The revised launch date for the AMSAT-EA EASAT-2 and Hades amateur radio satellites is January 14, 2021
In a post on the AMSAT Bulletin Board Felix EA4GQS writes:
To inform you that the AMSAT-EA satellites EASAT-2 and HADES flying
with SpaceX, are finally going to be launched, after a small delay, on
January 14, 2021. They have been already delivered and integrated on the
Alba Orbital deployer.
The satellites have been configured to act as FM voice and FSK data
repeaters and not as linear transponders as It was our initial plan. Anyway
We think these are the smallest satellites ever given such a function, as
their size is only 7.5cm x 5 x 5 cm!.
Hades also flies a SSTV camera that will take and send pictures each 15
minutes. The camera module design is based on the one used in the PSAT2
satellite, being kindly adapted for us by the Brno University of Technology.
Both satellites have also digitized FM voice beacons. Callsigns are AM5SAT
for EASAT-2 and AM6SAT for Hades. Downlink frequencies, 436.666 MHz for the
first and 436.888 MHz for the second one.
These are our first satellites, with the project leaders being all spanish
radio amateurs and almost all the engineering made by radio amateurs too,
with help of students of two Universities.
Said that, We apologize if not all working perfectly as expected, as
AMSAT-EA doesn't have the flight heritage of other AMSAT organizations as
NA, UK or DL. We appreciate your patience and support as we are all willing
to improve our skills to build better satellites for the radio-amateur
service in the future.
More information and pictures about them (and also about our ASK/CW
repeater satellites GENESIS-L and GENESIS-N, also to be launched 2021 with
Thanks and regards,
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