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Re: ITAMSAT 10th anniversary!



To: Alberto E. Zagni - I2KBD
    ITAMSAT Mission Director

From: Terry D Carrell - ZL3QL
    President AMSAT-ZL

Congratulations from the KiwiSAT team and all at AMSAT-ZL.

It is the diversity of our efforts through the common desire to experiment
and learn that makes amateur radio and our Amateur Satellite Service so
special.

73, Terry.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Alberto E. Zagni" <azagni@turnipsrl.it>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 2003 7:54 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] ITAMSAT 10th anniversary!


>
> Today ITAMSAT IO-26 succesfully marks it's 10th year in orbit.
> IO-26, the first italian amateur satellite was launched on the 23rd
> September 1993
> from the European Space Port in Kourou on board an Ariane 4.
> Built by a team of amateurs from ARI and AMSAT-Italy, the spacecraft
> is designed on the Microsat technology developed by AMSAT-NA and allowed
> hundreds of amateurs from more than 85 countries to exchange messages and
> files using the store-and-forward capabilities of the main payload.
> Due to power limitation and increasing difficulties in reloading the
> high level code, ITAMSAT is now in the safe (MBL) mode, trasmitting
reduced
> telemetry and status information.
> The beacon frequency is 435.808 MHz in PSK mode, and the data can be
> decoded using the cmd26.exe program available on the ITAMSAT web site
> www.itamsat.org
>
> 73s and happy birthday!
>
> Alberto E. Zagni - I2KBD
> ITAMSAT Mission Director
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