Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) working in association with the Japan Amateur Radio League (JAR), have announced their intention to piggy-back a dual amateur microwave-bands beacon onto the forthcoming JAXA probe mission to the Kuiper Belt. JAXA artists' impression. The mission which will be launched May 1st next year 2016, is to include solar-powered 23cm & 9cm beacons which shall operate alternately, to conserve energy and reduce emissions. Both beacon antennae will be permanently steered by onboard computer towards the Earth, (inc USA), at all times, except on rare occasions. The Japan Observer Keiper Experimental Spectroscopy mission's primary objective is to investigate & attempt to ascertain at close-quarters the probable origins of our Cometary visitors, that of course originate in the Kuiper Belt, at the far reaches of our Solar-System, sitting at the very edge of Deep-Space. The May 1st Launch, via accelerated Launcher & dual Ion & Rocket Propulsion will schedule arrival of this unique JAXA/JARL space science & 'ham-radio' cooperative adventure at the Kipper Belt & Ourt Cloud in 2025. So you have plenty of time to build your extra-long yagis and modified TVRO dishes, whilst making provision perhaps, for some rather precise az/el adjustments. http://global.jaxa.jp/projects/in_progress.html So get building and prepare to tune into some unique Deep Space Microwave Bacon!