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QB50 deployment

DUTHSAT		436.420MHz	1k2 BPSK	not heard
LILACSAT-1	436.510MHz	9k6 BPSK	heard
NSIGHT		435.900MHz	9k6 FSK	        heard

NJUST-1		436.570MHz	1k2/9k6 BPSK	heard
CHALLENGER	437.510MHz	9k6 FSK	        heard
UNSW-ECO	436.525MHz	9k6 FSK	        not heard

AALTO-2         437.335MHz      CW              heard

NRCSD#11 cubesats – doppler vs time

NRCSD #11 – Cubesat status

16 May 2017 08:25 UTC 
SOMP-2			437.405MHz	9k6 FSK	    not heard	
HAVELSAT		436.845MHz	CW	    heard
Columbia		437.055MHz	9k6 FSK	    heard

16 May 2017 11:55 UTC
SGSat (KySat3)		437.450MHz	9k6 FSK	    ?
CXBN-2 			437.075MHz	1k2 GFSK    ?
IceCube (EARTH-1)		-		

17 May 2017 01:45 UTC
PHOENIX			436.915MHz	9k6 FSK	    heard
X-CubeSat		437.020MHz	9k6 FSK	    heard
QBEE			435.800MHz	9k6 FSK	    heard

18 May 2017 01:00 UTC 
ZA-AeroSat		437.195MHz	1k2 BPSK    ?
LINK			436.030MHz	1k2 AFSK    heard

18 May 2017 04:15 UTC 
CSUNSat1		437.400MHz	CW	    heard

18 May 2017 08:25 UTC 
UPSat			435.765MHz	9k6 FSK	    heard
SpaceCube		436.880MHz	9k6 FSK	    heard
Hoopoe			437.740MHz	9k6 FSK	    heard

ISS NRCSD#11 Cubesat Deployment

01:00 UTC Fifth Deployment
08:30 UTC Seventh Deployment

ISS NRCSD#11 Cubesat Deployment

01:40 UTC Third Deployment

ISS NRCSD#11 Cubesat Deployment

08:25 UTC First Deployment

ISS APRS Packet Back on Air 145.825 Mhz 15/04/2017

Packet From The International Space Station Is Back On 145.825 MHz

ARISS is pleased to announce that packet from the International Space Station is back on 145.825 MHz. A few months back, the ARISS Team did the foot work and paperwork to launch the final copy of the Ericsson VHF handheld radio to the ISS. This work was began in
October after the unit onboard the ISS failed. ARISS has been using
the Ericssons for 16 years. In the last days of February, the
launch vehicle, SpaceX 10’s Dragon, flew to the ISS. Then the ISS crew had the odious job of unloading and unpacking 5,500 pounds of cargo along with the Ericsson HT.

ARISS got word this morning that we now have VHF capability back in the Columbus module. Followers of ISS Fan Club have already posted that they’ve heard and used packet, and are thrilled.

In 2015, ARISS began its first fundraising campaigns. It relies on NASA, ARRL, AMSAT and individual donors, along with ARISS volunteers to pay the day-to-day operations expenses and everything related to the hardware, testing, and certification. Donors can go to and to support the program.

EMike McCardel, AA8EM
Rotating Editor AMSAT News Service

…next round of cubesat deployments begins on ISS

A new set of cubesats will be released tomorrow, December 19th, 2016.

For the deployment, the Japanese robotic arm moves the deployer to a specific position to ensure the satellites depart on a safe trajectory with no risk of re-contact with ISS on any subsequent orbits after which drag will have separated ISS and the much smaller CubeSats.
Here is a list of the CubeSats on Japan’s payload manifest, with descriptions offered by JAXA :

AOBA-Velox 3 – from the Kyushu Institute of Technology in Japan and the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, will evaluate the performance of a pulsed plasma thruster
TuPOD – from the Italian company GAUSS, will attempt deployment of two daughter nanosatellites from Brazilian and U.S. builders
ITF-2 – from the University of Tsukuba, will connect amateur radio users
STARS-C – from Shizuoka University, will attempt to extend a tether between two 1U CubeSats
WASEDA-SAT 3 – from Waseda University, will also deploy a “film-type” de-orbiting device and project an image onto the film surface using a micro-miniature projector

ISS – MAI-75 SSTV experiment active

15:21 UTC

12:09 UTC