[amsat-bb] FUNcube-1

Gaston BERTELS gaston.bertels at skynet.be
Wed Sep 4 11:41:23 PDT 2013

Congrats to the FUNcube Team !
Great job.

Gaston - ON4WF

At 18:52 04/09/2013, Graham Shirville wrote:
>The AMSAT FUNcube team are delighted to be able 
>to announce that the FUNcube-1 CubeSat has now 
>completed all its final testing and been placed 
>into its launch POD. This work was completed 
>during a three day programme at the premises of 
>ISIS BV in Delft in the Netherlands and was 
>finished, on time, late this afternoon. 
>FUNcube-1 is actually the middle 1U CubeSat of 
>three sharing a 3U ISIPOD.  It is sharing the 
>ISIPOD with ZACUBE-1 from South Africa  and 
>HINcube from Norway. ZACube-1, in addition to 
>carrying VHF and UHF communications equipment 
>also has a 20 metre beacon which will operate on 
>14.099MHz  This ISIPOD, with the spacecraft 
>inside, will be transported to Russia, early 
>next month,for launch and will eventually be 
>attached directly to the launch vehicle. 
>FUNcube-1 carries a U/V linear transponder and 
>the educational telemetry beacon using 1k2 BPSK 
>for school outreach purposes. The current launch 
>info has lift off scheduled for November 21st at 
>07:11:29 UTC Full intial orbit details and 
>TLE’s, together with decoding sofwtare will be 
>made available over the next few weeks best 73 
>Graham G3VZV ­ Wouter PA33WEG ­ Jim G3WGM 
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