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Satellite News

ARISSat-1 frequency chart
Submitted by: ON4HF

Satellite listing
Submitted by: ON4AVJ
Eric ON4HF, our new VHF-Satellite manager made a list of satellites with their frequencies and modes.

You can download it here.
Suitsat 2 Call Sign ID Contest
Submitted by: ON4AVJ

Among the many operations that will be carried out onboard Suitsat 2, one of the most exciting will be the Call Sign ID Contest. The objective of the contest is to spur interest in International Morse code and to honor those individual amateur radio operators who have significantly contributed to the development of amateur radio in space. This includes those who have contributed to amateur radio on satellites as well as those involved in human space flight.
Your voice message in space....
Submitted by: ON4AVJ

ARISS prepares a satellite to be launched by hand from ISS. The sat will have capability to broadcast messages recorded by youngsters and addressed to the youth of the world.
Submitted by: ON4AVJ

Due to storage considerations on the International Space Station, the two surplus Orlan space suits in storage on the International Space Station were discarded via the Progress Cargo Vessel. One of these suits was to be used to house the electronics for the upcoming SuitSat-2 mission where the batteries were to be mounted inside the suit, solar panels attached to the extremities with the electronics, video cameras and antenna mounted on the helmet by the ISS crew prior to deployment during an EVA....
Ground station in Bochum generated echoes from Venus
Submitted by: ON4AVJ
The team of German Space Agency AMSAT-DL reached another milestone on the way to send a spacecraft to Mars on 25 March 2009. From ground mission control station in Bochum (located in the observatory IUZ Sternwarte) radio frequency signals were sent to Venus. After nearly 100 million kilometres of track and approximately five minute’s term they came back again as echoes from Venus surface and were received in Bochum. This was the first German success to receive echoes of other planets.