A test of the FITSAT-1 LED optical beacon that took place on December 11 GMT over Japan was successful.
On December 13 at 22:10:30 GMT FITSAT-1 will be using its optical LED beacon to flash a message in Morse Code over the British Isles and Europe which, cloud permitting, should be visible using binoculars. Further information is at http://www.uk.amsat.org/?p=11815
The FITSAT-1 CubeSat was developed by students at the Fukuoka Institute of Technology (FIT) in Japan. As well as the optical LED experiment the satellite carries several amateur radio payloads: a CW beacon on 437.250 MHz, a telemetry beacon on 437.445 MHz and a high-speed data downlink on 5840.0 MHz.
Further information and pictures of FITSAT-1 and the other CubeSats deployed from the ISS on October 4, 2012 is at http://www.uk.amsat.org/?page_id=10967
First picture from FITSAT-1 on 5840.0 MHz http://www.uk.amsat.org/?p=11151
FITSAT-1 received with 1/4 wave antenna and FUNcube Dongle SDR http://www.uk.amsat.org/?p=10873
FITSAT-1 October Update http://www.uk.amsat.org/?p=10701