Hopefully, THIRTY-TWO satellites - MANY ham birds! - are set to launch and deploy from a Dnepr rocket on November 21 at 07:10:11 UTC.
Follow Nader ST2NH's blog for info - http://st2nh-blogger.blogspot.co.uk/
For hams, there's two-way comm opportunities via linear transponders, FM to DSB repeaters, and digital links. For those just getting into satellites, there will be plenty of opportunities to hone your sat tracking skills!
AMSAT-UK and AMSAT-NL have their FUNcube-1 - a 1U cubesat that includes an educational beacon and 20 kHz wide linear transponder. More info at ...http://funcube.org.uk/
Delfi-n3Xt is a 3U cubesat from Delft University of Technology that includes a 40kHz wide linear transponder and high speed S-band downlink. More info at ...http://www.delfispace.nl/index.php/delfi-n3xt
Triton-1 is a 3U cubesat from Innovative Solutions In Space BV with a AIS (ship location service) radio science experiment. That project is expected to last about three months. THEN it will be reconfigured to U/V FM to DSB (like AO-16 mode) for amateur use. More info ... http://www.isispace.nl/cms/index.php/projects/triton-missions
... and ... http://www.amsatuk.me.uk/iaru/finished_detail.php?serialnum=224
CubeBug-2 is a 2U cubesat from the Argentinian Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation, INVAPS.E., Satellogic S.A., and Radio Club Bariloche
It is a technology demonstration mission, with digipeater and data downloads open after initial experiments. For more info ... http://2.cubebug.org/
An exciting month, indeed!
-from AMSAT-NA, ST2NH, AMSAT-NL, and other usual suspects