Successful launch of Japanese satellites

JAXA H-IIA F23 Launch February 27, 2014 at1837 UT Credit NASA/Bill Ingalls

JAXA H-IIA F23 Launch February 27, 2014 at1837 UT Credit NASA/Bill Ingalls

On Thursday, February 27 at 1837 UT a cluster of Japanese amateur radio satellites were launched from the Yoshinobu Launch Complex at the Tanegashima Space Center.

At 1948 UT Francisco Jimenez-Martin Sanchez EA1JM received the 437.325 CW (A1A) beacon from the ARTSAT1:INVADER CubeSat.

Also on the first pass at 1952 UT Jan van Gils PE0SAT received
OPUSat
STARS-II (comprises Mother and Daughter satellites)
TelkyoSat-3
ShindaiSat-1
ARTSat1:INVADER

The student team that developed the ITF-1 CubeSat would appreciate any reports of their satellite on 437.525 MHz FM Morse code, see
http://amsat-uk.org/2014/02/26/itf-1-cubesat-team-request-reports/

Frequencies and further information on these satellites is at
http://amsat-uk.org/2014/02/23/launch-of-japanese-amateur-radio-satellites/

DK3WN satellite blog http://www.dk3wn.info/p/