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Re: Re: Notice of French AMSAT Launch - better translation

Here is the 'official' translation of the AMSAT FRANCE notice

AMSAT-France is pleased to announce that two french amateur picosats are 
planned to be launched as
secondary payloads with SPOT 5 satellite.

Ariane 4 flight V151 carrying SPOT 5 and IDEFIX amateur payloads is planned 
the 3rd of may 2002.

The two picosats, designed, built and founded by AMSAT-France are battery 
powered and should work
  during about 40 days. They will remain fastened to the third Ariane 4 
stage, which planned orbit is 800 km high.

Both picosats will transmit NBFM voice recorded messages and digital 
telemetry data, the first one on
145,840 MHz and the other one one 435,270 MHz.

Telemetry data are transmitted in "AO-40" format, that is 400 bds BPSK.

Both picosats should be switched on about ten days after the launch.

More details to come. Please stay tuned !
73 de Jean-Louis Rault F6AGR
President AMSAT-France


John Rice  K9IJ
Webmaster, Network Admin, Janitor

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