[amsat-bb] Re: North Corea satellite launch

Martyn Williams martyn at gmail.com
Wed Apr 11 09:54:28 PDT 2012

Hi Luc,

What we know about the payload:

Data in UHF band
Video in X band

and AP at the weekend reported the satellite will also play North
Korean revolutionary music. A subsequent MSNBC report said reception
details would be provided at the time of the launch, although I don't
hold out hope for an exact frequency. Last time they said songs were
being played "at 470MHz."

KCNA, April 5, 2009
>>It is sending to the earth the melodies of the immortal revolutionary paeans "Song of General Kim Il Sung" and "Song of General Kim Jong Il" and measured information at 470 MHz.<<

I presume that meant the last satellite was alternating songs and
telemetry on the same frequency.


On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 00:47, Luc Leblanc <lucleblanc6 at videotron.ca> wrote:
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Martyn Williams
2012 Knight Journalism Fellow
Stanford University

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