Tag: Cubesat

Set for blast-off in Abu Dhabi

The term broadcasting refers to sharing of information in the form of audio-video content to the end-user by the use of electronic mass communication medium. The GSC has its roots in the global space and satellite forum (GSSF), which has taken place in the Emirate since 2008. At its launch, the GSSF spearheaded the region’s […]

New Amateur Radio FM Transponder CubeSat Now in Space

The BY70-1 CubeSat launched on December 28 from the Taiyuan Space Launch Center in China, but in a lower orbit than intended. The satellite carries an Amateur Radio FM transponder. BY70-1 was intended to go into a 530-kilometer (approximately 329-mile) circular Sun-synchronous orbit, but it appears the orbit is 524 × 212 kilometers, which will […]

Chinese, Turkish Amateur Radio Satellites Near Launch Dates

China’s CAMSAT is reported to be working closely with a Beijing government aerospace contractor to build two microsatellites with Amateur Radio linear transponders — CAS-4A and CAS-4B. Each spacecraft will carry a 70-centimeter/2-meter (U/V) 100 mW SSB/CW linear transponder, a 2-meter CW 50 mW telemetry beacon, and an AX.25 4.8 kbps GMSK 100 mW telemetry […]

via the RSGB: FUNcube-3 goes live

The EO-79/FUNcube-3 satellite has transitioned to amateur radio service, now that its primary mission has been completed. AMSAT-UK and AMSAT-NL have announced that the FUNcube U/V transponder has been activated with a regular schedule. Due to power budget constraints, the transponder cannot operate 24/7, so an orbit-specific schedule has been developed. The transponder will commence […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #923

Edition # 923 – Release date: Saturday, November 5, 2016 This podcast is suitable for air on amateur radio frequencies. Download here: https://archive.org/details/TWIAR923HAM Here are the stories making news … This Week in Amateur Radio: 2 men arrested on domestic terrorism charges after threatening to blow up HAARP RSGB criticizes UK Channel 5 television over […]

UBAKUSAT to carry ham radio transponder

Turkey’s 3U CubeSat UBAKUSAT carrying an amateur radio 145/435 MHz SSB/CW transponder is planned to be deployed from the ISS in 2017 The linear transponder is almost the same as that on the TURKSAT-3USAT which was launched on April 26, 2013. The satellite is being developed by Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics, […]

via HACKADAY: HFSat and The All-HF Amateur Radio Satellite Transponder

One facet of the diverse pursuit that is amateur radio involves the use of amateur radio satellites. These have a long history stretching back to the years shortly after the first space launches, and have been launched as “piggy-back” craft using spare capacity on government and commercial launches. Though a diverse range of payloads have […]

via the ARRL: Fox-1E (RadFxSat-2) Launch Scheduled for December 2017

AMSAT has learned that the launch of RadFxSat-2/Fox-1E is set for December 2017. Going into space under the NASA Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa) program, RadFxSat-2/Fox-1E is a partnership opportunity between Vanderbilt University’s Institute for Space and Defense Electronics (ISDE) and AMSAT. It is similar to RadFxSat/Fox-1B, which could launch in the next several months, […]

via the ARRL: BIRDS CubeSat Constellation to Launch in 2017

AMSAT-UK reports that four CubeSats will comprise the BIRDS (Joint Global Multi-Nation Birds) constellation, which is set to deploy from the International Space Station (ISS) in 2017. The 1U CubeSats — BIRD-B, BIRD-J, BIRD-G, and BIRD-M — have identical designs, will use the same Amateur Radio frequencies, and will be deployed as a group. The […]

via the ARRL: NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative Opens Space to Educators, Nonprofits

NASA is soliciting another round of CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI) applications. The agency is inviting accredited education institutions, nonprofit organizations, and NASA centers to join the adventure and challenge of space while helping it to achieve its exploration goals. Many research CubeSats launched as part of the CSLI have carried Amateur Radio payloads. Applications are […]

College’s 30-year-old Ham Club fashions antenna for satellite (India)

The College of Engineering Pune’s Ham Club, among the oldest in the country, can also take pride in Swayam’s success. The satellite’s antenna was designed by the full-fledged amateur radio club. Now that Swayam is up there and functioning, it will provide point-to-point communication for the Ham radio community. Read more: http://bit.ly/28TBUQk

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