A December 27 Soyuz launch deployed the two German Orbital Systems D-Star ONE satellites D-Star ONE – Sparrow and D-Star ONE – iSat. Beacons have been successfully received from both satellites, which carry a D-Star repeater with an uplink at 437.325 MHz and downlink at 435.525 MHz. The D-Star ONE – Phoenix 3U CubeSat, launched last February, was lost. This winter’s D-Star mission was to include three D-Star CubeSats. A pair of Kanopus V remote-sensing satellites was the primary payload. The flight carried 28 satellites in all.
“During the first low-elevation pass over Berlin, our team established successful contact with both satellites,” German Orbital Systems said. “The received telemetry confirms nominal status of all systems.”