Sounds from Space

 

Sounds from Amateur Radio Satellites 2017-today

 

This section is dedicated to satellites built and operated by Radio Amateurs. Satellites built by AMSAT organizations around the world and were called AMSAT-OSCAR. Those built by Russian Hams and were mostly called Radiosputnik. In order to build and launch the satellites AMSAT needs members and friends to contribute and raise funds. If you are not yet a member of AMSAT please consider to join us and to support the activities. You can find several links to AMSAT on my links page.

My special thanks to Roy W0SL, Jim N4ST, Don KD4APP, Darrel AA7FV, Jim N5JDB, Clive G3CWV, Mike DK3WN, Reinhard DJ1KM +, Michael DG1CMZ, Oliver DG6BCE, Peter DF2JB, Volker DF7IT, Jean-Louis F6AGR, Thomas HB9SKA, Christoph HB9HAL, Claudio IK1SLD, Andreas OE1DMB, Michael PA3BHF, Henk PA3GUO, Darek SP9TTX, Ricardo PY3VHQ, Keith ZS6TW, Don N4UJW, Vladimir RA3DQT, Paulo CT1ETE, John KD2BD, Harald DH8HHA, Maik Hermenau, Ian ZL1AOX, Gerd DL8DR, Michael OH2AUE, Robert G8ATE, Wouter Jan Ubbels PE4WJ, Mark KF6KYI, Al W8KHP, Drew KO4MA, Rolf DK2ZF, Dave WB6LLO, Graham G3VZV, Joe K0VTY, Nils von Storch, Zeljko 9A2EY, Pierre ZS6BB, Roland PY4ZBZ, Bent OZ6BL, Mariano CT1XI, Al GM1SXX, Luc LU1FAM, Matt SQ7DQX, Lance K6GSJ, Chris VK3AML, Bob VE6BLD, Sergej RV3DR, Alex VK5ALX, Rudolf ZS6FX, Dick Daniels W4PUJ/SK , Bob Patterson K5DZE, Jean-Louis Rault F6AGR, Ivano Bonesana, Patrick Hajagos, Luc Leblanc VE2DWE, Mike N1JEZ, John K6YK, Tetsu-san JA0CAW, Marco Bauer, Carl Lindberg SM6NZV, Philip G0ISW, Kuge-san JE1CVL, Pat AA6EG, John M0UKD, Paul Marsh M0EYT, Federico Manzini, Jan PE0SAT, Domenico I8CVS +, Roland Zurmely PY4ZBZ, Rob Hardenberg PE1ITR, Michael Kirkhart KD8QBA, Davide D'Aliesio IW0HLG, Francisco EA7ADI, Kubota-san, Noguchi-san JA5BLZ, Kuge-san JE1CVL, Luciano PY5LF, Wakita-san JE9PEL, Peter ON4EZJ, Enrico IW2AGJ and Jean-Pierre F5YG for kindly contributing to this collection !

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Satellite
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Description

Launch Date

TO-89
Tsukuba-OSCAR 89
ITF-2
#41932
(1998-067KU)

ITF-2 (Imagine The Future - 2) is a 1U cubesat designed and built by the University of Tsukuba in Japan. It was deployed from ISS with the new JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (J-SSOD) on January 16th 2017 between 09:00 and 09:30 UTC. ITF-2 is the successor of the unsuccessful ITF-1, which was launched in 2014 but never heard.

The amateur radio downlink frequency is 437.525 MHz (1200bps AFSK and CW).

January 16th 2017

Francisco EA7ADI received the CW beacon signal of ITF-2 on 437.525 MHz on January 28th 2017 at 19:57 UTC. Recording kindly provided by Francisco EA7ADI.

This is another recording from Francisco EA7ADI. He received the CW beacon signal of ITF-2 on 437.525 MHz on January 31st 2017 at 17:12 UTC. Recording kindly provided by Francisco EA7ADI.

WASEDA-SAT3
#41931
(1998-067KT)

WASEDA-SAT3 is a 1kg 1U cubesat built by Waseda University in Japan. It was deployed from ISS with the new JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (J-SSOD) on January 16th 2017 between 09:00 and 09:30 UTC. The small satellite will deploy a ultra light drag chute for accelerated deorbiting. A camera will observe and verify the chute deployment. Also on board will be a LCD projector to project images on the drag chute, where the camera will take pictures of it.

WASEDA-SAT3 features a downlink at 437.290 MHz (1200 bps PCM-FSK and CW).

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January 16th 2017

AOBA-VELOX3
#41935
(1998-067KX)

AOBA-VELOX-3 is a 2.3kg 2U cubesat deployed from ISS with the new JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (J-SSOD) on January 16th 2017 between 10:30 and 11:00 UTC. It is a joint Singaporean and Japanese nanosatellite mission.

It will test a micro-propulsion system by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore  (NTU) which uses pulses of plasma to generate thrust. The NTU team estimates that the system can keep the nanosatellite in space for up to six months, about twice as long as the usual three-month flight time for such satellites.

Furthermore it will be used to test a wireless communication system built by Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan (Kyutech). The system is based on affordable 2.4 GHz Zigbee technology. If successful, future satellite missions could use this wireless technology to help the satellite's different systems communicate with one another, reducing the need for wires in the satellite.

The VHF control uplink is in the 145 MHz ham radio band, the UHF downlink is at 437.375 MHz where AOBA-VELOX-III will transmit data with 1200 bps AFSK and also features a CW beacon.

January 16th 2017

Jean-Pierre F5YG received the CW downlink signal of AOBA-VELOX-3 during its orbit #28 on January 18th 2017. Recording kindly provided by Jean-Pierre F5YG.

On January 21st 2017 at 02:58 UTC during orbit #71 Jean-Pierre received the CW downlink signal of AOBA-VELOX-3 at 437.3727 MHz. Recording kindly provided by Jean-Pierre F5YG.

Francisco EA7ADI received the CW beacon signal of AOBA VELOX III on 437.375 MHz on January 27th 2017 at 19:11 UTC. Recording kindly provided by Francisco EA7ADI.

