The AlSat-1N and Pratham satellites, both with amateur radio payloads, launched on the Indian ISRO PSLV-C35 mission at 0342 GMT on Monday, September 26, 2016, reports are requested.
Update Sept 27: The AlSat-1N signal has been received but nothing heard from Pratham. A Dorset radio amateur reports receiving a signal from PISAT (2240 MHz) which was also on the PSLV-C35 launch
Update Sept 29: Reports on AMSAT-BB indicate the Pratham CW beacon on 145.980 MHz is active http://www.amsat.org/pipermail/amsat-bb/2016-September/060551.html
The 3U CubeSat AlSat-1N was built in collaboration between the Algerian Space Agency (ASAL), UK Space Agency (UKSA), Surrey Space Centre (SSC) staff and Algerian students as a technology transfer and demonstrator for Algeria.
AlSat-1N is also hosting three UK payloads from various institutions and aims to take images of the Earth and send back data from the UK payloads.
The IARU coordinated downlink is 437.650 MHz 9k6 FSK.
Any downlinked data will be gratefully received at email@example.com
Both decoded hex files and recordings would be greatly appreciated. Richard Duke M0GSN is transmission authority in the UK under the SSC Club callsign M0GKK.
Further information on AlSat-1N can be downloaded from:
Information on the Pratham student satellite is at
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