[amsat-bb] FUNcube-1 has arrived in Russia

Graham Shirville g.shirville at btinternet.com
Wed Oct 16 14:01:41 PDT 2013

The exciting news is that FUNcube-1 CubeSat is now en-route to the Yasny launch site. 

It was flown on a special flight from Rotterdam yesterday and it cleared through Russian customs this morning. 

Well before the launch date, Dashboard software, to decode and display the telemetry, will be made available for download, this will function on any windows pc or laptop using either a Dongle or a 2 metre SSB capable receiver. Additionally a set of pre-launch keps will also be distributed. 

This launch will carry more than ten spacecraft using the amateur satellite service and one of them will, itself, later deploy up to nine CubeSats and PocketCubes so there should be plenty of new signals to listen for after this launch

More info about FUNcube and some pictures can be seen here www.funcube.org.uk

best 73


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