FUNcube-1 Handbook now in Italian and French

FUNcube-1 Handbook Front PageThanks to Pierluigi Poggi IW4BLG the FUNcube-1 handbook is now available in Italian, and thanks to Christophe Mercier of AMSAT-Francophone it is also available in French.

The handbook provides an initial introduction to the project overall and the FUNcube-1 spacecraft in particular.

The primary mission of the FUNcube-1 CubeSat is to provide a telemetry beacon that can be easily received by schools and colleges for educational outreach purposes. When not in educational mode the spacecraft switches on a communications transponder for use by radio amateurs.

The launch is planned for November 21, 2013 at 07:10:11 UT on a Dnepr rocket from Dombarovsky near Yasny in the Russian Federation.

The English, Italian and French versions of the handbook can be downloaded from

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It is presently being translated into Dutch and AMSAT-UK would be delighted to receive offers of translation into other languages. Contact AMSAT-UK here.

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