ESA have released a video of the European Student Earth Orbiter ESEO satellite which carries an amateur radio payload.
ESEO is expected to launch as part of Spaceflight’s SSO-A SmallSat Express mission, on a SpaceX Falcon 9 from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The launch has been postponed, a new date has yet to be announced.
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The AMSAT payload, provided by AMSAT-UK in cooperation with the University of Surrey, UK, allows the satellite to establish a downlink connection to hundreds of ground stations in the AMSAT network, sending both housekeeping and scientific data. These data will be used to run science and technology lessons in schools and universities.
Radio amateurs will be able to communicate via the 1260/145 MHz FM transponder.
IARU Coordinated Frequencies:
• Main ESEO Telemetry Beacon 437.000 MHz 4k8 or 9k6 GMSK AX25
• FUNcube-4 Beacon 145.895 MHz 4k8 BPSK
• FM Uplink 1263.500 MHz CTCSS 67 Hz
• FM Downlink 145.895 MHz
Watch European Student Earth Orbiter ready for launch
Satellites with Amateur Radio payloads on the SSO-A mission