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    From Paul Williams@1:387/710 to All on Monday, April 02, 2001 03:27:42
    PANSAT PO-34
    Uplink/downlink frequency (listed on the PanSat web site) 436.500 MHz
    Launched: October 30, 1998 by the Shuttle Discovery
    Status: Unknown

    The satellite is not available for general uplink transmissions.

    PanSat was developed by the Naval Postgraduate School. At the time of
    launch, PanSat spread-spectrum digital transponders were promised to
    be available to Amateur Radio operators along with software to utilize
    this technology. To date, this has not happened.

    For more information, visit the official PanSat web site at:


    PanSat was the featured cover article on the July/August 1999 issue
    of the AMSAT-NA Journal (the story written by KD6DRA and N7HPR).

    [ANS has no further information]

    DOVE DO-17
    Downlink 145.825 MHz FM (1200 baud AFSK)
    2401.220 MHz
    Launched: January 22, 1990 by an Ariane launcher from Kourou,
    French Guiana. Status: Non-operational.

    DOVE stopped transmitting in March 1998. The 145.825 MHz and
    2401.220 MHz downlinks are off the air and the satellite has not
    responded to ground station control.

    [ANS has no further information]

    Downlink 437.104 MHz SSB (1200 baud PSK AX.25)
    Launched: January 22, 1990 by an Ariane launcher from Kourou,
    French Guiana. Status: Non-operational.

    WO-18 was last reported to be in MBL mode after a software crash.

    [ANS has no further information]

    SEDSAT-1 SO-33
    Downlink 437.910 MHz FM (9600 baud FSK)
    Launched: October 24, 1998 by a Delta 2 rocket from Cape
    Canaveral, Florida. Status: Semi-operational.

    The satellite is not currently available for uplink transmissions and
    the image and transponder recovery efforts have been unsuccessful.

    SedSat-1 signifies Students for the Exploration and Development of
    Space (satellite number one).

    SedSat-1 has downlinked months worth of telemetry data on the
    performance of its electrical power system parameters. The Nickel
    Metal Hydride batteries on the spacecraft were experimental and
    experienced some abuse due to a power negative situation. This
    information has provided NASA with useful information. With the
    exception of the imaging system and the use of the transponders,
    SedSat-1 has been judged a success.

    For more information on SedSat-1 visit the satellite web site at the
    following URL:


    [ANS has no further information]


    --ANS END---

    ANS would like to thank Mike Seguin, N1JEZ, ANS principal satellite investigator, for helping provide current satellite information.

    Please send any amateur satellite news or reports to:


    Daniel (Dan) James
    AMSAT News Service Bulletin Editor
    AMSAT-NA Vice President/Public Affairs
    Amateur callsign: NN╪DJ
    Grid Square EN28iv
    Warroad, Minnesota U.S.A.
    E-mail: nn0dj@amsat.org

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