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Space Bulletin 003 ARLS003
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington, CT June 14, 2019
To all radio amateurs
SB SPACE ARL ARLS003
ARLS003 Ham Radio Satellites to Deploy from ISS
Three BIRDS-3 satellites with Amateur Radio payloads are scheduled
to be deployed from the International Space Station on Monday, June
17. The BIRDS-3 constellation includes CubeSats from three
countries: They are Nepal’s first satellite, NepaliSat-1; Uguisu
from Japan, and Sri Lanka’s first satellite, Raavana-1.
The primary mission of the BIRDS constellation is to provide
ciphered short messages via its 435.375 MHz beacon, giving the
opportunity for the Amateur Radio community to decipher the messages
using a publicly available key on the BIRDS-3 website at,
Operators able to successfully decipher the message will be
recognized on the BIRDS-3 website and receive a BIRDS-3 QSL card.
Live streaming of the deployment starts at 0835 UTC at,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrw3cMw10nQ . An April 11 Cygnus
resupply mission to the ISS delivered the three BIRDS-3 CubeSats and
three other CubeSats.