[amsat-bb] KickSat 2 is alive and kicking

Nico Janssen hamsat at xs4all.nl
Sat Feb 16 15:05:29 UTC 2019


The first couple of days after KickSat 2 was deployed from Cygnus NG 10
no downlink signals were received from the satellite. But today I received
several short and weak transmissions from KickSat 2. So it appears to be
alive and transmitting short telemetry bursts on 437.5077 MHz.

KickSat 2, object 44046, is to deploy up to 104 small Sprite satellites into
its low orbit. All these Sprites will then transmit on 437.240 MHz with
10 mW and are expected to reenter within weeks.


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