[amsat-bb] Re: DANDE launch
wageners at gmail.com
Wed Feb 20 09:59:52 PST 2013
Please see the IARU Frequency coordination request/status
...."Updated documentation received 03/08/2009. The group have been unable
to change their hardware to use a coordinated frequency proposed by the
panel. They will therefore operate on 436.750MHz under an experimental
license from the FCC...."
On Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 5:04 AM, Ronald Cox <w9kfb1 at mac.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> On Feb18th I visited 4 Labs at UC Boulder as a part of Lockheed-Martin's
> Engineering Explorer Post program (www.engpost.org) that meets every
> other Tuesday evening from September to May each year. I am sponsoring two
> young men without fathers as members of this Post. What was interesting to
> me and potentially other AMSAT members was that they are getting ready to
> launch a satellite named DANDE that will transmit in the 430 MHz Amateur
> Radio band using a "modified AX.25" packet radio protocol for the beacon
> and data. In the control room I saw the TS-2000 they are using for
> communications. The control room and all other activites for this satellite
> are located in the Colorado Space Grant Labs on the University of
> Colorado's Bolder Campus in the Discovery Learning Center. It is my
> understanding that a launch of this satellite could be as early as next
> month (March) as the hardware is now through testing and being prepared for
> launch on an experimental Orbital-Science vehicle. !
> I was told that the orbit would be very elliptical and that the DANDE was
> designed for low earth orbit, but this orbit will take it through the Van
> Allen belts, so the DANDE could have a more limited life as a result.
> For more info on DANDE I recommend the following sites:
> Ron, W9KFB AMSAT LM-0185
> Greenwood Village, CO
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