[amsat-bb] ARISS News Release no. 17-08

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                                         ARISS NEWS RELEASE                     

no. 17-08


June 30, 2017                                                                                                               

David Jordan, AA4KN


aa4kn at amsat.org


Russian Satellites Tanusha 1 and 2 set for Activation


Two Russian satellites are planned to be activated inside the International Space Station (ISS) Russian Segment as part of a verification test from July 4-8. The satellites will eventually be deployed by hand from the ISS during a Russian space walk tentatively scheduled for August 17, 2017. The satellites Tanusha 1 and Tanusha 2, will be downlinked at 145.80 MHz. Transmissions from Tanusha 1 should begin around 18:30 UTC on July 4. Transmissions will cease on July 6 from 08:20 till 18:00 UTC to allow the satellites to be swapped out. Tanusha 2 will then be activated beginning on July 6 around 18:00 UTC and continue until July 8 at 10:30 UTC. The satellites will broadcast greeting messages in Russian, English, Spanish and Chinese. More details will be made available at https://www.swsu.ru/.




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Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is a cooperative venture of international amateur radio societies and the space agencies that support the International Space Station (ISS). In the United States, sponsors are the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT), the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and  National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).  The primary goal of ARISS is to promote exploration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) topics by organizing scheduled contacts via amateur radio between crew members aboard the ISS and students in classrooms or informal education venues.  With the help of experienced amateur radio volunteers, ISS crews speak directly with large audiences in a variety of public forums.  Before and during these radio contacts, students, teachers, parents, and communities learn about space, space technologies, and amateur radio.  For more information, see www.ariss.org, www.amsat.org, and www.arrl.org.


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David Jordan, AA4KN


aa4kn at amsat.org

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