[amsat-bb] PSAT/BRICsat status

tommypnq at centrum.cz tommypnq at centrum.cz
Sun Jul 19 12:23:30 UTC 2015

Of course, Mike,
 you are right, I looked into the numbers twice, to do it properly, but I failed. So 
this should work:


Source of TLE:
Apologies to all!

73! de Tomas OK2PNQ

> Od: Mike Rupprecht <mail at mike-rupprecht.de>
> Komu: <tommypnq at centrum.cz>
> Datum: 19.07.2015 13:26
> Předmět: AW: [amsat-bb] PSAT/BRICsat status
>Hi Tomas,
>i am sure it should be:
>PSAT = 90720
>BRICSAT = 90722
>73 Mike
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>tommypnq at centrum.cz
>Gesendet: 19 July 2015 11:17
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>Betreff: [amsat-bb] PSAT/BRICsat status
>Hi all,
>at last I have got to write something about those sats, I am from the group,
>which have built the PSK transponders. The PSAT is working fine and the TLE
>from AMSAT works for the predictions. The receiver is a bit deaf probably
>due to the mistuning of the receiving antenna, so please use the power,
>which is necessary to get solid copy in downlink.
>To the BRICsat, the satellite has negative power budget, it is off for the
>long periods of time and switches on for short periods varying between 5 and
>20 minutes approx.  In the previous weeks we had receptions every day on one
>pass, but between this occasions, there was week without a beep above
>Europe. Any kind of positive reception reports from both sides (PSK
>downlink, packet downlink) are welcomed.
>The most important information: the TLE info for BRICsat is invalid on the
>AMSAT page.The BRICSAT is leading in orbit in front of the PSAT, we are
>using the TLE from the ULTRASAT team from the page
>and we are using ULTRASAT1=90720 as BRICsat and ULTRASAT3=90722 as PSAT.
>From the receptions on omni antennas and AOS/LOS times and doppler, those
>are the right elements.
>        Thanks for reading a bit lenghty info.
>                 73! de Tomas OK2PNQ
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