[amsat-bb] EAGLET-1 Cubesat on SSO-A launch

Nico Janssen hamsat at xs4all.nl
Wed Dec 12 21:53:09 UTC 2018

One of the many Cubesats launched on the recent SSO-A mission was
the Italian 3U Cubesat EAGLET-1. This satellite transmits telemetry on
435.200 MHz and it is to relay AIS signals emitted by ships from one of
two VHF frequencies to 435.800 MHz. As far as I can see these
frequencies have not been coordinated by the IARU. The operations of
this satellite have nothing to do with amateur radio. It is a commercial
satellite, so an experimental license also does not apply. For details see:

After this satellite a constellation of 20 similar satellites is planned.
Can/should we do something about this?


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