[amsat-bb] FW: Cubesat NANOSATC-BR

ps8rf Piraja ps8rf at hotmail.com
Tue Jul 26 07:17:09 PDT 2011

Hi Domenico,

I think that when  a  nonprofit  is launching a satellite (CubeSat) for studies and does not involve government is commendable. Even more when they receive Amateur Radio support.  Take for example the satellite Yubileiny - RS30 which was launched by Russia in May 2008, I remember it was announced that after a few months of collecting scientific data he would be released into the community of Amateur Radio. It has been almost 3 years and no information of the activation of the RS-30, except the telemetry received by some hams.

 I see that there are many fellow  hams  who develop a brilliant and significant job with the Universities and Associations  responsible for the Cubesats in orbit of our planet. Some of them now controlled only by the efforts of Amateurs Radio. 

The biggest problem is that many hams radio want and enjoying the satellites,  and the time a contribution to the launch of a new satellite do not contribute. Simply they just want them are there, as if it were a magic. If all users of satellites around the world give a small contribution for new releases, for sure we would have more satellites available and certainly a greater number of satellite operators.

When BRASAT (AMSAT - BR) we do not have much information. Some years back we walk probing information to activate it, but we had no information, only that the Junior Castro was the holder of the AMSAT-BR.  If you observe, the only ham entity that is supporting the project NANOSATC-BR is the Amateur Radio Association Santamariense - ASRA, a small local association, but big in their efforts. 

73' Pirajá, PS8RF

The Amateur Radio is supportive and helpful in any circumstance.

> From: domenico.i8cvs at tin.it
> To: ps8rf at hotmail.com; amsat-bb at amsat.org; dguimon1 at san.rr.com
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb]  Cubesat NANOSATC-BR
> Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2011 00:44:57 +0200
> ----- Original Message -----
> 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.
> IARU Informations:
> http://www.amsatuk.me.uk/iaru/finished_detail.php?serialnum=209
> 73'
> Pirajá, PS8RF
> Hi Piraja', PS8RF
> Daily I see news about new CubeSat's..  but like the one you mentioned
> (build by commercial company), most of them have nothing to do with
> Ham Radio anymore.
> Ham Radio is only the vehicle to use our frequencies, that's all.. they are
> not interested in ham radio...
> I think it will not take long and we may loose our satellite frequencies
> to the CubeSat community of institutes, industry, etc...
> On the other hand, if the worldwide ham radio community does not support
> P3-E, how can AMSAT-DL ever finish it and get it launched ?
> I'm still optimistic regarding an affordable launch for P3-E in the future
> but it may happen that we have a launch but AMSAT does not exist anymore
> due to the lack of money to keep the world wide organization running..
> The old HEO satellite users of OSCAR-10, OSCAR-13 and AO40 are
> becoming old and they are very tired to wait for a real new satellite
> capable to supply a worl wide communications better than on HF as
> promised to us by AMSAT many years ago and this is why the numbar of
> AMSAT member is reducing and the strenght of AMSAT is rapidly
> diminishing or do not exist anymore like actually occurs to AMSAT-France.
> You writes only "Brazil is preparing to launch the NANOSATC-BR" so that
> my question is " does AMSAT-Brazil (BRAMSAT) exist anymore ? "
> 73" de
> i8CVS Domenico

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