NASA/NORAD number: 22654
Launch Date: 0056 UTC 13 May 1993, Kourou, French Guiana (Ariane
Orbit type: Elliptical, equatorial, altitude 16000/40000 km.
145.975 MHz downlink (1200 bps FM AFSK),
(2446.54 MHz downlink).
Notes: Built by French Radio Amateur Club de l'Espace. On-board kick
motor. Launched with ASTRA communications satellite. Mode B transponder
performance was unexpectedly poor.
"The ARSENE Project",
Orbit, no. 5, Jan/Feb 1981, p. 13.
"ARSENE: The First Amateur Radio Satellite of 1993", Steve Ford, WB8IMY, QST, July 1993, p. 94.
"ARSENE - An Orbiting Packet Digipeater", Steve Ford, WB8IMY, QST, February 1993, p. 97.
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