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 http://funcube.org.uk/working-documents/
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.
FUNcube Yahoo Group https://amsat-uk.org/funcube/yahoo-group/