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Japanese satellite launch

Japanese satellite launch

Three Japanese satellites carrying amateur radio payloads have been successfully launched from the Tanegashima Space Center
ChubuSat-2, ChubuSat-3 and Horyu-4 were launched into a 575 km, 31 degree inclination orbit at 08:45 UT on Wednesday, February 17, 2016.
It is hoped the amateur digital message store-and-forward payloads on ChubuSat-2 and ChubuSat-3 may be activated in about a month.
Roland PY4ZBZ in Brazil received the telemetry beacons from ChubuSat-2, ChubuSat-3 and Horyu-4 just 50 minutes after the launch, see
http://www.qsl.net/py4zbz/horyu4.htm
Further information on the satellites is at
http://amsat-uk.org/2016/02/08/japanese-ham-radio-satellite-launch/
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 SOUTHGATE AMATEUR RADIO NEWS


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