Chips in space, a look inside ARISSat-1

Joe Desbonnet tipped us to a series of articles about the design of the ARISSat-1 amateur satellite recently ‘launched’ (actually just flung out the door) from the ISS: Many of you are curious about what’s inside ARISSat-1. In the next two to three blog posts, I’ll introduce you to each of the subsystems. Following that, […]

ARISSat-1/KEDR test transmissions planned from ISS July 30-31

We know, we’ve been down this road before with the ARISSat-1, but this time they say it’ll work. Test transmissions from ARISSat-1/KEDR are scheduled to begin four days prior to deployment at 19:15 UTC on July 30 and then continue until 1430 UTC on July 31. The satellite will be connected to an external antenna […]

ARISSat-1 on the air this week (temporarily)

As previously posted, the ARISSat-1 amateur radio satellite remains inside the International Space Station awaiting its anticipated release into orbit this July. According to the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) website, the ARISSat-1 satellite aboard the International Space Station will be on the air using the station’s external antenna, starting on Monday, April 11, at […]

UPDATE: ARISSat-1 deployment delayed until July

UPDATE: According to information posted on the arissat.org website on February 13, 2011, the deployment of the ARISSAT-1 has been delayed until July, 2011. Project developers had originally announced that ARISSat-1 (f/k/a Suitsat-2), would be launched and transmitting by February 16, 2011! However, due to unforeseen problems, the actual deployment into space has been delayed […]