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New Spoutnik ( Spoutnik 41)



     October 27, 1998

     AMSAT-F has delivered in September a new model of Sputnik Satellite
     ( Sputnik 41)
     This satellite will be on board of MIR the 27 of october 1998.
     It will be launch by hand during a Space Walk probably around the
     11th of November. It should take the name of RS18.
     This satellite is part of the programm of school satellite made
     in collaboration with Russian school.

     The satellite has been financed by the "Aeroclub de France" for his
     100 birthday.

     Technical Caracteristic:
     Size: same as RS17 ( 20 cm diameter)
     Weight: 3,5 kg.
     TX: 150 mW with 4 circularized antennas
     Frequency: 145.8125 MHz +/- 5 KHz +/- doppler.
     Life time expected : between 20 and 30 days ( no solar cells).
     Message: the cycle is one message of 5 secondes every 10 secondes.
     There are  2 recorded messages read in French, English and Russian
     In total there is a cycle of 9 records

     1: telemetry ( AF frequency versus internal temperature. See table )

     2: French message:
     "1998 etait l'annee internationale de l'air et de l'espace"
     ( message read by Aurelie Boivin 12 years old, daughter of F6CWN and

     3: English message
     " 1998 was the International year of Air and Space"
     ( Read by Constantin Tsiolkvosky-Sambourov,14 years old,
     great-grandson of Tsiolkvosky inventor of rockets and son of
     Sergej  Sambourov RV3DR)

     4: Russian message read by Michael Tsiokvosky-Sambourov, 12 years

     5: a record of the RS18 beep-beep

     6:French message
     " Programme spatial international de satellite educatif"
     (by Gerard Auvray F6FAO)

     7: English message:
     " International Space Scholl Sputnik Programm"
     read by  Victor Kourilov chief of the project

     8: Russian message read by Sergev Sambourov RV3DR ( grand soon of
     and responsable of the amateur activity on  MIR.

     9: Same as 5.

     Telemetry of internal temperature:
     -38 degre: 179 Hz
     -30 degre: 273 Hz
     -20 degre: 440 Hz
     -10 degre: 634 Hz
     + 0 degre: 830 Hz
     +10 degre: 1025 Hz
     +20 degre: 1200 Hz
     +30 degre: 1308 Hz
     +40 degre: 1405 Hz
     +45 degre: 1447 Hz
     +50 degre: 1483 Hz

     Visit the web site of F6BVP


     follow the link to SPOUTNIK 41

     Gerard Auvray ( F6FAO)

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