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Sep 18 14 5:02 PM

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Postage stamp features ham radio satellitesA new Lithuanian postage stamp features the amateur radio satellites LituanicaSAT-1 and LitSat-1

The two CubeSats were launched to the International Space Station (ISS) on January 9, 2014 and deployed from the ISS on February 28.LituanicaSAT-1 carried a FM transponder and a camera while LitSat-1 had a linear (SSB/CW) transponder developed by by William Leijenaar PE1RAH.

LitSat-1 was the lighter satellite and re-entered the Earth's atmosphere and burnt up on May 23, the heavier LituanicaSAT-1 remained in orbit until July 28.

Watch a presentation on LituanicaSAT-1 given by Gintautas Sulskus to the 2014 AMSAT-UK Colloquium in Guildford



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Jan 20 16 7:02 AM

Good to see recognition. Some people say it's only a postage stamp, but Elvis is on a postage stamp too.

Now, back to reading up on what a linear transponder is.

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Apr 7 16 7:04 PM

It's nice to see recognition of the amazing technology being produced by the world working together. The ISS and the things it accomplishes daily are amazing to me. Thanks for the information!

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