EASAT-2 and Hades launch delayed again

EASAT-2 and Hades, the interchanges satellites for radio novices worked by AMSAT-EA, won’t be dispatched in June with SpaceX as arranged, as the FAA (the American Aviation Administration) has dismissed the permit to the integrator Momentus Space, On whose orbital exchange vehicle Vigoride was to be mounted the AlbaPOD ejector from Alba Orbital, inside which are the satellites of AMSAT EA, just as different associations and colleges.

The explanations behind the FAA’s dismissal come from the organization’s capital design, which, as per the American office, could imperil the public safety of the United States. The following dispatch opportunity could come in December.

EASAT-2 and Hades were to have been dispatched in January this year on board a SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket, yet the Momentus permit was additionally dismissed by the FAA at that point.

The two satellites are FM and FSK voice repeaters, likewise having digitized voice accounts. Gehenna likewise consolidates a SSTV camera created by the University of Brno in the Czech Republic and EASAT-2 fuses as an exploratory burden a basaltic material from Lanzarote, like lunar basalts, given by the examination bunch on shooting stars and planetary geosciences of the CSIC in the Institute of Geosciences, IGEO (CSIC-UCM) and that it very well may be utilized as a development material on the Moon. This venture was advanced and has the cooperation of the ETSICCP (UPM).

The frequencies facilitated with the IARU for the two satellites are the accompanying:


  • 145.875 MHz uplink, Modes: FM voice (without sub-tone) and FSK 50 bps
  • 436.666 MHz downlink, Modes: FM voice, CW, FSK 50 bps, FM voice beacon with AM5SAT callsign


  • 145.925 MHz uplink, Modes: FM voice (without sub-tone) and FSK 50 bps
  • 436.888 MHz downlink, Modes: FM voice, CW FSK 50 bps, SSTV Robot 36, FM voice beacon with callsign AM6SAT

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