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Re: First Chinese Amateur Radio Satellite to be launchedinJune 2009



That's really good news, very nice to see another country sending up 
satellites. It this going to be a LEO ?

Simon Brown, HB9DRV
www.ham-radio-deluxe.com

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael Chen, BD5RV" <bd5rv@jsdxc.net>
>
> I just came back from a ham vention and met Alan, BA1DU there. The 1st 
> Chinese amateur satellite is now going smoothly. This satellite was 
> formerly named CAS-1 and is now XW-1. It takes a beacon and three cross 
> band transponders: FM, linear, and digital.
>
> The satellite is planned to be launched in June 2009 by a CZ-2C rocket in 
> Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in North China.
> 
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