[amsat-bb] Cubesat NANOSATC-BR
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Sat Jul 23 06:53:51 PDT 2011
Brazil is preparing to launch the NANOSATC-BR. The design of the BR-NANOSATC is being developed by the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) and students of Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM) of state Rio Grande do Sul here in Brazil.
"The BR-NANOSATC will have two scientific instruments, a magnetometer and also a particle detector of precipitation for monitoring real-time geospatial, and the precipitation of particles in the magnetosphere disturbances on the Brazilian territory to determine its effects on regions such as the South Atlantic Magnetic Anomaly (SAMA, the English acronym) and the Brazilian sector of the equatorial electrojet.
This anomaly [SAMA] is a "failure" of the Earth's magnetic field in this region, which is about Brazil, "said Jose Manuel Octavio Coordinator of the National Institute for Space Research of Brazil. As a consequence of this anomaly, there is a greater risk of the presence of particles high-energy region, which can affect communications, signals from global positioning satellites (like GPS), or even cause failure of electronic equipment such as onboard computers. The INPE has been studying this anomaly for decades, including several researchers international reputation, which even took part in defining the mission and its payload. "
According to Otavio Durão, Technical Coordinator NanosatC-Br and INPE, the situation referred to is its launch in November 2012. The uplink frequency (UHF) and downlink (VHF) have been allocated by the IARU. The telemetry will be at 145.865 MHz 9k6 BPSK. The project is receiving support from the Amateur Radio Association Santamariense - ASRA and call sign of the control station will be PY3EB. Durão told me it will be very interesting and welcome the participation of the Amateur Radio satellite tracking.
We are waiting for soon the website with all the information the CubeSat NANOSTC-BR.
The project is in full swing.
The Amateur Radio is supportive and helpful in any circumstance.
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