Dr Chris Bridges M0IEB will be giving a presentation on FUNcube-4, an amateur radio transponder payload on the ESEO satellite mission, to the combined AMSAT-UK Colloquium / RSGB Convention in Milton Keynes at 1:30 pm on Sunday, October 14.
ESEO is a 20kg class microsat which incorporates experimental payloads from a number of universities around Europe.
The FUNcube payload will provide similar telemetry to its predecessors but will have a more powerful transmitter and thus be even easier to hear. For amateurs, this payload will also provide a single channel L/V transponder for FM.
The downlink will be transmitted on 145.895 MHz and the uplink will be on 1263.5 MHz with a 67Hz PL tone (CTCSS) required. The ESEO project is being funded by the ESA Education Office. The launch date for this mission has not yet been confirmed but “late 2018” is now looking possible.
More information on the ESEO mission can be seen at https://www.esa.int/Education/ESEO
On Sunday, October 14 at 1330 BST (1230 GMT) Chris Bridges M0IEB will be giving a presentation on ESEO to the RSGB Convention in Milton Keynes. The talk will be streamed live to a global audience at https://batc.org.uk/live/
You can book tickets for the RSGB Convention at https://rsgb.org/convention
AMSAT-UK is holding a separate Dinner on the evening of Saturday, October 13, booking details at