UniBrite (CanX 3A) was launched Monday, February 25, on the same rocket as STRaND-1. It has an amateur radio Morse Code beacon on 145.980 MHz.
This report was posted on the AMSAT Bulletin Board by Yasir Osman ST2YM in Khartoum, Sudan.
ST2UOK ground station at the University of Khartoum, Sudan has tracked the first pass over Africa of AAUSAT-3 , STRaND-1 and UniBRITE after the launching in 12:25 UTC, a CW signal with high noise heard and expected to be the beacon of the UniBRITE. As pointed by operators Abubakr, Yasir ,
Mustafa and Hala.
BRITE satellite at UTIAS-SFL – Image credit University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies
The two space telescope satellites launching with STRaND-1 on Feb. 25 at 1225 UT will also be carrying amateur radio payloads
Yahoo report that the two tiny satellites billed as the world’s smallest space telescopes will study the brightest stars in the night sky.
CanX-3a, BRITE (BRIght-star Target Explorer) and TUGSat-1 (Technische Universität Graz Satellit), BRITE–Austria are planned to launch from India with the UK smartphone satellite STRaND-1 on a PSLV-C20 rocket.
The BRITE satellites will carry a 100mW amateur radio beacon on 145.980 MHz using 15 WPM Morse Code.
AAUSAT3 Flight Model and Engineering Model – Image credit Aalborg University
The Hindu newspaper reports that the first launch of the year by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will be the PSLV-CA (PSLV-C20). It will carry the ocean study spacecraft SARAL as well as satellites carrying amateur radio payloads. The launch into a 785 km orbit is currently planned to take place on February 25.