STATUS REPORT ON
Fund raising campaign
has provided sufficient money to pay for the development and manufacturing of
the combined L/S-band antennas. Funds for the UHF-band antennas could not be
The L/S-band antennas
will be installed on the MDPs (Meteorite Debris Panels) on the nadir of
A meeting with ESA,
EADS and Alenia engineers took place in
Minutes of these teleconferences as well as input from group members is available on the ARISS-Europe website.
The general idea is to install a linear transponder, L-band uplink and S-band downlink. This transponder would operate continuously.
Moreover, there would
be a DATV system, downlink only. DATV would be used on special occasions, such
Other uses are still under discussion.
During the meeting in
These pictures are also available on the ARISS-Europe website.
We will keep you informed
Gaston Bertels, ON4WF