[amsat-bb] Re: FUNcube-1 is in its POD
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Wed Sep 4 11:18:44 PDT 2013
On Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 10:54 AM, n0jy <n0jy at n0jy.org> wrote:
> Great work gentlemen, I'm looking forward to your launch!
> On 9/4/2013 11:52 AM, Graham Shirville wrote:
>> The AMSAT FUNcube team are delighted to be able to announce that the
>> FUNcube-1 CubeSat has now completed all its final testing and been placed
>> into its launch POD.
>> This work was completed during a three day programme at the premises of
>> ISIS BV in Delft in the Netherlands and was finished, on time, late this
>> FUNcube-1 is actually the middle 1U CubeSat of three sharing a 3U ISIPOD.
>> It is sharing the ISIPOD with ZACUBE-1 from South Africa and HINcube from
>> Norway. ZACube-1, in addition to carrying VHF and UHF communications
>> equipment also has a 20 metre beacon which will operate on 14.099MHz This
>> ISIPOD, with the spacecraft inside, will be transported to Russia, early
>> next month,for launch and will eventually be attached directly to the
>> launch vehicle.
>> FUNcube-1 carries a U/V linear transponder and the educational telemetry
>> beacon using 1k2 BPSK for school outreach purposes.
>> The current launch info has lift off scheduled for November 21st at
>> 07:11:29 UTC
>> Full intial orbit details and TLE’s, together with decoding sofwtare will
>> be made available over the next few weeks
>> best 73
>> Graham G3VZV – Wouter PA3WEG – Jim G3WGM
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