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144.1 intruder maybe BADR-B



Hello!

This morning I had a short non-QRL window and was successful in
listening to the 144.1 MHz intruder satellite at 10:57 UT in JO30xv.
The satellite was audible weak for only two minutes in western
direction. At http://www.celestrak.com I found a matching keps-set
beneath the last 30 days launches for the satellite BADR-B. It matches
the already given reports from NA and VK. On a BADR-B website at

http://www.suparco.gov.pk/sat_badr2.htm

I found: "Pakistan's second satellite Badr-II, was successfully
injected into the earth orbit at 10:30 pm (PST) on Monday, 10th of
December 2001 from Russian Cosmodrome at Baikonour, Kazakistan on a
Zenit-2 rocket." On one of the images of this site you can see a small
information showing a VHF-transmitter and VHF-antenne.

As some of you might remember in the early 90s there already was a
BADR-satellite from Pakistan, which seemed to be a blueprint clone of
UO-11, intruding into our 2 m band.

Have a try with this set of elements and watch out:

BADR-B
1 27003U 01056C   02021.69228331  .00000143  00000-0  21472-3 0   283
2 27003  99.6433 256.5334 0020383 200.5071 159.5255 13.69991052  5751

73, Frank
DL6DBN/AA9KJ

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