One of the main objective of the MIR-SAT 1 project is to promote STEM and HAM radio which is fully in line with the AMSAT Ambassador initiative.
I am quite proud to announce that 3 schools in 3B8 have successfully capture the TLM of MIR-SAT 1 so far and that many others Educational institution are already equipped to succeed same soon.
The following certificate were issued today by the Mauritius Amateur Radio Society (MARS) today,
3B8BBD AM_nml E29AHU JH4XSY OM7AAK FSGSSS (1st 3B8 school to obtain the Award, Forestside State Secondary School (Girls) 3B8FV LZ1NY PMLMB (2nd 3B8 School to obtain the Award, Polytecnics Mauritius Ltd. Montagne Blanche)
To note that Prof. Hassan Rafa State Secondary School of Terre Rouge were the 2nd school to receive and decode the signals from MIR-SAT 1 but unfortunately without a permanent internet connection they did not upload the telemetry to Satnogs thus not eligible for the Award, hopefully they will get it soon.
Congratulations to the winners and thank you to provide TLM of MIR-SAT 1 to us through Satnogs, really appreciated.
I will keep you informed of the status, to note that the bird is still in safe mode and under testing, I will let you know when it will be available to HAM use asap.
Jean Marc (3B8DU)