[amsat-bb] Fwd: DPRK Brilliant Star - TLE / 450 MHz

Daniel Cussen dan at post.com
Sun Feb 7 21:03:36 UTC 2016

Not sure if it has been posted yet, but there is a good technical
write up of previous North Korean satellites here:


Some sites suggest 450 to 470Mhz is likely band. Ideally would need a
very high gain setup with a wideband SDR dongle to see any
transmissions. If they wanted they could turn all transmitters off
unless commanded or else only when the GPS says they are within range
of the ground station. Note the article linked is only the older

I don't believe there was any public reception of actual emissions
from previous models. It does look likely UHF will be used. In this
day and age if it does emit on UHF constantly someone probably will
detect it and share. with possibly 6 UHF antennas there may be
multiple downlinks. I will buy a pint for whoever decodes the GPS
location downlink first!

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