The AMSAT-UK FUNcube-1 satellite is due to launch on a DNEPR rocket from Yasny later this year.
This launch could carry around 11 amateur radio satellites including FUNcube-1 into space. As a result the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) satellite advisory panel have had to carefully coordinate the planned operating frequencies in order to minimise the risk of interference between FUNcube-1 and other payloads on the same launch.
The IARU Amateur Satellite Frequency Coordination Panel have now confirmed the following frequencies for FUNcube-1 (these frequencies replace those previously announced)
Inverting linear transponder:
Uplink 435.150 – 435.130 MHz
Downlink 145.950 – 145.970 MHz
Telemetry: 145.935 MHz BPSK
AMSAT-UK have announced that the power of the FUNcube-1 1200 bps BPSK telemetry beacon has been increased to 400 milliwatts. This should provide a strong signal for school students to receive using simple equipment.
Read the leaflet ‘Teach Space with a Real Satellite’ at http://tinyurl.com/TeachSpaceWithFUNcube
Gunter’s Space Page 2012 launches http://space.skyrocket.de/doc_chr/lau2012.htm
IARU Amateur Satellite Frequency Coordination Status http://www.amsat.org.uk/IARU