Thursday, July 14, 2011

ARISSat-1 Test Set for July 30-31; Depolyment Possible August 3

During the International ARISS teleconference July 14, Sergey Samburov, RV3DR, announced that the ARISSat battery will be charged late in July.
A test of the system will be conducted on the International Space Station from 1915 UTC on July 30 to about
1200-1400 UTC on July 31.

The standard ARISSat-1/KEDR 2-meter downlink band plan should be transmitted as well as the FM signal - also downlinked on 437.55 MHz.  More information as it becomes available.
"Today we are looking at an August 3 date for EVA 29 and the ARISSat-1/KEDR deployment. This is all subject to change," the release noted. "ANS thanks Gould Smith, WA4SXM, for this latest information." - AMSAT News Service