The following information is courtesy of the American Radio Relay League:

Three BIRDS-3 satellites with Amateur Radio payloads are scheduled to be deployed from the International Space Station on Monday, June 17. The BIRDS-3 constellation includes CubeSats from three countries: Nepal’s first satellite, NepaliSat-1; Uguisu from Japan; and Sri Lanka’s first satellite, Raavana-1.

The primary mission of the BIRDS constellation is to provide ciphered short messages via its 435.375 MHz beacon, giving the opportunity for the Amateur Radio community to decipher the messages using a publicly available key on the BIRDS-3 website.

Operators able to successfully decipher the message will be recognized on the BIRDS-3 website and receive a BIRDS-3 QSL card.

Screen capture of YouTube LiveStream of Satellites launch from International Space Station

Live streaming of the deployment starts at 0835 UTC. An April 11 Cygnus resupply mission to the ISS delivered the three BIRDS-3 CubeSats and three other CubeSats.

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