The FUNcube team have received confirmation that UKube-1, which is hosting the FUNcube-2 payload, remains scheduled for a Soyuz launch on 19 June. The team do not, as yet, have any lift-off times or orbital data for this launch but will make these available as soon as possible. It is believed that, immediately after deployment and activation, UKube-1 will commence transmitting a CW beacon and that this will be later followed by an AX.25, 1k2 BPSK beacon. Both beacons will be on 145.840MHz. The FUNcube-2 payload, with its telemetry downlink for educational outreach, is expected to be tested later.
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