[amsat-bb] Re: ESTCUBE-1 & TURKSAT-3USAT
m5aka at yahoo.co.uk
Sun May 12 05:41:34 PDT 2013
> Any word on when their transponders will be activated?
I've getting my CubeSats mixed up - As far as I know EstCube-1 doesn't have a transponder or digipeater.
I was thinking of CubeBug-1 which was launched with TURKSAT-3USAT. It's CubeBug-1 that has the Digipeater capability, see
73 Trevor M5AKA
--- On Sun, 12/5/13, M5AKA <m5aka at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> From: M5AKA <m5aka at yahoo.co.uk>
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: ESTCUBE-1 & TURKSAT-3USAT
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org, "Red Willoughby" <red at redwilloughby.com>
> Date: Sunday, 12 May, 2013, 9:49
> No word yet and personally I wouldn't
> expect anything for 6 months or maybe more.
> Remember in the case of TURKSAT-3USAT that AMSAT-TR (TAMSAT)
> are only providing the linear transponder, they do not own
> the satellite.
> Updates on TURKSAT-3USAT are being provided on these
> Facebook pages:
> It looks to me that ESTcube-1 couldn't run a digipeater at
> the same time as carrying out other mission activities so
> I'd guess any activation would be after the primary missions
> have been completed.
> Updates are being posted on ESTcube-1 Facebook page
> Yesterdays update said:
> "While the reach of ESTCube-1 page in Facebook just exceeded
> 100 000 people, we continue working on communication and in
> orbit validation of the satellite. The measurement and test
> results of the first week will be published on Monday
> 73 Trevor M5AKA
> --- On Sat, 11/5/13, Red Willoughby <red at redwilloughby.com>
> > From: Red Willoughby <red at redwilloughby.com>
> > Subject: [amsat-bb] ESTCUBE-1 & TURKSAT-3USAT
> > To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> > Date: Saturday, 11 May, 2013, 21:12
> > Any word on when their transponders
> > will be activated?I listened for their CW beacons this
> > morningon high passes, but did not hear them.
> > Red, KC4LE
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