[amsat-bb] Re: LitSat-1 Power
n8hm at arrl.net
Wed Feb 26 18:40:40 PST 2014
LituanicaSAT-1 is the satellite with the FM transponder. It will also be
launched from the ISS on Friday. LitSat-1 has a linear transponder with a
30 kHz bandwidth. It's easy to confuse the two!
>From a post on the LituanicaSAT-1 Facebook page on February 11th:
"Operational time depends on power budget. Obviously it will not work
constantly but according to our preplanned mission scenario. If all systems
will go as it was planned we will inform you every time when it will be on."
Their Facebook page seems to be the best place for updates on
By the way, if my calculations are correct, the 150 mW FM transponder will
be approximately 0.2 dB weaker than SO-50 - 2.2 dB less power output minus
2 dB less path loss due to the lower orbit.
On Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 7:00 PM, Raydel Abreu Espinet (CM2ESP) <
cm2esp at frcuba.co.cu> wrote:
> Is the FM transponder already active or will it be after few days?
> Raydel, CM2ESP
> El 26/02/2014 18:27, Clint Bradford escribió:
> The satellite will use low cost open-source software and hardware for
>> primary and
>> secondary flight computers that will control the payload consisting of an
>> VGA camera, GPS receiver, UHF CW beacon 100mW, 9k6 AX25 FSK telemetry
>> TX 2 watts and FM Mode V/U transponder 150mW Voice Repeater.
>> Clint K6LCS
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