TuPOD
#41936
(1998-067KY)

TuPOD is a 3.5 kg 3U cubesat built by Gauss Srl. in Italy. It was be deployed from ISS with the new JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (J-SSOD) on January 16th 2017 between 10:30 and 11:00 UTC. Inside TuPOD are two Tubesat class picosatellites, Tancredo1 from Brazil and OSNSAT from California/USA.

The TuPOD released the two satellites after three days, on January 19th 2017 around 23:30 UTC, in accordance with NASA safety requirements. After the tubesat deployment, TuPOD will perform its own mission transmitting 1200 bps GMSK data and a Morse code beacon on 437.425 MHz for a few days. Some weeks later it will re-enter the atmosphere, disintegrating. From a technical point of view the satellite represents an innovation since its structure has been completely 3D printed.

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January 16th 2017

Tancredo1
Tancredo-1
#41931
(1998-067KT) 

The Tancredo-1 satellite, a small TubeSat built by middle school students in Brazil, was deployed from ISS with the new JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (J-SSOD) on January 16th 2017 between 10:30 and 11:00 UTC inside the TuPOD Tubesat deployer. Tancredo-1 was finally ejected from the TuPOD into space on January 19th 2017 around 23:30 UTC. It should have then started transmitting telemetry data on 437.200 MHz using 1200 bps AFSK AX.25. The callsign is PY0ETA.

Tancredo-1 is the first satellite of the Ubatubasat project, a STEM project idealized by Prof. Cândido Oswaldo de Moura at Escola Municipal Tancredo Neves public school in Ubatuba, state of Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Ubatubasat project team and AMSAT-BR would like to kindly request radio amateurs around the planet to monitor and report any signals heard from Tancredo-1.

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January 16th 2017

EO-88
Emirates-Oscar 88
Nayif-1
#42017
(2017-008BX)

Nayif-1 is a 1U cubesat of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). UAE's first Nanosatellite was developed by Emirati engineering students from the University of Sharjah (AUS) under the supervision of a team of engineers and specialists from Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC). The framework of the partnership between the two entities aims to provide hands-on experience to engineering students on satellite manufacturing. It was launched on the PSLV C37 vehicle on February 15th 2017 at 03:58 UTC.

The spacecraft includes a U/V linear transponder and telemetry transmitter. It employs enhanced oscillator circuitry and includes an active attitude determination and control system.

Telemetry is transmitted on 145.940 MHz in 1200bd BPSK mode.

The linear transponder frequencies are:
Uplink 435.045-435.015 MHz
Downlink 145.960-145.990 MHz

February 15th 2017

Luciano PY5LF received the downlink signal of NAYIF-1 on February 15th 2017 at 12:02 UTC on 145.940 MHz. Recording kindly provided by Luciano PY5LF.

Also Francisco EA7ADI received the 1200bd BPSK downlink signal of NAYIF-1 on February 16th 2017 at 09:56 UTC on 145.940 MHz. Recording kindly provided by Francisco EA7ADI.

 

 

On May 16th 2017 a series of 17 QB50 cubesats were deployed from the International Space Station (ISS).

On May 16th at 08:25 UTC the following satellites were deployed:
SOMP 2 (DE02), HAVELSAT (TR02), Columbia (QBUS 4, US04)

On May 16th at 11:55 UTC the next group was deployed:
SGSat (KySat 3), CXBN 2, IceCube (Earth 1)

On May 17th at 01:40 UTC the following satellites were deployed:
PHOENIX (TW01), X-CubeSat (FR01), qbee (SE01)

On May 17th at 12:40 UTC the following satellite were deployed:
SHARC

It is unclear when the following satellite was deployed:  ALTair 1

On May 18th at 01:00 UTC the following satellites were deployed:
ZA-AeroSat 1 (AZ01), LINK (KR01)

On May 18th at 04:15 UTC the following satellite was deployed:
CSUNSat 1

On May 18th at 08:25 UTC the following satellites were deployed:
UPSat (GR02), SpaceCube (FR05), Hoopoe (IL01).

The QB50 CubeSats have downlinks between 435.7 and 438 MHz and reports from radio amateurs are most welcome. If you click on the icon to the right you can see a table of the QB50 series Cubsats.

May 16th, 17th and 18th 2017

HAVELSAT
QB50-TR02
#42700
(1998-067LH)

HAVELSAT is a 2U CubeSat jointly built by HAVELSAN and Istanbul Technical University. This 2kg satellite features a Software Defined Radio (SDR) for communication. The satellite also performs a small scale onboard image processing.
The uplink to the satellite is in VHF band, the downlink is in UHF band. In addition Havelsat also feature an S-band transceiver.

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May 16th 2017

SOMP-2
QB50-DE02
#42701
(1998-067LJ)

SOMP 2 (Student's Oxygen Measurement Project 2) is a 2U Cubesat built at Technische Universität Dresden (TUD) in Germany. The goal of the student picosat project is to measure atomic oxygen of the upper atmosphere, test flexible solar cells and to test the TUD developed Cubesat bus. On baord are also several technical experiments for a thermoelectric generator, a highly sensitive accelerometer and a EMC protection foil.

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May 16th 2017

Phoenix
QB50-TW01
#42706
(1998-067LP)

Phoenix is a 2U-CubeSat for upper atmosphere science and technology demonstration, built by a team of students of National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in Taiwan. This 2 kg satellite is part of the QB50 constellation.

Phoenix carries three mission payloads:
-
An Ion-Neutral Mass Spectrometer (INMS). It is a standard payload of QB50 for upper atmosphere science.
- Thermistors
- Solar EUV sensors

Phoenix was reployed from ISS on May 17th at 01:40 UTC. It is using the callsign ON01TW.

May 17th 2017

Francisco, EA7ADI, received the 9600bd FSK downlink on 436.915 MHz of Phoenix on July 31st 2017 at 17:08 UTC. Recording kindly provided by Francisco EA7ADI.

