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ARRL Satellite Bulletin ARLS002 (2011)

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ARLS002 ARISSat-1 Blasts Off

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Space Bulletin 002  ARLS002
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington, CT  January 28, 2011
To all radio amateurs

SB SPACE ARL ARLS002
ARLS002 ARISSat-1 Blasts Off

At 0132 UTC January 28, a Soyuz-U rocket lifted off from the
Baikonur Space Center in Kazakhstan carrying the Russian Progress
M-09M cargo vehicle to orbit for a rendezvous with the International
Space Station (ISS).

In addition to delivering fuel, oxygen, food and other supplies, the
Progress contains the new AMSAT ARISSat-1 Amateur Radio satellite.
Progress is scheduled to dock with the space station on January 30
at 0240 UTC.

ARISSat-1 will be manually jettisoned from the ISS during a
spacewalk on February 16. The satellites features a new software
defined transponder that will provide simultaneous 2-meter FM, CW,
BPSK transmissions, as well as a Mode U/V (70 cm uplink, 2 meter
downlink) transponder.

More information is available at the AMSAT-NA website at
http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/index.php, and in the February 2011
issue of QST magazine.
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