1ST NEW ZEALAND AMATEUR RADIO SATELLITE TO LAUNCH MID-2013

NEWS FROM NEW ZEALAND,RECEIVED VIA AMSAT-UK REPORTS THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE AMATEUR RADIO SATELLITE … ‘KiwiSAT’ IS COMPLETED AND IT IS NOW READY FOR A LOW EARTH ORBIT (LEO) LAUNCH. SEE >>> http://www.uk.amsat.org/8686

KiwiSAT CARRIES A 435 OR 1268 MHZ TO 145 MHZ LINEAR TRANSPONDER FOR SSB/CW OPERATION.

+ TRANSMIT POWER: 2 WATTS PEP
+ BEACON FREQUENCY: 145.885 MHZ
+ UPLINK: (U-BAND) 435.265 TO 435.235 MHZ LSB OR
+ UPLINK: (L-BAND) 1268.880 TO 1268.850 MHZ LSB
+ DOWN LINK: 145.850M145.880 MHZ USB

THE KiwiSAT WEBSITE SAYS THE TEAM HAS BEEN IN DISCUSSION WITH ISC KOSMATRAS FOR A DNEPR LAUNCH. THEY HOPE THE SATELLITE WILL BE LAUNCHED MID-2013.
ON 18 JUNE 2012, THE KiwiSAT TEAM RELEASED A STATUS UPDATE WHICH CAN BE READ AT ..
>>>> http://www.kiwisat.org/status.html

IN ADDITION TO THE TRANSPONDER KiwiSAT ALSO CARRIES AN ATTITUDE DETERMINATION AND CONTROL (ADAC) EXPERIMENT DEVELOPED BY STUDENTS AT MASSEY UNIVERSITY

SEE ALSO ;
KiwiSAT: >>> http://www.kiwisat.org/

AMSAT-ZL: >>> http://www.amsat-zl.org.nz/

THANKS TO AMSAT NEWS SERVICE,KiwiSAT TEAM,AMSAT-ZL,AMSAT-UK FOR THE ABOVE INFORMATION …DE ZL1AKJ..FOUNDATION MEMBER OF AMSAT-ZL.

‘WHO SAID A KIWI CAN’T FLY ? ‘ … TRY FOR MID-2013 !

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