[amsat-bb] Free content from six satellites via Outernet (APRS?)

Outernet Team hello at outernet.is
Wed Mar 2 08:13:39 UTC 2016

Is that mini geo definitely going up? If so, when is the launch? The idea you are proposing makes sense. We have three UHF cubesats that should be complete by May. I'm sure there are ways to work together on that.  
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         On Tue, 1 Mar at  8:15 PM
          ,  Dan <dan at post.com>  wrote:
           You can see the bit rate here:
 It is a 90kbps downlink with pre-determined content. (The speeds could
 be increased if they paid more to the providers. The tuners are
 capable of receiving much more)
 An interesting idea was if this was on an amateur geostationary
 satellite. The soon to be launched amateur one over Europe/Africa will
 probably have a beacon or carrier, but what if that carried the
 outernet data. The receiving dishes would need to be bigger (depending
 on bit-rate error correction). That would instantly give 1/3 world
 coverage with uplinking possible (uplink would need 10 watt 2300Mhz
 amplifier) The uplink sharing could be controlled by the downlink. I
 am not sure a HF return channel would scale,
 Coverage and frequencies here:
 It is designed to handle DVB-S downlinks are per Outernet standard.
 On 01/03/2016, Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:
 > Global Ham channel?
 > We should find someone to work with the OUTERNET folks to add an amateur
 > radio channel to their downlink.  Their satellites could provide
 > connectivity to 99% of amateur radio operators on earth.  In addition, Ham
 > Radio can bring to OUTERNET an uplink capability that they currently don't
 > have.  And the uplink can be from the same remote areas where there is no
 > service...

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