The UKube-1 amateur radio satellite was successfully launched on 8 July from Kazakhstan. Its 145.84MHz beacon signal was received by the satellites control team at 1916UTC. UKube-1 carries a set of AMSAT-UK FUNcube boards that provide an educational beacon for use by schools and a linear transponder for amateur radio communications. The FUNcube educational BPSK beacon on 145.915MHz is also operational but the transponder is not expected to be available until the primary mission has been completed. Further information at http://amsat-uk.org/tag/ukube-1.
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