[amsat-bb] Re: Fitsat-1

tanaka at fit.ac.jp tanaka at fit.ac.jp
Mon Jan 13 07:41:28 PST 2014

Thank you Mike,

We have more 20 copies of the document.
Though it is written in Japanese, we can send you on request.
If you want the document, let me know your postal address.

Best 73, Takushi
Takushi Tanaka, JA6AVG
Fukuoka Institute of Technology

----- Original Message -----
> I arrived home yesterday and found a rather large package in my 
> The return address was from the FITSAT-1 (Niwaka) Team.
> Enclosed in the package was a document that reported on the two years
> of research, development, and measurement activities carried out by 
> FITSAT Project. Although it was in Japanese, the figures give a very 
> good idea of the scope of this project.
> There were two missions for the satellite. The first was an experiment 
> on transmitting images taken by the satellite at the high-speed of 115.
> kbps using 5.84 GHz microwave communication for the first time.
> The second was to create, for the first time, an "artificial star" 
> LEDs mounted on the outside of the satellite.
> Both of these missions were successful! I was fortunate to receive the 
> 5.84 GHz downlink here in Vermont using my modified 5.76 GHz 
> microwave system.
> I have to say this was one of the most exciting times for me and ranks 
> up there with the first successful AO-40 QSO I had using the 24 GHz 
> downlink and the first time I successfully sent a command to AO-7! (I 
> changed the beacon code speed)
> Congratulations to the FITSAT-1 team on a wonderful satellite and hope 
> for more in the future!
> -- 
> 73,
> Mike, N1JEZ
> AMSAT 29,649
> "A closed mouth gathers no feet"
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