The team that developed the PRISM satellite have announced it is being opened up for use by radio amateurs during afternoon passes.
The satellite was built by the University of Tokyo and launched on January 23, 2009 into a 660 by 670 km orbit. It uses AX.25 packet radio and can now be used by amateur radio operators as a store-and-forward message box.
Full details at http://www.space.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/prism/en/HAMservice.html
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