Translation from AMSAT-EA's site:
The GENESIS-G and GENESIS-J satellites of AMSAT-EA (Vocal Office of satellites of the URE) are already in orbit after the successful launch of the Firefly Alpha vector, which has left spectacular images, including views of the Picobus ejector moments before satellite deployment. It is noteworthy that in just a second attempt after last year's failure, Firefly has managed to reach orbit and deploy satellites, quite a feat that normally requires 3 or 4 launches when it comes to new rockets. The launch took place from the Vanderberg Air Base in California (USA) at 7:00 UTC to an orbit of 300 km and an inclination of 137 degrees.
The satellites are also named ASTROLAND-1 and ASTROLAND-2 and are due to the sponsorship of the project by the Astroland Planetary Agency.
As on the previous occasion, two experimental propellants are flown, although this time they are from the Madrid company IENAI Space and, unlike the previous GENESIS mission, they use a liquid ionic fuel. Only the one from GENESIS-J/ASTROLAND-2 is functional. The one from GENESIS-G/ASTROLAND-1 carries the electronics but without the fuel.
The frequencies and modes of work coordinated with IARU are as follows:
- 145.875 MHz uplink, Modes: FM voice (no subtone) and FSK 50 bps, AFSK, AX.25, APRS 1200 / 2400 bps
- 436.888 MHz downlink, Modes: FM voice, CW, FSK 50 bps, FM voice beacon with AM2SAT callsign
- 145.925 MHz uplink, Modes: FM voice (no subtone) and FSK 50 bps, AFSK, AX.25, APRS 1200 / 2400 bps
- 436.666 MHz downlink, Modes: FM voice, CW FSK 50 bps, SSTV Robot 36, FM voice beacon with AM3SAT callsign
TENTATIVE TLE -
GENESIS-L 1 99999U 21200E 21246.13531250 .0011565 00000-0 00000-0 0 9990 2 99999 137.094 42.0460 0000473 210.6500 291.0540 15.90200000 16
GENESIS-N 1 99999U 21200E 21246.13531250 .0011565 00000-0 00000-0 0 9990 2 99999 137.094 42.0460 0000473 210.6500 291.0540 15.90200000 16