X-CubeSat
XCubeSat-1
QB50-FR01
#42707
(1998-067LQ)

On May 17th at 01:40 UTC the French X-CubeSat (FR01) was released from the ISS. It was developed and built at Ecole polytechnique and uses the callsign ON01FR and transmits GMSK on 437.020 MHz. It also freatures a FM repeater with an uplink at 145.860 MHz (CTCSS 210.7Hz) and downlink at 437.020 MHz.

May 17th 2017

Roland PY4ZBZ received and decoded the GMSK signal of X-Cubesat. Recording kindly provided by Roland Zurmely PY4ZBZ.

QBEE
 QB50-SE01
#42708
(1998-067LR)

QBEE is a 2U Cubesat designed and built in Sweden. Its callsign is ON01SE. It transmits on 435.800 MHz a GMSK signal.

May 17th 2017

Francisco, EA7ADI, received the 9600bd FSK downlink on 435.800 MHz of qbee on June 22nd 2017 at 17:30 UTC. Recording kindly provided by Francisco EA7ADI.

LINK
QB50-KR01
#42714
(1998-067LV)

LINK (Little Intelligent Nanosatellite of KAIST) was designed by KAIST in South Korea. On May 18th at 01:00 UTC the 2U Cubesat was released from the ISS. It transmits a 1200bd BPSK signal on 436.030 MHz. It uses the callsign ON01KR.

May 18th 2017

Roland PY4ZBZ received and decoded the BPSK signal of LINK. Recording kindly provided by Roland Zurmely PY4ZBZ.

CSUNSat1
#42715
(1998-067LW)

CSUNSat1 was built by California State University and Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in USA. It is a 2U Cubesat and it was deployed from ISS on May 18th at 04:15 UTC. CSUNSat1 transmits a CW signal on 437.400 MHz every 3 minutes.

May 18th 2017

Mineao san received the CW signal on May 18th 2017 at 14:07-14:17 UTC. Recording and spectrum plot kindly provided by Mineo Wakita JE9PEL.

Also Roland PY4ZBZ received and decoded the CW beacon of CSUNSat1 on May 19th 2017 at 12:27 UTC. Recording kindly provided by Roland Zurmely PY4ZBZ.

UPSat
QB50-GR02
#42716
(1998-067LX)

UPSat (University of Patras Satellite) is an open source Greek satellite released on May 18th at 08:25 UTC UPSat from the ISS. This 2U Cubesat transmits a CW beacon on 435.765 MHz using the callsign ON02GR.

May 18th 2017

Roland PY4ZBZ received and decoded the CW beacon of UPSat on May 19th 2017 at 22:15 UTC. Recording kindly provided by Roland Zurmely PY4ZBZ.

SPACECUBE
 QB50-FR05
#42717
(1998-067LY)

SPACECUBE is a 2U Cubesat designed and built by Mines Paristech in France. Its callsign is ON05FR. Besides a GMSK downlink on 436.880 MHz it also carries an FM repeater with an uplink at 145.860 MHz (210.7 Hz CTCSS) and a downlink at 436.880 MHz.

May 18th 2017

Francisco, EA7ADI, received the 1200bd FSK downlink on 436.880 MHz of SpaceCube on June 22nd 2017 at 17:36 UTC. Recording kindly provided by Francisco EA7ADI.

Hoopoe
Duchifat-2
QB50-IL01
#42718
(1998-067LZ) 

Hoopoe is an Israeli 2U-CubeSat built by the Space Laboratory of the Herzliya Science Center as part of the QB50 mission. The purpose of this 2kg CubeSat includes upper atmosphere science, radio communication experiments, technology demonstrator, education, training and outreach. It transmits a BPSK downlink signal on 437.740 MHz.

May 18th 2017

Mineao san received the 9600bd BPSK signal on September 9th 2017 at 00:11 - 00:21 UTC. Recording kindly provided by Mineo Wakita JE9PEL.

 

 

Between May 23rd and 25th, 2017 a series of 17 QB50 cubesats are scheduled to be deployed from the International Space Station (ISS). If you click on the icon to the right you can see a table of the QB50 series Cubesats.

May 25th to 26th 2017

Challenger
 QB50-US01
#42721
(1998-067MA)

Challenger is a 2.5U Cubesat designed and built by the University of Colorado in the USA. Its callsign is ON01US. It transmits a GMSK signal on 437.510 MHz.

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May 25th 2017

NJUST-1
QB50-CN03
#42722
(1998-067MB)

NJUST-1 is a 2U Cubesat designed and built by Nanjin University Science and Technology (NJUST) in China. Its callsign is ON03CN. It transmits a BPSK signal on 436.570 MHz.

May 25th 2017

Roland PY4ZBZ received the 1200bd BPSK telemetry beacon of NJUST-1 on May 25th 2017 at 22:15 UTC. Recording kindly provided by Roland Zurmely PY4ZBZ.

Mineo Wakita, JE9PEL, received the 1200bd BPSK downlink signal on 436.570 MHz of NJUST-1 on September 11th 2017 at 14:30 UTC. Recording kindly provided by Wakita san JE9PEL.

UNSW-EC0
 QB50-AU02
#42723
(1998-067MC)

UNSW-EC0 is a 2U Cubesat designed and built by the University of New South Wales in Australia. Its callsign is ON02AU. It transmits a GMSK signal on 436.525 MHz.

First reports indicate that the center frequency is about 4kHz high, thus 436.529 MHz.

IARU also coordinated the frequency of 2400.50 MHz for a BPSK or GMSK downlink. It is unclear whether UNSW-EC0 is using it.

May 25th 2017

Francisco, EA7ADI, received the 4800 bd GMSK downlink signal on 436.525 MHz of UNSW-EC0 on July 8th 2017 at 10:34 UTC. Recording kindly provided by Francisco EA7ADI.

LO-90
LilacSat-OSCAR-90
 LilacSat-1
#42725
(1998-067ME)

LilcaSat-1 is a 2U cubesat built by students of the Harbin Institute of Technology in China. The nanosatellite carries an amateur radio 145/436 MHz FM to Codec2-BPSK digital voice transponder, an APRS Digipeater and a camera.
It was deployed from the International Space Station on Thursday, May 25th 2017 at 08:35 GMT. Shortly after deployment LilacSat-1 took a picture of the solar panels on the ISS (click on the icon to the right). The image was downloaded by the students on 436.510 MHz +/- 10 kHz Doppler Shift using 9600 bps BPSK.

