Further transmissions from the optical LED beacon on the amateur radio CubeSat FITSAT-1 are planned for January 10-15. Weather permitting the satellite beacon should be visible using binoculars.
2013, Flashing LED Schedule (times GMT):
10th Jan. 23:57:30 – 23:59:30 New Delhi India (10Hz Green 2min)
11th Jan. 13:52:30 – 13:54:30 San Francisco USA (10Hz Green 2min)
12th Jan. 22:00:30 – 22:02:30 Bangalore India (10Hz Green 2min)
13th Jan. 14:41:30 – 14:43:30 Melbourne Australia (10Hz Red 2min)
14th Jan. 11:03:30 – 11:05:30 Oklahoma USA (10Hz Green 2min)
15th Jan. 22:27:30 – 22:29:30 Wulumuqi China (10Hz Green 2min)
The FITSAT-1 CubeSat was developed by students at the Fukuoka Institute of Technology (FIT) in Japan. As well as the optical LED experiment the satellite carries several amateur radio payloads: a CW beacon on 437.250 MHz, a telemetry beacon on 437.445 MHz and a high-speed data downlink on 5840.0 MHz.
Information on how to see the optical beacon signal can be found on the Visual SAT-Flare Tracker 3D site at
FITSAT-1 website http://www.fit.ac.jp/~tanaka/fitsat.shtml
FITSAT-1 Optical Beacon video
Further information and pictures of FITSAT-1 and the other CubeSats deployed from the ISS on October 4, 2012 is at http://www.uk.amsat.org/?page_id=10967