E, how can AMSAT-DL ever finish it and get it launched ?
> I'm still optimistic regarding an affordable launch for P3-E in the future
> but it may happen that we have a launch but AMSAT does not exist anymore
> due to the lack of money to keep the world wide organization running..
> The old HEO satellite users of OSCAR-10, OSCAR-13 and AO40 are
> becoming old and they are very tired to wait for a real new satellite
> capable to supply a worl wide communications better than on HF as
> promised to us by AMSAT many years ago and this is why the numbar of
> AMSAT member is reducing and the strenght of AMSAT is rapidly
> diminishing or do not exist anymore like actually occurs to AMSAT-France.
> You writes only "Brazil is preparing to launch the NANOSATC-BR" so that
> my question is " does AMSAT-Brazil (BRAMSAT) exist anymore ? "
> 73" de
> i8CVS Domenico
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