Friday, February 15, 2013

Two TV CubeSats from Ecuador

A CZ-2D rocket launch
Ecuador is hoping to have two CubeSats in orbit this year.

Their first CubeSat NEE-01 Pegasus will carry a 720p HD camera to send live video from space using a 3 watt TV transmitter in the 915 MHz (33cm) band along with a beacon that will send a Morse Code ID, a SSTV image and Ecuador’s national anthem. It was originally planned to launch on a Dnepr from  Yansy but is now expected to fly on a CZ-2D rocket from the Jiuquan Space Center in the 2nd quarter of 2013.

Ecuadors second CubeSat NEE-02 Krysaor carries the same payloads in the 915 MHz band as NEE-1 Pegasus but has a slightly different solar panel configuration. As yet websites such as Gunter Space Page give no indication on which rocket NEE-02 Krysaor will fly.

Read More at AMSAT-UK

((Source : AMSAT-UK)

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