Amateur Radio Satellite ARISSat-1 is now in orbit.

Post date: Aug 5, 2011 4:38:07 PM

AMSAT reported that the ARISSat-1 satellite was successfully launched from the International Space Station on Thursday Aug 4th. Initially there were some deployment delays due to questions about the condition of the satellite's 70 cm antenna, but the satellite is now in orbit and operating as designed.Satellite images and other transmissions are already being captured and reported by satellite communications enthusiasts around the world. Visit the AMSAT website (AMSAT website: for information about the project, instructions about how to work the ARISSat-1 satellite, and view telemetry data and receiving reports, including some amazing SSTV images.