Tuesday, August 23, 2011

ARISSat-1 Certificates Available

Anyone who has received downlink signals from the ARISSat-1 satellite that was hand-launched from the International Space Station in early August may submit reception reports and receive a PDF certificate by return e-mail. Reports from students and school groups are particularly welcome, according to the AMSAT News Service. There are different e-mail addresses to which reports should be sent, depending on what information was received. For details visit the ARISSat website at <http://arissat1.org>.

As of this posting, the satellite was still operational, although its batteries were draining more quickly than expected. Updates are available on <http://www.arissat1.org/v3/>.