I'm worried that Kevin will like this one too much (FITSAT-1)

From: Mark Robinson (mark@zl2tod.net)
Date: Sat Jul 14 2012 - 01:35:40 UTC

  • Next message: Kevin Fetter: "Re: I'm worried that Kevin will like this one too much (FITSAT-1)"

    http://www.uk.amsat.org/2037
    
    > The Amateur Radio CubeSat FITSAT-1 will carry an Optical Communications experiment that aims to write Morse Code across the night sky.
    
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    > The second mission is to determine if a satellite can be made to appear as an “artificial star” using high-output LEDs in flash mode. The light from this flash will be received by the ground station, which has a telescope with photo-multiplier linked to a 5.8GHz parabola antenna. This is a basic experiment to investigate the possibility of optical communication with satellites.
    
    http://www.fit.ac.jp/~tanaka/fitsat.shtml
    
    Regards all
    Mark
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