August 1, 2011

ARISSat-1 initial reception reports

We are looking for stations to make early reception reports (1520Z-1800Z) after
the ARISSat-1/Kedr release on Wednesday.

It looks like southern South America, very southern South Africa, followed by
southeast Asia should be the first areas to receive the signals.

The satellite is scheduled to be deployed from the ISS during EVA-29 on
Wednesday 3 Aug around 1507Z. There is a 15 minute delay after the safety
switches are all thrown before the transmitter turns on.
First signals should be transmitted shortly after 1520Z.

Please send your reception reports to the . Title your email
- ARISSat-1 reception report

Alaska and the western US should get a good pass around 1620Z. The eastern US
will have to wait until around 0416Z on the 4th to hear the satellite.

Gould, WA4SXM

ARISSAT-1 tracking system

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