Satellite

AMSAT: Your support keeps the satellites flying! Donate to the Fox-1 project!

“Given the sad news on AO-51,” AMSAT President Barry Baines, WD4ASW, said, “we highlighted at the recent 2011 Symposium that AMSAT is actively developing Fox-1, a new spacecraft that is designed to replace AO-51. Fox-1 development now takes on a great sense of urgency.” AMSAT Vice-President of Engineering, Tony Monteiro, AA2TX says, “Fox-1 will advance …

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Ham Radio: Icom IC-W32A

My new radio is the Icom IC-W32A dual-bander that I will be using for satellite communications mainly.  It has an impressive alphanumeric and memory display and independent tuning knobs which makes working with the doppler easier for satellite communications. The IC-W32A’s two dials are used for independent tuning of the VHF and UHF band. This conveniently …

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AubieSat-1 was launched today

 AubieSat-1 was launched today and now can be heard as it circles our earth. AubieSat-1 downlink frequency: 437.475 MHZ  Keplerian Elements  Epoch: 28 Oct 2011 11:26:20 UTC  Period: 5841.68 sec  Eccentricity: 0.0253027  Inclination: 101.648 deg Argument of Perigee: 295.263 deg RAAN: 233.359 deg True Anomaly: 198.658 deg  The satellite will started transmitting on 28 Oct 2011 at 12:17:20 UTC For more information …

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AubieSat-1 cube satellite to be launched Oct. 27th

The satellite is a “cubesat,” which is a 4-inch, cube-shaped satellite that is used primarily for research. Once released from the rocket, AubieSat-1 will have two antennas come out – one for receiving signals from Auburn University and one for sending signals back to Auburn. The students have built a control center in the Physics …

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