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ARRL Satellite Bulletin ARLS007 (2016)

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ARLS007 New Satellites with Amateur Radio Payloads Launched,
Monitored

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Space Bulletin 007  ARLS007
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington, CT  October 13, 2016
To all radio amateurs

SB SPACE ARL ARLS007
ARLS007 New Satellites with Amateur Radio Payloads Launched,
Monitored

The AlSat-1N and Pratham satellites, both carrying Amateur Radio
payloads, have both been heard and identified following the India
Space Research Organization (ISRO) PSLV-C35 mission launch on
September 26. Reports are requested. Reports on AMSAT-BB indicate
the Pratham CW beacon on 145.980 MHz is active.

The 3U AlSat-1N CubeSat was built in collaboration with the Algerian
Space Agency, the UK Space Agency (UKSA), Surrey Space Centre (SSC)
staff, and Algerian students as a technology transfer and
demonstrator for Algeria.

AlSat-1N is also hosting three UK payloads from various institutions
and aims to take images of the Earth and send back data from the UK
payloads. The IARU coordinated downlink is 437.650 MHz (9,6 FSK).
Downlinked data reports are welcome, both decoded hex files and
recordings.  They can be emailed to, alsatnano@gmail.com .

The Pratham satellite, built by students at the Indian Institute of
Technology-Bombay, also is a 3U CubeSat. It was designed to measure
total electron count at an 800 kilometer (approximately 500 mile)
altitude sun-synchronous orbit. The CW beacon (35 WPM) will transmit
continuously at 145.980 MHz, and the Institute seeks post-launch
reports. The satellite's 1200 bps FSK downlink is on 437.455 MHz.
There is a Pratham project Facebook page at,
https://www.facebook.com/iitb.student.satellite/ .
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