Tomsk-TPU-120 CubeSat Celebrates University Anniversary
The Russian Tomsk-TPU-120 CubeSat is different from other CubeSats : it has a handle!
3U CubeSat was launched from Baikonur to the ISS on March 31, 2016 in a
Progress-MS-2 cargo vessel. It will be deployed by hand during a future
Russian spacewalk (EVA), which is why it has a handle.
satellite was developed by students at the Tomsk Polytechnic University
to test new space materials technology and will be the world’s first
space vehicle with a 3D-printed structure.
In May 2016 Tomsk
Polytechnic University celebrates its 120th anniversary. As part of the
celebrations on May 10-11 Tomsk-TPU-120 will be activated in the ISS and
will transmit a greeting to Earth inhabitants, recorded by students of
the university in 10 languages: Russian, English, German, French,
Chinese, Arabic, Tatar, Indian, Kazakh and Portuguese.
The greeting signal will be transmitted once a minute on 437.025 MHz FM.
One of the Kenwood transceivers on the ISS will provide a simulcast of the signal on 145.800 MHz FM.
The Tomsk satellite onboard ISS will be turned on May 10 at 07:55 UTC and switched off on May 11 at 10:10 UTC.
Reception reports will be appreciated. Please send reports to
Gaston Bertels – ON4WF
ARISS past chairman
Source directe : ARISS
From : Alan F6AGV f6agv'@'free.fr