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International ARISSat-1 nano-satellite released into orbit

by gps4us news 2011-08-03 13:30

 

Radioscaf Arissat Zarya OrbitThe former “SuitSat-2” project, lately known as the “ARISSat-1”, the long awaited educational micro-miniature nano-satellite "Sputnik", an international open project, has been successfully delivered into the open space from the International Space Station earlier today. You can track its orbit, as the ARISSAT-1 tracking system web site does, with the help of Gadgets powered by Google (GOOG). The international effort has been completed by Russian spacewalk astronauts "Cosmonauts" off the International Space Station (ISS). two cosmonauts have performed a number of planned operations in the open space. One of the tasks successfully fulfilled was dedicated to help international cooperation of students and amateur radio enthusiasts be involved in the internationally supported nano-satellite as new base for radio communication experiments in the open space.

The initiative has been supported for several years by space leading organizations partnership including NASA Russian Mission, the Radio Amateur Satellite AMSAT, Russian Research Scientific organization Energia "Power", the Amateur Radio ISS ARISS. The multiple year hard work effort has been fulfilled today by successful deployment of the ARISSat-1 "Cedar" or "Кедр" micro-miniature amateur radio educational series nano-satellite. It is powered by the completely independent solar panels and embedded rechargeable power supply component which should keep the micro-miniature satellite alive for many months to come.

Since the first Russian Sputnik “Спутник” satellite broadcasting beep signals, and keeping with the open minded tradition of international friendship in open space since Yuri Gagarin flight, the  student's educational Nano-Satellite has began broadcasting in multiple language the voice greeting patterns which should be easily receivable by even simplest radio receivers around the world. As of today the ham radio operators around the globe can receive and send ultra and very high frequency radio messages. Students interested in real time space video may monitor the educational satellite  video cameras, as well as keep an eye on the health of the satellite heartbeat health condition via special telemetry channels.    

Amateur radio enthusiasts are receiving the ARISSat-1 broadcast chirps at 145.950 MHz Frequency Modulation. High technology satellite equipment specialists and engineers, ranging from NASA to International Space Station ISS caliber, to student enthusiasts, driven by the energy of international ARISSat-1 student support programs, are developing the breakthrough nano-satellite design solutions since Yuri Gararin flight. Amateur satellite innovation is being delivered by professional and student enthusiasts dedicating their after hours time and weekends to develop the components for ARISSat-1 deployment. For example volunteer team of USA Microchip Technology engineers spent nearly four years to deliver the ARISSat-1 amateur satellite key components. And Russian University of City of Kursk - Курский Государственный Университет - satellite team provided the set of micro miniature components that work on board of educational satellite to measure the atmospheric pressure.  

Radioscaf micro miniature nano satellite - NASA

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