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  FITSAT 1 "NIWAKA"

 


Method used: RF REFLECTION

 

Reflected Continuous Wave (CW) Radio Frequency (RF) signal of the Air Force Space Fence beam  as the FITSAT-1 satellite passes through

that beam orbiting over Texas, USA just hours before it was reported to have decayed in the atmosphere.  I had received the radio signal from FITSAT-1 numerous times, but I wanted to capture the RF reflection of the space fence as FITSAT-1 passed through the beam, and I did... see below. According to the FITSAT-1 website, the satellite decayed the next day, early on 4 July 2013.

 

3 July 2013