Tuesday, November 26, 2013

37 new HAM SATs

During week 47 were shot, or were placed, 37 satellites with amateur radio equipment on board in orbits around the Earth. It was a record . On Tuesday and Wednesday , 19 and 20 November , was four out of the International Space Station. The rest were sent in connection with launches in the U.S. and in Russia.
 The first launch was performed using a Minotaur - 1 rocket from Wallops Island in Virginia, USA. 

The Minotaur-1 carryed 28 small CubeSat military and civilian passengers and “two non-separating tertiary payloads.” STPSat-3 and the CubeSats will ride an Integrated Payload Stack aboard the Minotaur-1. Here is a link to the Minotaur - 1 CubeSats.

The second was made by a Russian Dnepr 1 rocket from the Yasny cosmodrome in Orenburg region on Thursday , November 21 .

Four CubeSats carrying amateur radio payloads deployed from the International Space Station (ISS) by the JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (J-SSOD) on November 25, 2013.

Links to view launches:
The launch of Minotaur can be viewed in real time on the internet.The Russian Dnepr 1 launch is here.ISS release of Cubesat Tuesday and Wednesday, also followed.
Here a link with frequency lists for the new November satellites.

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