[amsat-bb] Re: Triton-1 update #1 19 November 2013 15:00UTC
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Tue Nov 19 09:44:51 PST 2013
Only one word .... Wow!!!!
Thanks and good luck with the launch
On 19-11-2013 16:20, Wouter Jan Ubbels wrote:
> Hi all,
> As you may be aware, on the 21st of November, 07:10UTC a DNEPR launch
> vehicle will lift off from Yasny Launch Base, Russia, carrying a
> number of payloads.
> One of them is the Triton-1 satellite, a 3-unit cubesat developed by
> ISIS - Innovative Solutions In Space from Delft, The Netherlands.
> Note that the Triton-2 satellite is not on this launch, its launch
> date is to be determined at this stage. Triton-2 will be similar to
> Triton-1, the main difference being that it will also carry an S-band
> downlink and associated mode US transponder.
> Triton-1 is a satellite which will serve as a test bed for an
> experimental receiver, designed to receive Automatic Identification
> System (AIS) messages from ships. During the first three months after
> launch, the plan is to characterize the AIS receiver in orbit. After
> approximately three months of experimenting, we intend to activate a
> single channel FM to DSB mode UV transponder (similar to AO-16's
> transponder). The exact transponder uplink frequency in the 435-438MHz
> band will be announced at that time as well.
> We have created an amateur radio information page which contains all
> information related to its downlink signals at:
> We intend to publish regular status updates on the AMSAT-BB as well
> as on the aforementioned page.
> Kind regards on behalf of the Triton-1 team,
> Wouter Jan Ubbels PE4WJ
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With regards PE0SAT
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