Tag: space

ARISS-Russia SSTV Transmissions Continue

The ARISS-Russia SSTV transmissions from the International Space Station’s the Russian Service module that started on June 29 may continue until July 13, when the equipment being used for SSTV transmissions will be required for a school contact.RS0ISS is sending stored images commemorating various satellites that have been hand-deployed from the…

ARISS-Russia Testing Undeployed CubeSats from ISS

ARISS-Russia is making FM transmissions on June 20 and 21 from two of its Tanusha series of CubeSats, now aboard the International Space Station. Russia’s ARISS organization has been developing the spacecraft in collaboration with Southwest State University in Kursk.Two earlier Tanusha CubeSats were hand-deployed by cosmonauts last August and are…

Upcoming satellite launches

The Chinese amateur satellite organisation, CAMSAT, has released more details about their satellites planned for launch later this year. CAS-5A will carry two HF and two VHF-UHF transponders. CAS-6 will include a CW telemetry beacon on VHF, a 20kHz wide UHF-VHF linear transponder and AX.25 4.8k baud GMSK telemetry. Meanwhile, two Russian CubeSats will be […]

Unicorn-2A PocketQube to Launch Later this Year from Alaska

According to a BBC News report, a new UK-built PocketQube satellite, Unicorn-2A, developed by radio amateurs at Glasgow’s Alba Orbital, will launch later this year from Alaska.Three radio amateurs at Alba Orbital worked on Unicorn-2A, which will have downlinks in the 437 MHz and 2400 MHz bands. One of the transmission…

Propagation News – 3 June 2018

A large coronal hole on the Sun didn’t affect the HF bands earlier in the last week as its associated high-speed solar wind stream hadn’t had time to reach Earth. However, this was probably the quiet before the geomagnetic storm as the solar material was predicted to reach us at around 450-500km per second sometime […]

Solar wind alert

NOAA forecasters estimate a 60% chance of minor G1-class geomagnetic storms on June 1st, increasing to 65% on June 2nd, when a stream of high-speed solar wind is expected to reach Earth