[amsat-bb] Recording of TOMSK English Greeting 2016-05-10 8:20 UTC Over NA on 145.80 Mhz

Daniel Cussen dan at post.com
Sun May 22 20:43:01 UTC 2016

This was sent to me from the TOMSK people:

Translated title of video:
Microsatellite TOMSK TPU 120 to the ISS
Showing inside ISS
Very good short video showing Russian segment including the Kenwood
radio and antenna cabling.

News Article, translated below

The Russian crew of the International Space Station (ISS), Yuri
Malenchenko, Alex and Oleg Skripochka Ovchinin recorded video
greetings for polytechnics. Astronauts wished POLYTECHNIC to send it
into orbit graduate of the next anniversary of the university.

Congratulation has been demonstrated at the solemn Academic Council,
which at this moment is held at the International Cultural Center of
"Dear friends, members of the Russian crew of the International Space
Station congratulate the teachers, students and graduates with the
120th anniversary of the Tomsk Polytechnic University. We appreciate
the great contribution to the development of Tomsk polytechnic modern
astronautics " - Said the commander of the transport-manned spacecraft
"Soyuz TMA-M", ISS Flight Engineer Yuri Malenchenko .

During congratulations astronauts demonstrated satellite
"Tomsk-TPU-120" . The satellite is the first Russian spacecraft
created by using of 3D-technology and unique materials. The device is
designed in the scientific and educational center "Modern production
technologies" TPU together with the Rocket and Space Corporation
"Energia" and the Institute of Physics of Materials Science SB RAS
strength. He was sent to the ISS on March 31 aboard a cargo spacecraft
"Progress MS-02" from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Already on April 2
"Progress MS-02" has successfully docked with the station.
"A good example of fruitful work is created by Tomsk citizens
satellite" Tomsk-TPU-120 ", which, as you see, is on board the ISS,
and will soon be sent to an independent space flight. Some of its
parts are made ​​using of 3D-technology, - said cosmonaut Alexei
Ovchinin . -
Particularly pleased to note that the satellite executed the forces of
young scientists and students. "
Already on May 10 began broadcasting satellite to Earth
congratulations on the anniversary of the university, written in 11
languages. Radio amateurs can catch the satellite signal at the
frequencies 145.8 MHz and 437.025 MHz.

"We sincerely wish all the staff, students and graduates of Tomsk
Polytechnic University to new heights, bright ideas, creative
victories. And so the next anniversary of the university went into
orbit its graduate "
- I wished the pilot-cosmonaut, Hero of the Russian Federation Oleg Skripochka .
Recall, May 10, Tomsk Polytechnic began to celebrate 120 years since
its foundation. As part of the anniversary celebration on the
territory of the TPU campus opened a new, modern Science park after a
complete renovation opened hostel №12 street Vershinin, 37, hosted a
rally in front of the main building. More details about the
celebration of the anniversary of the site →


The university was founded in 1896, opened in 1900 and originally
named the Tomsk Technological Institute. Institution became the first
engineering university in the Asian part of Russia. The Discovery
Institute has actively contributed to the Minister of Finance of the
Russian Empire, Sergei Witte. In his diary, dated March 6, 1896, he
wrote: "Today I have removed money from the battleship and gave them
to the establishment of the Tomsk Institute of Technology." The
creation of the institute and especially its chemical separation took
Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev actively involved.
Today in the Tomsk Polytechnic Institute study of 16 thousand students
from 42 countries. The University 225 destinations training for
undergraduate specialties, graduate, postgraduate and doctoral
studies. The campus of the university 21 academic building and 15
comfortable dormitories.

On 10/05/2016, John Brier <johnbrier at gmail.com> wrote:
> In case it wasn't clear, the recording is of the VHF signal. I switched
> over to the UHF side once at max elevation and barely heard it so I
> switched back.
> Here is a video I recorded of my setup after I received it at 8:20 UTC:
> https://youtu.be/ihaKPqq5WN0
> John KG4AKV
> On May 10, 2016 5:27 AM, "John Brier" <johnbrier at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Barely heard it on the UHF side at max elevation 51 degrees.
>> This was the first pass over a land mass after it was turned on. Also
>> recorded russian, german, something I couldn't ID and a tiny bit of
>> chinese
>> at the end of the pass.
>> https://soundcloud.com/spacecomms/tomsk-english-greeting-2016-05

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