[amsat-bb] CHIBIS-M satellite to launch to ISS
andythomasmail at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Jan 9 12:07:38 PST 2012
The CHIBIS-M research satellite is to launch to the ISS/MKC on the Progress cargo mission of 25/26 January.
The payload is a scientific satellite to be deployed from the ISS/MKC to study the magnetic field in the auroral zone.
It follows a long tradition of magnetosphere studies dating back to Sputnik-3, which (you will recall) nearly beat Van Allen to the detection of the eponymous Belts.
There will be a CW telemetry downlink of control/housekeeping data to the Kolibri-2000 standard on a frequency around 435 MHz.
I'll post further info if/when I get it. Meanwhile there's a ton of info in Russian at:
73 de andy G0SFJ
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