The FM to Codec2-BPSK transponder was activated late afternoon GMT on Thursday, May 25th. It features an FM uplink on 145.985 MHz with 67 Hz CTCSS and a downlink on 436.510 MHz using codec2 9600 bps BPSK modulation.

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May 25th 2017

NSIGHT-1
 QB50-AZ02
#42726
(1998-067MF)

nSIGHT-1 is a 2U Cubesat developed and built by SCS-Space in South Africa. The 2kg satellite carries a Ham Radio GMSK beacon with a downlink frequency of 435.900 MHz. The official coordinated callsign is ON02AZ. IARU also coordinated the frequency of 2400.50 MHz for a downlink. It is unclear whether nSIGHT-1 is using it.

May 25th 2017

Francisco, EA7ADI, received the 9600 bd FSK downlink signal on 435.900 MHz of NISGHT-1 on July 4th 2017 at 11:02 UTC. Recording kindly provided by Francisco EA7ADI.

Aalto-2
QB50-FI01
#42729
(1998-067MJ)

Aalto-2 is a 2U Cubesat designed and built by undergraduate and postgraduate students of the Aalto University in Finnland.

Aalto-2 carries a 2-GFSK  and CW beacon with a downlink frequency of 437.335 MHz and a TX power of 1.2 Watts. The CW beacon transmits every 60 sec its Callsign AALTO2. The official coordinated callsign is ON01FI.

May 25th 2017

Roland PY4ZBZ received and decoded the CW beacon of Aalto-2 on May 25th 2017 at 20:19 UTC. Recording kindly provided by Roland Zurmely PY4ZBZ.

ExAlta-1
Ex-Alta-1
QB50-CA03
#42734
(1998-067MP)

ExAlta-1 (Experimental Albertan 1) is a 2U Cubesat designed and built by the department of Physics of the University of Alberta iu Canada.

The Ex-Alta 1 Satellite has the following science objectives:

1.) Serve as a platform for the In Orbit Demonstration (IOD) of a digital fluxgate magnetometer designed at the University of Alberta.

2.) Address multi-point space plasma physics with data from the QB50 constellation using the Langmuir probe common payloads and the digital fluxgate magnetometer.

3.) Take part in the QB-50 string-of-pearls constellation for in-situ measurements of the lower thermosphere to build an accurate model.

Using the callsign ON03CA it features a downlink at 436.705 MHz.

May 25th 2017

Roland PY4ZBZ received the 4800 bd GMSK downlink signal of ExAlta-1 on May 26th 2017 at 19:27 UTC. Recording kindly provided by Roland Zurmely PY4ZBZ.

Francisco, EA7ADI, received the 4800 bd BPSK downlink signal on 436.705 MHz of EX-ALTA1 on June 23rd 2017 at 08:49 UTC. Recording kindly provided by Francisco EA7ADI.

AOXIANG-1
QB50-CN04
#42735
(1998-067MQ)

AoXiang 1 is a 2U-CubeSat designed and built at the Shaanxi Engineering Laboratory (SELM), Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) in China. The main mission of AoXiang-1 is for lower thermosphere detection.

May 26th 2017

Francisco, EA7ADI, received the 9600 bd BPSK downlink signal on 436.150 MHz of AOXIANG-1 on July 31st 2017 at 17:50 UTC. Recording kindly provided by Francisco EA7ADI.

BeEagleSat
 QB50-TR01
#42736
(1998-067MR)

BeEagleSat is an Turkish Cubesat built by Istanbul Technical University. It is using the callsign ON01TR for the GMSK and CW beacon downlink at 437.370 MHz..

May 2?th 2017

Francisco, EA7ADI, received the CW downlink signal on 437.370 MHz of BEEAGLESAT on June 7th 2017 at 17:10 UTC. Recording kindly provided by Francisco EA7ADI.

 

Atlantis
 QB50-US02
#42737
(1998-067MS)

Atlantis is an American 2U Cubesat built at the University of Michigan and is using the callsign ON02US.

May 2?th 2017

Francisco, EA7ADI, received the 9600bd FSK downlink on 436.390 MHz of Atlantis on June 1st 2017 at 17:40 UTC. Recording kindly provided by Francisco EA7ADI.

CAS-4A
OVS-1A
ZHUHAY-1 01
#42761
(2017-034D)

This Micro-satellite was launched on a CZ-4B launch vehicle from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in China into a sun synchronous orbit with an inclination of 43° and a height of 524km. Its dimensions are 494Lx499Wx630H mm, the weight is 55kg. The satellite uses a three-axis stabilization system with its +Y surface facing the earth.
Its primary payload is an optical Camera with 1.98m resolution.

The Amateur Radio Payload from CAMSAT uses the callsign BJ1SK.

The VHF antenna is a single 1/4 lambda monopole antenna with max.0dBi gain located at +Z side. The UHF Antenna is s single 1/4 lambda monopole antenna with max.0dBi gain located at -Z side.

Here are the frequencies used for Ham Radio:
CW Telemetry Beacon:
                              145.855MHz     17dBm
AX.25 4.8k Baud GMSK Telemetry:
        145.835MHz     20dBm
U/V Linear Transponder Downlink:
        145.870MHz     20dBm,
                                                                       20kHz, inverted
U/V Linear Transponder Uplink:
             435.220MHz

June 15th 2017

Francisco, EA7ADI, received the CW downlink signal on 145.855 MHz of CAS-4A on June 18th 2017 at 09:57 UTC. Recording kindly provided by Francisco EA7ADI.

Francisco, EA7ADI, received another complete sequence of the CW downlink signal on 145.855 MHz of CAS-4A on July 14th 2017 at 17:00 UTC. Recording kindly provided by Francisco EA7ADI.

