AISAT launch Apr 1

Discussion in 'Satellite and Space Communications' started by KC9SGV, Mar 31, 2019.

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  1. KC9SGV

    KC9SGV Ham Member QRZ Page

    AMSAT India will launch AISAT carrying ham radio transponders on April 1.
    One of the designers is Ashar Farhan, VU2ESE, of BitX20 fame.
    This innovative ham satellite will use the fourth stage of the rocket as power base for the ham and other payloads.
    No solar panels initially....
    6 month life span.
    APRS digipeater on board.

    http://amsatindia.org
     
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  2. KC9SGV

    KC9SGV Ham Member QRZ Page

    First TLE files received by hams in Russia and Europe.
    Looks like a successful launch.
    Congrats.

    http://amsatindia.org
     
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  3. 9G5AR

    9G5AR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yes, first KISS frames received in Russia and Germany.

    I missed this mornings pass... have to wait 9.5hrs for the next one.

    Any updates on TLE ?
     
  4. K3RLD

    K3RLD Ham Member QRZ Page

    86° pass just finished. I heard about 5 or 6 broken packets, but nothing decoded and no digipeats. :(
     
  5. KC9SGV

    KC9SGV Ham Member QRZ Page

    No updates yet.

    Who has a few million dollars for us ? Grin...



     
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2019
  6. KC9SGV

    KC9SGV Ham Member QRZ Page

    Oh oh ...
    Hopefully the snags will work itself out...
    Supposedly the APRS payload uses an on board 4th stage antenna (not it's own).
    Wondering if some time sharing with AIS takes place on this antenna ?
    The AIS frequencies are ~160 MHz.
     
  7. 9G5AR

    9G5AR Ham Member QRZ Page

    After SO-50, AO-91, AO-92 etc which work pretty well, one would be tempted to think "they" now know how to build working AmSats.

    Looks like we're not there yet.
     
  8. KC9SGV

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  9. 9G5AR

    9G5AR Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'm not sure what system DK3WN has ....
    "The world’s first D-Star message from space was received on 29.12.2018 by DK3WN"

    He appears to be " first to communicate " on most of the sats that are not working.!!
     
  10. K3RLD

    K3RLD Ham Member QRZ Page

    My understanding is that Aisat has no solar panels, so that the "early days" are the only ones we have - until the batteries run out. Can anyone confirm?
     

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