Thanks to the very good work of Richard Limebear G3RWL the first edition of the 'FUNcube Handbook' is now available
The handbook provides an initial introduction to the project overall and the FUNcube-1 spacecraft in particular. An updated edition may be available sometime after the launch which is currently planned for 21 November 2013.
The primary mission of the FUNcube-1 CubeSat is to provide a telemetry beacon that can be easily received by schools and colleges for educational outreach purposes. When not in educational mode the spacecraft switches on a communications transponder for use by radio amateurs.
The handbook and other FUNcube documents can be downloaded from http://funcube.org.uk/working-documents/