FUNcube operations

AO-73 (FUNcube-1) – Image credit Wouter Weggelaar PA3WEG

FUNcube-1

As you will know, AO73/FUNcube-1 has been in full sunlight for over one month and has been transmitting continuously high power telemetry for most of that time. This has now been changed to full time amateur mode so the transponder is once again available. With the more stable on board temperatures being experienced, this means that the transponder frequencies are also now more stable. We expect to leave it in this mode for some weeks so that the team can determine whether or not the currents flowing from the solar panels are having any noticeable effect on the spin period.

FUNcube-2

The FUNcube-2 transponder on EO-88/UKube-1 continues to be in full time transponder mode. There are occasional breaks in service for a few seconds when the OBC reboots and the other onboard transmitter sends its CW beacon.

FUNcube-3 on Nayif-1

EO88/Nayif-1 continues to perform nominally with high power telemetry when in sunlight and amateur mode when in eclipse.

With their slightly different orbital characteristics it is useful that AO73 is now the early bird, EO88 comes over in the mid morning and UKube provides coverage in the afternoon.

We have been suffering from some network issues in relation to uploading the telemetry from the Dashboards to the Data Warehouse over the past couple of weeks. Apologies for this, but hopefully everything is now stable again. ie fingers are still crossed. Thank you for all the telemetry that you upload.

Like many other teams, we are presently waiting for the next Space-X launch from Vandenberg which is expected to be carrying a number of new amateur payloads, These will provide additional transponder and STEM capabilities for the amateur satellite service. Exciting times ahead.

73 Graham G3VZV

The FUNcube Team will be giving a presentation on JY1Sat and FUNcube Next at the AMSAT-UK Colloquium, part of the RSGB Convention, at the Kents Park Conference Centre, Timbold Drive, Milton Keynes, MK7 6BZ. Colloquium presentations will be in Lecture Room 5. Download the programme schedule from
http://rsgb.org/main/about-us/rsgb-convention/rsgb-convention-programme/

Tickets to the event are available at the door details at
http://rsgb.org/main/about-us/rsgb-convention/

There will be a live stream of the Colloquium presentations at https://batc.org.uk/live/

Autumn issue of OSCAR News now available for download

OSCAR News 223 Autumn 2018 Front CoverE-members of AMSAT-UK can now download the Autumn 2018 edition of OSCAR News here.

The paper edition should be sent to postal members in 2-3 weeks.

In this issue:
• From the Secretary’s Keyboard
• 2018 Meetings & Events calendar
• Programme for the 2018 Colloquium
• A Newcomer to Satellites and a First Rove – to Iceland!
• Mini Rove by Pete Green G0ABI
• MacDoppler Pro
• OSCAR NEWS – The Editors are retiring!
• The First OSCAR spacecraft is now in orbit around the moon
• Inter MAI-75 ISS SSTV
• FUNcube-1 after almost five years’ service!
• AMSAT-UK Construction Competition
• NASA Upgrades Space Station Emergency Communications Ground Stations
• EA8/DL4ZAB operation
• AMSAT-UK 2017-2018 Statement of Accounts
• Work at Goonhilly
• Charter Member, Past AMSAT President William A. “Bill” Tynan, W3XO, SK
• My Radio Life by Bill Tynan, W3XO, (Part 1)
• Keynote Speaker at Colloquium
• EMF 2018
• Es’Hail-2 Launching soon!
• AMSAT-UK update – upcoming launches and other news
• Notice Of The 2018 Annual General Meeting Of AMSAT-UK
• Youngsters On The Air 2018 – South Africa

AMSAT-UK FUNcube Mission Patch

AMSAT-UK FUNcube Mission Patch

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Live streaming of AMSAT-UK Colloquium talks

Kents Hill Park Conference Centre Milton Keynes MK7 6BZ

Kents Hill Park Conference Centre Milton Keynes MK7 6BZ

Thanks to volunteers from the British Amateur Television Club (BATC) presentations at the AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium (part of the RSGB Convention) will be streamed live to a global audience.

The AMSAT-UK Colloquium is taking place in Lecture Room 5 at the RSGB Convention in Kents Hill Park Conference Centre, Timbold Drive, Milton Keynes, MK7 6BZ on the weekend of October 13-14.

The webstream of the Colloquium talks will be available at https://batc.org.uk/live/amsat2018
(The other talks at the RSGB Convention are not being streamed)

The Live Stream will begin on Saturday morning, October 13 at 9:30am BST (0830 GMT) with the presentation ‘ARISS and STEM outreach’ by Ciaran Morgan M0XTD in which he will describe the role of amateur radio on the International Space Station and its use in the STEM outreach to young people around the world.