CAS-4B
OVS-1B
ZHUHAY-1 02
#42759
(2017-034B)

This Micro-satellite was launched on a CZ-4B launch vehicle from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in China into a sun synchronous orbit with an inclination of 43° and a height of 524km. Its dimensions are 494Lx499Wx630H mm, the weight is 55kg. The satellite uses a three-axis stabilization system with its +Y surface facing the earth.
Its primary payload is an optical Camera with 1.98m resolution.

The Amateur Radio Payload from CAMSAT uses the callsign BJ1SL.

The VHF antenna is a single 1/4 lambda monopole antenna with max.0dBi gain located at +Z side. The UHF Antenna is s single 1/4 lambda monopole antenna with max.0dBi gain located at -Z side.

Here are the frequencies used for Ham Radio:
CW Telemetry Beacon:
                             145.910MHz     17dBm
AX.25 4.8k Baud GMSK Telemetry:
       145.890MHz     20dBm
U/V Linear Transponder Downlink:
       145.9250MHz   20dBm,
                                                                     20kHz, inverted
U/V Linear Transponder Uplink:
            435.280MHz

June 15th 2017

Francisco, EA7ADI, received the CW downlink signal on 145.910 MHz of CAS-4B on June 23rd 2017 at 09:13 UTC. Recording kindly provided by Francisco EA7ADI.

 

 

On June 24th 2017 an Indian mapping satellite and 30 other payloads were launched on the 40th flight of a PSLV rocket from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in India. Among the 30 small satellites, launched together with the primary paypload Cartosat-2, were the following satellites with Amateur Radio downlinks:

NIUSAT                      436.000 MHz
Max Valier Satellite
  145.860 MHz
Venta 1
                        437.325 MHz
Pegasus
                       436.670 MHz
NUDTSat
                    436.270 MHz
VZLUSAT 1
               437.240 MHz
DragSail-CubeSat
      437.300 MHz, 2403 MHz, 2405-2445 MHz
UCLSat
                      435.975 MHz
InflateSail
                  436.060 MHz
URSA MAIOR
          435.950 MHz
LithuanicaSAT 2
       437.265 MHz
SUCHAI 1
                 437.225 MHz
Aalto 1
                        437.220 MHz 2402.00 MHz
Robusta 1B
                437.325 MHz
D-Sat
                          437.505 MHz
skCUBE
                     437.100 MHz, 2401 MHz

June 23rd 2017

NIUSAT
Keralshree
#42766
(2017-036B)

NIUSATis a nano-satellite which was designed and developed by Noorul Islam University in India was launched on June 23rd 2017 at 03:59 UTC by a PSLV C38 rocket. The 15kg satellite features a camera with a ground resolution of 25m and a frame size of 50km x 50km. It was not coordinated by IARU.

June 23rd 2017

Jean-Pierre F5YG received the 2300bd FSK downlink signal on 436.001 MHz of NIUSAT during its orbit #4 on June 23rd 2017. Recording kindly provided by Jean-Pierre F5YG.

LituanicaSat 2
QB50 LT01
#42768
(2017-036D)

LituanicaSAT 2 is a 3U-CubeSat project being developed by the Vilnius University, Lithuania. The science objective of the mission is to carry out long term measurements of key parameters and constituents in yet largely unexplored lower thermosphere and ionosphere. LituanicaSAT-2 is consisting of three main modules: a science unit with the FIPEX (Flux-F-Probe Experiment) sensor for QB50, a functional unit with NanoAvionics Command and Service module plus power unit and an experimental unit with the “green” propulsion system. LithuanicaSAT 2 tranmits on 437.265 MHz.

June 23rd 2017

Francisco, EA7ADI, received the 9600bd FSK downlink signal on 437.265 MHz of LITUANICASAT-2 on July 15th 2017 at 10:05 UTC. Recording kindly provided by Francisco EA7ADI.

InflateSail
QB50 GB06
#42770
(2017-036F)

InflateSail is a 3U-CubeSat developed by SSC (Surrey Space Centre) at the University of Surrey / UK. This nanosatellite is equipped with a 1 m long inflatable boom and 10m2 deorbiting sail. InflateSail’s primary goal is to demonstrate the effectiveness of using a drag sail in LEO to increase the rate at which satellites lose altitude and reenter the Earth’s atmosphere. A system like this could be fitted before launch to any satellite bound for LEO, and then used at the end of the satellite’s life to remove it from orbit, and prevent the satellite from being involved in any potentially disastrous debris-creating collisions in the future. InflateSail transmits on 436.060 MHz.

InflateSail decayed on September 3rd 2017.

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June 23rd 2017

Aalto-1
QB50-FI01
#42775
(2017-036L)

Aalto-1 is a Finnish research nanosatellite, created by students of Aalto University. Based on the 3U CubeSat structure, it was originally scheduled to be launched in 2013, though it was delayed to mid 2017. It is Finland's first student satellite project and indigenously-produced satellite. The satellite incorporates a modified electrostatic motor (dubbed a "brake tether"), which is designed to deorbit it at the end of its operational lifespan, with the intent of avoiding the creation of space junk.

Aalto-2 carries a FSK and CW beacon with a downlink frequency of 437.220 MHz. In addition it features a downlink at 2402.00 MHz with an output powert of 1.5 Watts.

June 23rd 2017

Francisco, EA7ADI, received the CW downlink signal on 437.220 MHz of AALTO-1 on July 3rd 2017 at 10:40 UTC. Recording kindly provided by Francisco EA7ADI.

URSA MAIOR
QB50 IT02
#42776
(2017-036M)

URSA MAIOR (University of Rome la Sapienza Micro Attitude In Orbit testing) is an Italian 3U-CubeSat designed by the University of Rome "LA SAPIENZA" participating in the QB50 project. URSA MAIOR tranmits on 435.950 MHz.

June 23rd 2017

Francisco, EA7ADI, received the 9600bd FSK downlink signal on 435.950 MHz of URSA MAJOR on August 1st 2017 at 09:35 UTC. Recording kindly provided by Francisco EA7ADI.

