[amsat-bb] D-SAT Mission

Scott scott23192 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 24 16:59:20 UTC 2017

Congratulations on your project so far, Alessio.

I have a question, please...

Does D-SAT transmit over locations other than Europe?

I have seen great posts from others reporting reception of D-SAT, but over 
the U.S., I have not had any luck receiving the satellite.

If only SOME of the possible data is transmitted outside of Europe, it would 
be helpful if you would like to provide a list of what one might expect to 

Thanks very much!

-Scott,  K4KDR
Montpelier, VA  USA


-----Original Message----- 
Sent: Monday, July 24, 2017 12:38 PM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] D-SAT Mission

Dear Sirs,

my name is Alessio Fanfani; I'm a young telecommunication engineer and an
enthusiastic Italian satellite amateur (callsign IU5CRE).

Three years ago I started to work with D-Orbit, an Italian aerospace
company, on an ambitious CubeSat mission called D-SAT.

D-Sat is a three-unit CubeSat designed, built, and operated by D-Orbit and
it will be the first satellite in history that will come back into Earth's
atmosphere in a safe and controlled way by means of a dedicated solid rocket
motor and burn up instead of becoming new debris.

D-SAT was launched on June 23th, 2017 into a 500 km sun-synchronous orbit
from Indian SHAR.

D-SAT is now fully operative in orbit and it is hosting three communication
experiments in collaboration with an Italian university, high-level schools
and a local hamradio community.

For more information on D-SAT, you can visit the mission's website
(www.dsat.space), where you will also find a page entirely dedicated to
radiohams (www.dsat.space/radiohams) where you can download the software
necessary for the reception of D-Sat's signal.

We really hope you will consider joining us! Also, should you have any
question about the mission, don't hesitate to ask!

Thank you for your time and consideration.


Alessio Fanfani, IU5CRE 

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