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Future FUNcube missions – 2014 launch dates – FURTHER UPDATE

by on May 25, 2014

 The latest news we have is:

We have received confirmation that UKube-1, which is hosting the FUNcube-2 payload, is now scheduled for a Soyuz launch on Saturday June 28th with the following day as a back-up.  The launch time has been quoted as 15:58:28 UT with separation some 9253 seconds later.  We still understand that, immediately after deployment and activation, UKube-1 will commence transmitting a CW beacon and that this will be later followed by an AX25, 1k2 BPSK beacon. Both beacons will be on 145.840MHz. The FUNcube-2 payload, with its telemetry downlink for educational outreach, is expected to be tested later.

FUNcube-3 is the transponder only payload on the QB50 precursor CubeSat “QB50P1″. This mission is now scheduled to launch on June 19th on a Dnepr LV from Yasny. The launch time has been quoted as19:11:11 UTC but this has not yet been confirmed.  The initial beacon signals, from the main transceiver, are also expected to be AX25, 1k2 BPSK packets on 145.815MHz.

Again more information will be provided as soon as it becomes available!

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