Yahoo: World’s Smallest Space Telescopes Launching Monday

BRITE satellite at UTIAS-SFL - Image credit University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies

BRITE satellite at UTIAS-SFL – Image credit University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies

The two space telescope satellites launching with STRaND-1 on Feb. 25 at 1225 UT will also be carrying amateur radio payloads

Yahoo report that the two tiny satellites billed as the world’s smallest space telescopes will study the brightest stars in the night sky.

CanX-3a, BRITE (BRIght-star Target Explorer) and TUGSat-1 (Technische Universität Graz Satellit), BRITE–Austria are planned to launch from India with the UK smartphone satellite STRaND-1 on a PSLV-C20 rocket.

The BRITE satellites will carry a 100mW amateur radio beacon on 145.980 MHz  using 15 WPM Morse Code.

See the Yahoo article http://news.yahoo.com/worlds-smallest-space-telescopes-launching-monday-223020950.html

You can follow the launch on Twitter or watch live video at http://www.webcast.gov.in/live/ or http://ibnlive.in.com/livetv/

Information about other satellites on the same launch is here.