February 1, 2023

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Via Southgate: Amateur radio satellite from Zimbabwe

IOL reports Zimbabwe’s first satellite ZimSat-1, carrying an amateur radio APRS digipeater is expected to be be launched to the ISS in October

The IOL article says:

The satellite will host a multispectral camera and image classification tool, as well as a device to transmit and receive signals from amateur radio operators.

Named ZimSat-1, the Sunday Mail in Zimbabwe reported that the nanosatellite will reach the International Space Station next month before its launch into orbit, scheduled for November.

“ZimSat-1 will be on board the Cygnus NG-18, an uncrewed spacecraft that provides commercial cargo resupply to the International Space Station on behalf of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), when it is released into space in October,” the state-owned newspaper reported online.

Zimbabwe’s ambitious satellite is reportedly scheduled to reach the International Space Station by 28 October, before being launched from the Japanese Kibo – the Asian country’s science module for the International Space Station.

Source IOL
https://www.iol.co.za/news/africa/zimbabwe-says-ambitious-satellite-launch-is-imminent-7edbf34e-ff22-485b-b16e-11534c491f7f

IARU satellite information
http://www.amsatuk.me.uk/iaru/finished_detail.php?serialnum=792

Zimbabwe Sunday Mail
https://www.sundaymail.co.zw/zim-satellite-launch-imminent

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