This week the Peruvian Chasqui-1 was launched on August 18 at 1423 UTC from
I have added CHASQUI-1, Cat # 40117 to this week's KEP distribution.
"Chasqui-1's beacon on 437.025 MHz (+/- 10 kHz Doppler shift) can
transmit either 1200 bps AFSK AX.25 or 9600 bps GMSK. As of August
19, the beacon had not been heard." (courtesy ARRL Bulletin ARLS004,8-19-14)
Sorry about missing the distribution last week. I had a serious illness in
the family. Well, it actually was my horse Zafiro (Sapphire) that was ill,
but he is part of the family to me. He is OK now, but I just completely
about doing the Keplerian elements. I was surprised that no one emailed
me about this ommission. If I don't have the KEPs out by Saturday morning,
someone please let me know. I always try to get them out on Thursday
The separation between UKube 1 and AISSat 2 has increased to about 60 km.
UKcube-1 is OBJECT F - 2014-37F - Cat#40074.
OBJECT F in the KEPs has been renamed UKUBE-1.
Thanks to Nico Janssen, PA0DLO for the above final identification.
Nico says, "JSpOC's initial guess appears to be correct."
OBJECT G - 2014-37G - Cat#40075 has been removed form this weeks KEP