Tanusha-SWSU-1 (RS-6) active

english message

spanish message

russian message

chinese message (thanks Tetsu, JA0CAW)

Two Russian satellites are planned to be activated inside the International Space Station (ISS) Russian Segment as part of a verification test from July 4-8.
Tanusha 1 and 2 are also known as Radioskaf-6 and 7(RS-6, RS-7). They are 3U CubeSat with handle. Tha handle must be use for release by cosmonaut hands. They were delivered to ISS by Progress MS-06 on 14 June, 2017.

The satellites will eventually be deployed by hand from the ISS during a Russian space walk tentatively scheduled for August 17, 2017.

The satellites Tanusha 1 and Tanusha 2, will be downlinked at 145.80 MHz. Transmissions from Tanusha 1 should begin around 18:30 UTC on July 4. Transmissions will cease on July 6 from 08:20 till 18:00 UTC to allow the satellites to be swapped out.

Tanusha 2 will then be activated beginning on July 6 around 18:00 UTC and continue until July 8 at 10:30 UTC.
The satellites will broadcast greeting messages in Russian, English, Spanish and Chinese.

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