Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Two Spanish Ham Satellites Scheduled for SpaceX Launch

  The world's first non-government space launch company is now scheduled to carry descendants of the world's first non-government satellites into orbit. According to the AMSAT News Service, two amateur satellites being built by AMSAT-EA in Spain are scheduled for launch in December aboard a SpaceX rocket. The satellites – one analog and one digital – are named EASAT-2 and Hades. At least one of them will also carry a camera and transmitter for slow-scan TV images. They being built in partnership with the European University of Madrid and will both have uplinks on 2 meters and downlinks on 70 centimeters