[amsat-bb] Yubileiny-2 RS-40

Jean-Pierre Godet godetj at wanadoo.fr
Sun Aug 5 03:23:21 PDT 2012

   Dear friends,

   Thanks to Jean-Louis Rault F6AGR who quickly informed me, I heard my 
first signal from Yubileiny-2 RS-40 on monday July 30th afternoon. The 
signal of the 435.365 MHz beacon was fairly strong regarding my poor 
receiving devices and aerials.
   After that, the beacon was heard on 435.265, but more often on 435.365 
MHz, sometime none of these two frequencies. I am using the 2012-041D 
NORAD elements. I am not sure it is the good one, but for the moment A, B, 
and C, the three others payloads launched with the same Rockot vehicle are 
not too far away.

   Trying to get information about the Yubileiny-2 satellite, I sent 
inquiries about the telemetry and the possibility that may be one of the 
beacons will move to CW as it was done with the previous Yubileiny-1 RS-30 
and Mozhayets-4 RS-22, but I received no reply till now : three mails in 
russian, to the Siberian State Aerospace University (RS-40 instruments and 
research mission, Rrasnoyarsk), to ISS Reshetnev (company manufacturing 
the RS-40 satellite, Krasnoyarsk), and to A. P. Papkov (Laboratory of 
Astronotical technology, Kaluga, who published the telemetry decoding of 
RS-22 and RS-30).
   We are waiting with hope but, may be I am wrong, looks like the 
university and the ISS company are not very interested by a collaboration 
with the radioamateur community, only by their frequencies around 435 MHz.

   73 !


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