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CUTE 1, alive and well



In the latest Weekly Satellite Report, CUTE 1, #27844
is listed as OPERATIONAL?  Indeed it is very operational
as a CUBESAT sending CW telemetry on 436.8345 MHz.  At
the July 7 2005, 23:45:20 pass over the Western USA:

CUTE 1 6B A4 xx 7F D7 66A8 4702 FF FF7C 65
CUTE 1 6C A6 59 80 D9 66A8 4702 FF FE7C B6

The June 30th KEPS were within ten seconds of AOS and LOS.
It is an very good object to practice tracking as the orbit
and transmitter power are similar to proposed CUBESATS awaiting
launch this December.  As a check for Doppler correction, the
lack of change in tone is an excellent indicator.  Cliff K7RR
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