Today November 6 at 07:35:49 UTC a Dnepr rocket carrying the primary payload Asnaro-1 and four microsatellites was launched from Dombarovsky near Yasny. Kosmotras report all spacecraft have been inserted into their target orbits.
ChubuSat-1 (Kinshachi-1) 437.485 MHz
Tsubame 437.505 and 437.275 MHz
Hodoyoshi-1 467.674 MHz
QSAT-EOS (Tsukushi) an AX.25 GMSK payload has been reported but the frequency is unknown.
Kosmotras announcement can be found at: http://www.kosmotras.ru/en/news/155/
The very first PhoneSat’s will be launching aboard the Antares on April 17th at 2100 GMT (launch window to April 19th possibly further). We have manifested 2x PhoneSat 1.0 and 1x PhoneSat 2.0 Beta.
Our orbit is very low (270km x 300km 51.6deg) and we’ll only be up there for 2 weeks! So we’re looking for as many people as possible to help with tracking our satellites. If any of you are interested in tracking the satellite please let myself (+the cc’d team) know – your help will be greatly appreciated!
All three satellites will be transmitting on 437.425MHz and TLE’s + more info can be found at www.phonesat.org . Feel free to tune-in and submit packets via www.phonesat.org.
Vega is launched successful and Satellite Signals are Heard.
The first Vega, flight VV01, lifted off at 1000 UT from the ESA Spaceport at Kourou in the Caribbean carrying eight student built amateur radio satellites and the LARES Laser Relativity Satellite into orbit.
At 1153 UT Drew Glasbrenner KO4MA reported hearing signals from the satellites as they went past Florida. Signals were first heard in the United Kingdom at around 1208 UT.
In Germany Mike Rupprecht DK3WN copied the satellites at an elevation of just 3 degress at 1209 UT, see his Satblog
A recording of PW-Sat made by Wouter Weggelaar PA3WEG can be heard at this link
The first student built amateur radio CubeSats to be sponsored by ESA’s Education Office have passed their Final Acceptance Review and have been declared ready for launch on board the maiden flight of Vega, the new ESA launcher.
The launch window for this historic lift-off opens on 26 January and ends in the first week of February 2012.
The seven university-built picosatellites, each weighing only 1 kilogram, were integrated with the devices that will carry them during launch – the P-PODs, or Poly-Picosatellite Orbital Deployers – between late October and mid November. Before they could be cleared for launch, they had to pass a detailed technical examination known as the Final Acceptance Review.
The single-unit CubeSats, whose development represented a highly valuable, if not unique hands-on learning experience for the university students that were involved – were developed by teams from 6 different European countries:
Xatcobeo (a collaboration of the University of Vigo and INTA, Spain)