[amsat-bb] FITSAT-1 deployment

tanaka at fit.ac.jp tanaka at fit.ac.jp
Tue Oct 2 23:49:18 PDT 2012

Dear Ham Friends,

Five cubesats are deployed from ISS on 4th October.
FITSAT-1 is deployed around 15:40-45 (UTC).

FITSAT starts to send the beacon signal 30 min after 
deployments. Please send the signal report, telemetry 
data (if possible) and your postal address to 
fitsat1 at hotmail.co.jp and also cc to tanaka at fit.ac.jp. 
You will receive the verification card. The orbit is 
almost the same as ISS.

The beacon frequency 437.250MHz of FITSAT-1 conflicts
with the satellite PRISM of Tokyo Univ. Please confirm 
that the CW starts "HI DE NIWAKA JAPAN ..."

HB9FFH has made a telemetry decoder for FITSAT-1.
It is available from Carpcomm website:

Our student also developed a similar program for windows:

I will announce news on FITSAT-1 such as LED-experimentations:

Very Best 73
Takushi Tanaka
tanaka at fit.ac.jp

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