[amsat-bb] Tomsk-TPU-120

Daniel Cussen dan at post.com
Tue May 10 08:46:36 UTC 2016

I heard the 10 language greeting on 145.800 from the ISS just now in
the UK. I will send the audio file to the organisers of Tomsk-TPU-120.
I will share it in a day or two here. For now you will have to receive
the signal yourself!

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Gaston Bertels <gaston.bertels at skynet.be>
Date: Sat, 7 May 2016 09:32:59 +0200
Subject: ARISS
To: dan at post.com

Tomsk-TPU-120 CubeSat Celebrates University Anniversary

The Russian Tomsk-TPU-120 CubeSat is different from other CubeSats :
it has a handle!

The 3U CubeSat was launched from Baikonur to the ISS on March 31, 2016
in a Progress-MS-2 cargo vessel. It will be deployed by hand during a
future Russian spacewalk (EVA), which is why it has a handle.

The satellite was developed by students at the Tomsk Polytechnic
University to test new space materials technology and will be the
world’s first space vehicle with a 3D-printed structure.

In May 2016 Tomsk Polytechnic University celebrates its 120th
anniversary. As part of the celebrations on May 10-11 Tomsk-TPU-120
will be activated in the ISS and will transmit a greeting to Earth
inhabitants, recorded by students of the university in 10 languages:
Russian, English, German, French, Chinese, Arabic, Tatar, Indian,
Kazakh and Portuguese.

The greeting signal will be transmitted once a minute on 437.025 MHz FM.

One of the Kenwood transceivers on the ISS will provide a simulcast of
the signal on 145.800 MHz FM.

The Tomsk satellite onboard ISS will be turned on May 10 at 07:55 UTC
and switched off on May 11 at 10:10 UTC.

Reception reports will be appreciated. Please send reports to
mailto:rv3dr at mail.ru

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