giovedì 28 gennaio 2016

January 29, ISS satellite deployment, AggieSat4 and Bevo-2, ham frequency

The AggieSat4 satellite carrying the Bevo-2 CubeSat is expected to be deployed from the International Space Station on January 29, both have amateur radio payloads  AggieSat4 was launched aboard the Orbital ATK Cygnus OA-4 cargo resupply mission. The Cygnus spacecraft was mounted atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket that took the Cygnus
from the Kennedy Space Center up into Low Earth Orbit on December 6 at 4:44pm EST.  AGS4 is planned to release from the ISS on January 29 and will then proceed to eject the University of Texas CubeSat, Bevo-2 and perform relative navigation tasks as well as take pictures of the release of Bevo-2.  The IARU has coordinated these frequencies for the amateur radio payloads:
AggieSat4 436.250 MHz 9k6 FSK telemetry (also 153.6 kbps FSK)
Bevo-2 437.325 MHz CW and 38k4 FSK