The AMSAT FUNcube team are delighted to be able to announce that the FUNcube-1 CubeSat has now completed all its final testing and been placed into its launch POD.
This work was completed during a three day programme at the premises of ISIS BV in Delft in the Netherlands and was finished, on time, late Wednesday afternoon on September 4, 2013.
ZACube-1, in addition to carrying VHF and UHF communications equipment also has a 20 metre beacon which will operate on 14.099 MHz This ISIPOD, with the spacecraft inside, will be transported to Russia, early next month, for launch and will eventually be attached directly to the launch vehicle.
FUNcube-1 carries a U/V linear transponder and the educational telemetry beacon using 1k2 BPSK for school outreach purposes.
The current launch information has lift off scheduled for late November.
Full initial orbit details and TLE’s, together with decoding software will be made available over the next few weeks.
FUNcube-1 communication subsystem:
• 300 mW Inverting linear transponder for SSB and CW
– Uplink 435.150 – 435.130 MHz
– Downlink 145.950 – 145.970 MHz
• 300 mW BPSK Telemetry 145.935 MHz
A recent presentation about the FUNcube project by Graham Shirville G3VZV and Wouter Weggelaar PA3WEG can be viewed online at http://www.batc.tv/streams/amsat1311 or downloaded from http://www.batc.tv/vod/Funcube1.flv
A PDF of the slides from that presentation is here FUNcube_Colloquium2013a
FUNcube Yahoo Group https://amsat-uk.org/funcube/yahoo-group/
FUNcube website http://www.funcube.org.uk/
Some of the other satellites that may be on the same Dnepr launch vehicle are listed at https://amsat-uk.org/2013/08/22/dnepr-cubesat-launch/
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