The AMSAT-UK Colloquium is talking place in Lecture Room 5 download the programme schedule from
http://rsgb.org/main/about-us/rsgb-convention/rsgb-convention-programme/

A synopsis of each talk is at https://rsgb.org/main/about-us/rsgb-convention/rsgb-lectures/

Tickets to the event are available at the door details at
http://rsgb.org/main/about-us/rsgb-convention/

Recordings of all talks will be posted on the AMSAT-UK YouTube Channel after the event
https://www.youtube.com/user/AMSATUK

British Amateur Television Club http://www.batc.org.uk/

Naomi Kurahara JE6GXN at AMSAT-UK Colloquium

Naomi Kurahara JE6GXN

Naomi Kurahara JE6GXN

The AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium is being held in conjunction with the RSGB Convention in Milton Keynes. One of the highlights will be a presentation by Naomi Kurahara JE6GXN CEO of Infostellar Inc. at 1600 BST (1500 GMT) on Saturday, October 13 which will be streamed live to a global audience.

She will be giving a presentation about her philosophy for shared ground station operation for Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites such as CubeSats and Nanosats.

StellarStation Amateur provides free Launch and Early Operation (LEOP) support for amateur UHF band satellites providing access to telemetry data using their worldwide ground station network.

StellarStation Amateur https://www.stellarstation.com/amateur

The AMSAT-UK Colloquium is part of the RSGB Convention at the Kents Park Conference Centre, Timbold Drive, Milton Keynes, MK7 6BZ. Colloquium presentations will be in Lecture Room 5. Download the programme schedule from
http://rsgb.org/main/about-us/rsgb-convention/rsgb-convention-programme/

Tickets to the event are available at the door, details at
http://rsgb.org/main/about-us/rsgb-convention/

There will be a live stream of the Colloquium presentations at https://batc.org.uk/live/amsat2018

ExseedSat amateur radio FM transponder satellite

Gurudatta Panda VU3GDP with ExseedSat - Credit The Hindu

Gurudatta Panda VU3GDP with ExseedSat – Credit The Hindu

The Hindu newspaper interviews radio amateur Gurudatta Panda VU3GDP about the ExseedSat CubeSat built by an eight-person team at the Hyderabad-based Exseed Space Private Limited that was co-founded by Ashhar Farhan VU2ESE.

ExseedSat carries an amateur radio FM transponder and APRS digipeater and is expected to be launched by SpaceX towards the end of 2018.

“This satellite will serve the ham or the amateur radio community. As a result, it will be of great help during natural calamities, when conventional communication services get disrupted,” Gurudatta Panda VU3GDP said.

After the launch, this artificial satellite will be on a polar orbit with two passes over India everyday. The public will be able to receive this artificial satellite’s beacon on 145.900 MHz FM using a TV tuner and USB dongle, Mr. Panda added.

He said the eight-member team involved in construction of the small private satellite involved four technocrats and four managerial staff members.

He and Exseed Space co-founder Ashhar Farhan VU2ESE were the communication engineers who played a key role in building the satellite.

Read The Hindu story at https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/odisha-man-team-builds-private-satellite/article24963338.ece

IARU information http://www.amsatuk.me.uk/iaru/formal_detail.php?serialnum=636

Gurudatta Panda VU3GDP http://gurudattabam.blogspot.com/

Ashhar Farhan VU2ESE http://hfsignals.blogspot.com/

Four Russian satellites to be deployed during ISS spacewalk

SiriusSat-1 RS13S and SiriusSat-2 RS14S CubeSats

SiriusSat-1 (RS13S) and SiriusSat-2 (RS14S) CubeSats

Four Russian satellites with amateur radio payloads are expected be deployed from the International Space Station on Wednesday, August 15 during a spacewalk (EVA-45) by Sergei Prokopiev and Oleg Artemiev.

SiriusSat-1 (SXC1-181) RS13S beacon 435.570 MHz
(signal reported Aug 15 https://network.satnogs.org/observations/?norad=99970)
SiriusSat-2 (SXC1-182) RS14S beacon 435.670 MHz
(signal reported Aug 15 https://network.satnogs.org/observations/?norad=99971)

Tanyusha SWSU №3 RS-8 beacon 437.050 MHz 9k6 FSK or FM voice
(signal reported Aug 15 https://network.satnogs.org/observations/?norad=99974)
Tanyusha SWSU №4 RS-9 beacon 437.050 MHz 9k6 FSK or FM voice
(signal reported Aug 15 https://network.satnogs.org/observations/?norad=99973)

The Tanyushka SWSU CubeSats are also referred to as Tanyusha-YuZGU or Tanusha. The Cryillic spelling is Танюша-ЮЗГУ.

Was ТNS-0 №3 (Technologicesky Nanosputnik) deployed along with the four CubeSats?

Watch Reception of Tanyusha-3 RS-8 by the Chertsey Radio Club

Chertsey Radio Club
https://chertseyradioclub.blogspot.com/2018/08/tanusha-3-satellite.html
https://twitter.com/chertseyRC