LituanicaSAT-1 is the satellite with the FM transponder. It will also be launched from the ISS on Friday. LitSat-1 has a linear transponder with a 30 kHz bandwidth. It's easy to confuse the two!
From a post on the LituanicaSAT-1 Facebook page on February 11th:
"Operational time depends on power budget. Obviously it will not work constantly but according to our preplanned mission scenario. If all systems will go as it was planned we will inform you every time when it will be on."
Their Facebook page seems to be the best place for updates on LituanicaSAT-1:
By the way, if my calculations are correct, the 150 mW FM transponder will be approximately 0.2 dB weaker than SO-50 - 2.2 dB less power output minus 2 dB less path loss due to the lower orbit.
On Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 7:00 PM, Raydel Abreu Espinet (CM2ESP) < [email protected]> wrote:
Is the FM transponder already active or will it be after few days?
El 26/02/2014 18:27, Clint Bradford escribió:
The satellite will use low cost open-source software and hardware for
primary and secondary flight computers that will control the payload consisting of an onboard VGA camera, GPS receiver, UHF CW beacon 100mW, 9k6 AX25 FSK telemetry TX 2 watts and FM Mode V/U transponder 150mW Voice Repeater.
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