Saturday, February 23, 2013

Watch New CubeSat Launch Feb 25

Watch live video of UK STRaND-1 CubeSat launch
The UK smartphone amateur radio satelliteSTRaND-1 is expected to launch from India on Monday, Feb. 25 at 12:25 UT you can follow the launch on Twitter or watch live video.

STRaND-1 and other
ham radio CubeSats are planned to launch on the ISRO PSLV-C20 rocket into a 785 km orbit.

STRaND-1 carries an amateur radio 9600 bps AX.25 packet radio downlink on 437.568 MHz. It is hoping to be the first ever satellite to carry a smartphone into space and also be the first satellite to use a part produced using a
3D printer.

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