Max Valier Sat
#42778
(2017-036P)

Max Valier Sat is a 15 kg nanosatellite with an X-ray astronomy payload and an amateur radio payload. It was built in collaboration by the Gewerbeoberschule "Max Valier" Bozen, the Gewerbeoberschule "Oskar von Miller" Meran and the Amateurastronomen "Max Valier". The "Max Planck Institut für extraterrestrische Physik Garching" provides the small X-ray telescope µRosi, which allows amateur astronomers for the first time to see the sky in X-ray wavelength. OHB-System provided support and the launch opportunity on an indian PSLV rocket.
Its communication payload includes:
Downlink at 45.860 MHz: 9600bd AX.25 GMSK
Beacon at 145.960 MHz: CW mode

June 23rd 2017

Jean-Pierre F5YG received the CW downlink signal on 145.961 MHz of Max Valier Sat during its orbit #117 on July 1st 2017 at 09:22 UTC. The text is "73 de II3MV Max Valier sat TNX Manfred es Christa Fuchs". Recording kindly provided by Jean-Pierre F5YG.

Francisco, EA7ADI, received the CW downlink signal on 145.960 MHz of Max Valier Sat on July 5th 2017 at 11:45 UTC. Recording kindly provided by Francisco EA7ADI.

PEGASUS
QB50 AT03
#42784
(2017-036V)

Pegasus is a 2kg nanosatellite based on a 2U cubesat structure. It was built be the Austrian "Fachhochschule Wiener Neustadt", "TU Wien Space Team" and "Space Tech Group". It features a downlink on 436.670 MHz and uses 9600bd GFSK modulation. It uses the callsign ON03AT.

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June 23rd 2017

NUDTSat
QB50 CN06
#42787
(2017-036Y)

NUDTSat (National University of Defense Technology Satellite) is a 2U-CubeSat for technolgy development and upper atmosphere science. The 2kg satellite was developed and built at China's National University of Defense Technology (NUDT).

June 23rd 2017

Mineo Wakita, JE9PEL, received the 9600bd BPSK downlink signal on 436.254.5 MHz of NUDTSat on August 26th 2017 at 23:26 UTC. Recording kindly provided by Wakita san JE9PEL.

SUCHAI 1
Suchai
#42788
(2017-036Z)

The Satellite of the University of Chile for Aerospace Investigation (SUCHAI) is the first chilean CubeSat developed by undergraduate students, engineers and professors of the Electrical Engineering, Physics and Mechanical Engineering Departments of the Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (FCFM) at University of Chile. The main goal is to learn the whole process of designing, building/integrating, launching and operating a picosatellite.
This 1U Cubesat is transmitting AFSK/CW on 437.229 MHz.

June 23rd 2017

Francisco, EA7ADI, received the CW downlink signal on 437.230 MHz of SUCHAI on July 2nd 2017 at 09:05 UTC. Recording kindly provided by Francisco EA7ADI.

SKCUBE
#42789
(2017-036AA)

skCUBE is a 1U CubeSat, the first Slovak satellite, which was completely developed and constructed by the University of Zilina (UNIZA) in cooperation with the University of Technology (STU) in Bratislava and with SOSA (Slovak Organization for Space Activities).

The scientific experiment is a VLF (Very Low Frequency) receiver of radio signals in the 3-30 kHz band range, capable of subsequent signal processing. The goal is to use the system for the detection of so-called whistlers to study terrestrial lightning and Earth's ionosphere.

The communications subsystem is redundant: Its primary channel works at a frequency of 437.100 MHz (UHF) and transmits telemetry housekeeping data using the AX.25 protocol at a data rate of 9.6 kbit/s. In addition the satellite features an S-band downlink with a frequency of 2.4010 GHz for the transmission of imagery at a speed up to 240 kbit/s.

June 23rd 2017

Jean-Pierre F5YG received the CW downlink signal on 437.100 MHz of SKCUBE during its orbit #184 on July 5st 2017 at 20:20 UTC. The text is "DE OM9SAT = 7E0B 402 39 12 1E+". Recording kindly provided by Jean-Pierre F5YG.

VZLUSAT 1
QB50 CZ02
#42790
(2017-036AB)

VZLUSat 1 is a Czech 2U-CubeSat mission built by VZLÚ University to test several technologies in space and to take part on the QB50 mission. VZLUSAT 1 tranmits GMSK and FSK-CW on 437.240 MHz.

June 23rd 2017

Francisco, EA7ADI, received the 4800 bd GMSK downlink signal on 437.240 MHz of VZLUSAT-1 on July 8th 2017 at 10:20 UTC. Recording kindly provided by Francisco EA7ADI.

Venta-1
#42791
(2017-036AC)

Venta-1 is Latvia's first satellite. The 7.5 kg satellite was built in cooperation of students of Ventspils University College and German OHB Systems. It features a CW-Beacon on 437.325 MHz and also an S-band high speed data downlink with a data rate of up to 1 Mbit/s. The main mission of this 5kg satellite is a LuxSpace 1st generation SATAIS receiver to supervise ship traffic in Europe by receiving the Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) signals of the ships. The AIS data will be downloaded via the dedicated S-band frequency link.

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June 23rd 2017

Robusta 1B
#42792
(2017-036AD)

ROBUSTA (Radiation on Bipolar Test for University Satellite Application) is a 1kg Cubesat project of the University of Montpellier II in France. The mission of ROBUSTA is to check the deterioration in flight of electronic components based on bipolar transistors when exposed to space radiation environment. The results of this experiment will be used to validate a test method proposed in the laboratory. Robusta 1B is a reflight of an updated version of Robusta 1, which was launched in February 2012 and the communication link failed. Robusta 1B transmits on 437.325 MHz.

June 23rd 2017

Francisco, EA7ADI, received the 1200bd FSK downlink signal on 437.325 MHz of Robusta-1B on July 15th 2017 at 09:40 UTC. Recording kindly provided by Francisco EA7ADI.

