Russian Satellites Tanusha 1 and 2 set for Activation

A Tanusha CubeSat

Two Russian satellites are planned to be activated inside the International Space Station (ISS) Russian Segment as part of a verification test from July 4-8.

International Space Station – Image Credit NASA

The satellites will eventually be deployed by hand from the ISS during a Russian space walk tentatively scheduled for August 17, 2017.

The satellites Tanusha 1 and Tanusha 2 [спутники Тануша 1/2], will be downlinked at 145.800 MHz FM. Transmissions from Tanusha 1 should begin around 18:30 UT on July 4. Transmissions will cease on July 6 from 08:20 till 18:00 UT to allow the satellites to be swapped out. Tanusha 2 will then be activated beginning on July 6 around 18:00 UT and continue until July 8 at 10:30 UT.

The satellites will broadcast greeting messages in Russian, English, Spanish and Chinese. More details will be made available on the Southwest Western State University site at https://www.swsu.ru/

Source ARISS

Greeting messages recorded from Tanusha-1 from inside the ISS
https://chertseyradioclub.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/thersgb-hamradio-amsat-pic.html

Greetings messages from Tanusha-2 from inside the ISS
https://chertseyradioclub.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/greetings-messages-from-tanusha-2-from.html

The satellites are also referred to as Tanyusha-SWSU 1 & 2, or Tanyusha-YuZGU 1 & 2, or Танюша-ЮЗГУ 1 & 2, or Radioskaf 6 & 7 (RS6S, RS7S) http://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/tanyusha-yuzgu-1.htm

Tomsk-TPU-120 was launched to the ISS in 2016. It is reportedly very similar to Tanusha-1 and there is a possibility it may be deployed with the Tanusha CubeSats during the Russian spacewalk (EVA) around August 17 https://amsat-uk.org/2016/12/29/tomsk-tpu-120-eva-deployment/

Southwest Western State University SWSU in Google English http://tinyurl.com/RussiaSWSU

Listen to the ISS using an Online Radio – Select Frequency of 145800.0 kHz and Mode FM
• SUWS WebSDR when ISS in range of London http://websdr.suws.org.uk/
• R4UAB WebSDR when ISS is over Russia

How to hear the ISS https://amsat-uk.org/beginners/how-to-hear-the-iss/