Calling Radio Amateurs: Help Find OPS-SAT!
Calling Radio Amateurs: Help Find OPS-SAT! by m5aka
https://amsat-uk.org/2019/12/13/help-find-ops-sat/ (sourced and republished from RSS feeds)
ESA is challenging anyone with amateur radio equipment to catch the first signals from OPS-SAT, ESA’s brand new space software laboratory.
On December 17, the 3U CubeSat OPS-SAT will be launched into low-Earth orbit on a Soyuz rocket from Kourou in South America, together with ESA’s Cheops exoplanet-tracker.
Lift-off is scheduled for 08:54:20 GMT on Tuesday, December 17. Deployment will begin 15044.6 seconds later (T+15044.6 seconds), expected to be at 13:05:04 GMT…