Satellite

Ham radio help requested for KySat-1 launch

Amateur Radio satellite KySat-1, due to be launched February 23!!! As you may know, KySat-1 along with CubeSats from Montana State University and University of Colorado, will be launched into orbit from Vandenburg AFB on February 23 at 0809 UTC. As with all satellite missions, for us, verifying operation and establishing communication early is critical …

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LightSquared gets satellite waiver…Really?

LightSquared gets satellite waiver – A bird in the air is worth ignoring-Satellite phones. The marginally insane plan for a US-spanning mobile network using frequencies reserved for satellite is looking more likely, thanks to an FCC decision that handsets won’t have to be satellite-capable.

NASA seeks Amateur Radio operators aid with NanoSail-D

NASA seeks Amateur Radio operators’ aid The US Space Agency NASA has asked for the help of Amateur Radio operators to help in receiving the signal from NanoSail-D on 437.270MHz. The NASA Press release says: Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 11:30 a.m. EST, engineers at Marshall SpacemFlight Center in Huntsville, Ala., confirmed that the NanoSail-D nanosatellite …

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In a NASA first, NanoSail-D spacecraft to set sail on the sunlight

NASA’s NanoSail-D is expected to test a type of propulsion that taps the momentum of photons in sunlight. Advocates say solar sails provide the best way toward interstellar travel. A new NASA craft is due to set sail, literally, Thursday night. What’s more, it hopes to be unfurling its sail in outer space. What, you …

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Italian amateur radio repeaters impact satellite operations by disregarding the IARU bandplan

Italian amateur radio repeaters disregard IARU bandplan In Italy, FM and D-Star repeaters are being licensed in the 2m IARU Amateur Satellite segment 145.8-146.0MHz causing considerable interference to Amateur Radio Satellites and the International Space Station. It would appear that the Italian regulator permits repeaters anywhere within 2m on a provisional basis for 60 days. …

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