ARISS-EUROPE NEWS BULLETIN
1. ARISS-EUROPE MEETING IN
SuitSat, a Russian ORLAN
Spacesuit converted into an orbiting satellite, will transmit a 500 mW signal on
145.990 MHz FM. Voice recordings from youngsters in English, French, German,
Spanish, Russian and
175 contributions from schools from all over the world have been burned in a CD which will be hosted in the SuitSat and be part of this unique Ham Radio satellite. The artwork of the schoolchildren and students will orbit the earth for several weeks. A copy of the CD will stay onboard the ISS, at the disposal of the crew.
The antenna project on
Whereas AMSAT Belgium has
collected the donations, the Royal Belgian Amateur Radio Union (UBA) has
accepted to sign the contract with the
There is still a possibility to order the UHF antennas in due time, provided sufficient funding is found before end of August. The sum needed for the UHF antennas is 30.000 Euro.
When the antennas will be installed, the next step will be the study and the development of the onboard amateur radio equipment.
Gaston Bertels, ON4WF