D-SAT
#42794
(2017-036AF)

The D-SAT mission is the first example of a CubeSat adopting a solid propellant motor for active deorbiting services at the end of its mission. The decommissioning device is installed in a 3U CubeSat, with the objective to remove the satellite from its service orbit through a controlled atmospheric reentry path. D-Sat transmits a 4800bps GMSK signal and a CW beacon on 437.505 MHz.

June 23rd 2017

Francisco, EA7ADI, received the CW downlink signal in FM mode on 437.505 MHz of D-SAT on July 16th 2017 at 09:20 UTC. Recording kindly provided by Francisco EA7ADI.

TECHNOSAT
Tubsat 12
#427xx
(2017-042E)

TechnoSat is a nanosatellite project of the Technical University of Berlin, Germany. The main objective of TechnoSat is the demonstration and on orbit verification of newley developed satellite components. Secondary mission is the evaluation of the adaptive nanosatellite bus TUBiX20 (TU Berlin inovative neXt generation 20 kg nanosatellite plattform), which was developed on the experiences gained by the BeeSat 1 and BeeSat 2 CubeSat missions. TechnoSat has a launch mass of 18 kg and measures 30 cm × 45 cm × 45 cm. Technosat was launched by a Soyuz-2 1a rocket.

July 14th 2017

Francisco, EA7ADI, received the CW downlink signal on 435.950 MHz of TECHNOSAT on August 16th 2017 at 12:04 UTC. Recording kindly provided by Francisco EA7ADI.

FMN-1
#427xx
(2017-0xxx)

A 3U CubeSt, FMN-1, is planned for launch on August 16 from China's Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center located in the Gobi desert, Inner Mongolia. FMN-1 will fly an FM repeater:
Uplink:
   145.945 MHz FM
Downlink: 435.350 MHz FM (plus telemetry 9k6 BPSK AX25)
The main mission of the satellite includes a new component experiment and deployable solar panels.

planned for August 16th 2017

Tanyusha-SWSU 1
Tanyusha-YuZGU1
Radioskaf-6S
RS-6S
#427xx
(2017-0xxx)

Tanyusha 1 and 2 are also known as Radioskaf-6S and 7S (RS-6S, RS-7S). They are 3U CubeSat with handle. The handle was used to release the satellite by the cosmonaut by hands. They were delivered to ISS by Progress MS-06 on June 14th 2017. Tanyusha 1 and 2 are transmitting on 437.050 MHz with either 9k6 FSK or FM voice announcements.

August 17th 2017

Tanyusha-SWSU 2
Tanyusha-YuZGU2
Radioskaf-7S
RS-7S
#427xx
(2017-0xxx)

Tanyusha 1 and 2 are also known as Radioskaf-6S and 7S (RS-6S, RS-7S). They are 3U CubeSat with handle. The handle was used to release the satellite by the cosmonaut by hands. They were delivered to ISS by Progress MS-06 on June 14th 2017. Tanyusha 1 and 2 are transmitting on 437.050 MHz with either 9k6 FSK or FM voice announcements.

August 17th 2017

Tomsk-TPU-120
RS04S
#427xx
(2017-0xxx)

This satellite was developed by students at the Tomsk Polytechnic University to test new space materials technology and is the world’s first space vehicle with a 3D-printed structure. It was launched from Baikonur in Kazakhstan to the ISS on March 31th 2016 in a Progress-MS-2 cargo vessel.

It was deployed by hand during a Russian spacewalk, which is why unlike other CubeSats this one has a handle. The call sign of the satellite is RS4S.

In May 2016 the Tomsk Polytechnic University celebrated its 120th anniversary. As part of the celebrations on May 10th/11th the Tomsk-TPU-120 was activated in the ISS and transmitted a greeting to Earth inhabitants, recorded by students of the university in 10 languages: Russian, English, German, French, Chinese, Arabic, Tatar, Indian, Kazakh and Portuguese.

The greeting message was transmitted once a minute on 437.025 MHz FM. A Kenwood transceiver on the ISS provided a cross-band relay, re-transmitting the signal on 145.800 MHz FM.

August 17th 2017

QIKCOM-1
#414xx
(2017-0xxx)

QIKCOM-1 was built as a student project Amateur Satellite module at the Naval Academy in USA and is attached to the NovaWurks SIMPL spacecraft. It will function identical to the ISS transponder on 145.825 with the same ARISS alias and once they widely separate, will permit possible dual-hop experiments between it and the ISS APRS digipeater. Besides the APRS transponder with an output power of 4W it also features an Terrestrial Alert beacon. QIKCOM is scheduled to be deployed from the ISS on Aug 21st 2017.

planned for August 21nd 2017

RadFxSat
FOX-1B
#414xx
(2017-0xxx)

RadFxSat is one of four CubeSats making up the NASA ELaNa XIV mission, riding as secondary payloads aboard the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS)-1 mission. JPSS-1 will launch on a Delta II from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. RadFxSat is a partnership with Vanderbilt University ISDE and hosts four payloads for the study of radiation effects on commercial off the shelf components. RadFxSat features the Fox-1 style FM U/v repeater with an uplink on 435.250 MHz (67.0 Hz CTCSS) and a downlink on 145.960 MHz. Satellite and experiment telemetry will be downlinked via the "DUV" subaudible telemetry stream and can be decoded with the FoxTelem software. In addition there will be a 9600bd FSK downlink at 145.960 MHz.

planned for September 21st 2017

JY1Sat
JY1-SAT
#414xx
(2017-0xxx)

This is Jordan's first satellite to be launched in space. It will carry a 435/145 MHz linear transponder. This cubesat will also transmit SSTV images. It was built by a multi-disciplinary team of engineering students in cooperation with ISISpace.

planned for 2017

Heimdallr
#414xx
(2017-0xxx)

AMSAT-NA plans a Lunar Mission with a 5 Ghz to 10 GHz transponder. Heimdallr is a 3 axis stabilized 6U CubeSat with a mass of approximately 8kg. It will have a Cold Gas Thruster for inertia dump and a star tracker for navigation. Deployable, gimbled solar panels will produce up to 100 watts of DC power, electric propulsion will be used to achieve lunar orbit. There will be a combination of omni and directional patch antennas on one side of spacecraft. The first part of mission is to provide Telemetry, Tracking, and Command (TT&C) to obtain lunar orbit. The second part is to perform the data downlink experiment while the final part is to provide a two way regenerative repeater and analog repeater in lunar orbit for lifetime of satellite.

