Tag: microsatellite

via HACKADAY: Credit Card Sized Spacecraft Poised to Sail to Alpha Centauri

As a space-faring species, we’ve done a fair job of exploring and exploiting our local neighborhood. We’re pretty good at putting people and machines into orbit, but our galactic-scale signature is pretty tiny. Our radio signals are no more than 100 light-years away, and our farthest physical artifact isn’t even a light-day away from us […]

China Launches Satellites Carrying Amateur Radio Transponders

China’s CAMSAT has announced that two Amateur Radio payloads piggybacked on the optical remote-sensing microsatellites OVS-1A and OVS-1B were launched on June 15 from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. The primary launch mission is a hard X-ray modulation telescope satellite (HXMT). The Amateur Radio payloads are designated CAS-4A and CAS-4B. via American Radio Relay League […]

China Plans Lunar-Orbiting Amateur Radio Satellites

China’s Harbin Institute of Technology is developing a pair of lunar-orbiting satellites — DSLWP-A1 and A2. According to Mingchuan Wei, BG2BHC, DSLWP is “a lunar formation-flying mission for low-frequency radio astronomy, Amateur Radio, and education,” consisting of two microsatellites. Launch is planned in June 2018, to place the pair into a 200 × 9,000 kilometer […]

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