A Swedish radio show featured an interview with radio amateur Hojun Song DS1SBO about his OSSI CubeSat.
On Monday 26 November 2012 at 12:10 CET Swedish Radio broadcast a show about the Maker Movement that included an item on Hojun Song DS1SBO and the OSSI CubeSat that is planned to launch on a Soyuz-2-1b rocket in April 2013.
The item started about 1:20 into the show and the MP3 can be downloaded from http://sverigesradio.se/topsy/ljudfil/4274449.mp3 - While Hojun Song speaks in English the rest is entirely in Swedish.
A picture and details of the show in Google English are at http://bit.ly/TlA6B
Hojun Song DS1SBO has spent 7 years developing his Open Source Satellite Initiative satellite OSSI-1. It has a beacon in the 145 MHz band, a data communications transceiver in the 435 MHz band and carries a 44 watt LED optical beacon to flash Morse Code messages to observers on Earth.
It is understood that OSSI-1 will be placed into an orbit with an apogee of 575 km, perigee of 290 km and inclination of 64.9 degrees. It is expected to remain in orbit for up to a year before burning up on re-entry into the Earth’s atmosphere.
The Soyuz-2-1b had originally been planned to launch the OSSI CubeSat in August 2012 but the rocket was delayed and the launch is currently planned for April 2013.
Watch the BBC TV report - South Korean artist has high hopes for his homemade satellite - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19007475
Open Source Satellite Initiative (OSSI) - http://opensat.cc/
OSSI CubeSat in New Scientist Magazine - http://www.uk.amsat.org/?p=11394
Video – How the OSSI-1 CubeSat Works - http://www.uk.amsat.org/?p=9600
Video – Make It Happen – CubeSat Keynote Presentation - http://www.uk.amsat.org/?p=9921