[amsat-bb] Re: Cubesat NANOSATC-BR
domenico.i8cvs at tin.it
Sat Jul 23 12:45:00 PDT 2011
Hi Piraja' ,PS8RF
Is Junior de Castro PY2BJO from AMSAT Brazil BRAMSAT involved in
this project ?
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From: "ps8rf Piraja" <ps8rf at hotmail.com>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2011 3:53 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Cubesat NANOSATC-BR
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
The project is in full swing.
The Amateur Radio is supportive and helpful in any circumstance.
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