SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-215.01 ARISSat-1/KEDR Deployment on August 3
AMSAT News Service Bulletin 215.01
From AMSAT HQ SILVER SPRING, MD.
August 3, 2011 To All RADIO AMATEURS BID: $ANS-215.01
AMSAT NEWS SERVICE SPECIAL BULLETIN ANS-215 In this Special Bulletin: * ARISSat-1/KEDR Deployment on August 3
ARISSat-1/KEDR is now ready for deployment from the International Space Station during EVA 29 on August 3.
NASA TV will cover the EVA live starting at 1400 GMT on August 3. 1430: Hatch Open 1446: Egress ARISSat-1/KEDR and secure to airlock ladder 1452: Remove solar panel covers 1507: Translate to deploy site, activate PWR, TIMER1 and TIMER2 switches, verify LEDs on, and deploy (Internet streaming: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html)
Read the NASA Press Release about EVA-29 and ARISSat-1/KEDR at: http://tinyurl.com/3hdn5k4 (nasa.gov)
NASA describes the activities for EVA-29, of which our satellite will be the first task, "The duo's [Cosmonaut/Flight Engineers Sergei Volkov and Alexander Samokutyaev] first task will be to deploy a boxy, 57 pound satellite, called alternately ARISSat-1 and Radioskaf-V, which is the prototype test flight of a proposed series of educational satellites being developed in a partnership with the Radio Amateur Satellite Corp. (AMSAT), the NASA Office of Education ISS National Lab Project, the Amateur Radio on ISS (ARISS) working group and RSC-Energia."
ARISSat-1/KEDR Project Manager, Gould Smith, WA4SXM said, "The satel- lite is scheduled to be deployed from the ISS during EVA-29 on Wednes- day August 3 around 1507Z. There is a 15 minute delay after the safety switches are all thrown before the transmitter turns on. First signals should be transmitted shortly after 1520Z."
The ARISSat-1/KEDR team is looking for stations to make early reception reports (1520Z-1800Z) after the ARISSat-1/KEDR release. It looks like southern South America, very southern South Africa, followed by south- east Asia should be the first areas to receive the signals.
Please send your reception reports to the ams[email protected]. Title your email - ARISSat-1 reception report.
Alaska and the western US should get a good pass around 1620Z. The eastern US will have to wait until around 0416Z on the 4th to hear the satellite.
ARISSat-1/KEDR RECEPTION REPORT CERTIFICATES -------------------------------------------- When you receive the downlink signal from ARISSat-1/KEDR you are invited to send your report to the following e-mail boxes. You will receive a PDF certificate by e-mail.
Students and school groups are especially welcome! We look forward to your report!
Your report must contain the following information:
1) The signal you received: a) the secret word*, b) an SSTV image, or, c) telemetry data
2) Your name or group name
3) The date/time of reception
4) Your e-mail address of where to send your certificate. You will receive a PDF certificate via email.
Here are the e-mail boxes to send your reports:
Received BPSK telemetry and .CSV files should continue to be sent to: [email protected].
* Those who do hear the secret word or call sign please do not put it out to the world. That would ruin the contest for those still waiting for their station to be in range.
ARISSat-1/KEDR can be accessed on these frequencies: + 145.950 MHz FM Downlink + 435 MHz - 145 MHz Linear Transponder + 145.919 MHz CW Beacon + 145.920 MHz SSB BPSK-1000 Telemetry
The latest telemetry can be seen LIVE on your computer or cell phone at: http://www.arissattlm.org/mobile
TRACK STATUS on OSCAR STATUS PAGE --------------------------------- David Carr, KD5QGR has added ARISSat-1/KEDR to the list of satel- lites at the popular "Live OSCAR Satellite Status Page" at: http://oscar.dcarr.org/ You are invited to submit your reports on this page.
[ANS thanks the ARISSat-1/KEDR Team for the above information]