Proposing these downlinks:
• Omni transponder: 10.451 GHz +/- 0.5 MHz
• Directional transponder: 10.4575 GHz. +/- 3.5 MHz
• Analog transponder: 10.4665 GHz. +/- 2.0 MHz

For the first part of the mission (TT&C) using 300 bps BPSK 1/2 rate viterbi Ranging 1.5 Mbps BPSK DSSS. For the  second part of mission 4.5 Mbps QPSK ½ rate DVB-S2. For the final part of mission 25 kbps BPSK 1/5 rate DVB-S2.

Proposing these Uplinks:
• Omni transponder: 5.651 GHz +/- 0.5 MHz
• Directional transponder: 5.6575 GHz. +/- 3.5 MHz
• Analog transponder: 5.665 GHz. +/- 2 MHz

It is anticipated that a 1 or 2 metre dish will be required using the AMSAT designed ground station equipment.

planned for September 2018

FOX-1C
FOX-1Cliff
#414xx
(2017-0xxx)

Fox-1C is an 1U CubeSat from AMSAT. This 1kg satellite is solar cell powered and designed to operate in Low Earth Orbit based on the design of Fox 1A.
This 1kg satellite will carry a radiation effects experiment developed by the Institute for Space and Defense Electronics (ISDE) at Vanderbilt University, a Virginia Tech camera experiment, and a Pennsylvania State-Erie MEMS gyro experiment. Fox-1Cliff will also serve as a communications relay for amateurs worldwide via the onboard FM repeater system. The communications and experiment missions will run concurrently. The repeater features a VHF downlink with FM analog voice and FSK data and UHF and L-band uplink.
Fox1Cliff  will launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 SSO-launch somtime betweeen late fall 2017 and early 2018

late fall 2017 or early 2018

FOX-1D
#414xx
(2017-0xxx)

Fox-1D is an 1U CubeSat from AMSAT. This 1kg satellite is solar cell powered and designed to operate in Low Earth Orbit based on the design of Fox 1A.
Fox-1D will carry a high energy radiation instrument “HERCI” developed by the University of Iowa Department of Physics and Astronomy, a Virginia Tech camera experiment, and a Pennsylvania State-Erie MEMS gyro experiment.
Fox-1D will also serve as a communications relay for radio amateurs worldwide via the onboard FM repeater system. The repeater features a VHF downlink with FM analog voice and FSK data and UHF and L-band uplinks.
The communications and experiment missions will run concurrently.
Fox1D will launch on a PSLV from India in late fall 2017.

late fall 2017

ESEO
#414xx
(2017-0xxx)

AMSAT-UK are providing an amateur radio 1260/145 MHz FM transponder and a 145 MHz BPSK telemetry beacon for the European Student Earth Orbiter (ESEO) satellite. The BPSK beacon of this payload will transmit 1k2 and 4k8 BPSK telemetry on 145.895 MHz.  ESEO, a 50 kg microsat measuring 33 x 33 x 63 cm, is expected to be launched into a low Earth orbit late 2017 or in the first quarter of 2018. The IARU coordinated frequencies are:
BPSK beacon 145.930 MHz
FM Uplink 1263.500 MHz CTCSS 67 Hz
FM Downlink 145.930 MHz

late fall 2017 or early 2018

 

P4A
Phase-4A
Es'hailSat-2
#420xx
(2018-0xxx)

Es'hailSat-2 is a commercial communications satellite of Qatar which carries an amateur radio payload planned by AMSAT-DL. The satellite will be launched into a geostationary orbit and positioned at 25,5° East. Es'hailSat-2 will allow long distance contacts from the east coast of South America, all over Europe and Africa, the middle East most of China and Russia. You will get a map with the Earth coverage if you click to the icon on the right. There will be two non-inverting ham-radio transponders: a narrowband (250 kHz) and a wideband (8 MHz) amateur radio transponders with the following up- and downlinks:
Narrowband (SSB, CW, SSTV) transponder:
Uplink: 2400.050 -2400.300 MHz RHCP
Downlink: 10489.550 - 10489.800 MHz LVP
Wideband (DATV, high speed data) transponder:
Uplink: 2401.500 -2409.500 MHz RHCP
Downlink: 10491.000 - 10499.000 MHz LHP
EIRP at the edge of coverage (EoC) will be 35dBW
G/T at the edge of coverage (EoC) will be -12dB/°K
With the position on 25,5° East direction from my QTH will be Azimuth 155,8° and Elevation 32°. If you have an unobstructed view to Astra on 19,2° East (here Azimuth 163,8° and Elevation 33,6°) you will most likely also be able to "see" Es'hailSat-2. For comparison Intelsat 10E is here Azimuth 177° and Elevation 35°. Es'hailSat-2 will be launched beginning of 2018 by SpaceX on a Falcon-9 rocket.

planned for 2018

P4B
Phase-4B
#420xx
(2018-0xxx)

AMSAT-NA has accepted the opportunity to be a “hosted payload” on a spacecraft that Millennium Space Systems (MSS) of El Segundo, California, is under contract to design, launch, and operate for the US government. This spacecraft is expected to be initially located over America around 74° West and later it will be parked over Australia. The satellite’s potential footprint could extend over the US from the Mid-Pacific to Africa. It is not yet clear whether its footprint will cover the very Western part of Europe. Most likely it will not be able to be operated from Germany. The transponder will use digital modulation schemes with FDMA in the up- and TDMA in the downlink. Downlink modulaton will be QPSK/OK-QPSK up to 10 Mbit/s. Most likely there will be no linear transponder on this satellite. The following up- and downlink frequency bands are presently envisioned:
Uplink 5655 -5665 MHz
Downlink: 10455 - 10465 MHz

not yet scheduled, not before 2018

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