During the month of October the IARU coordinated frequencies for six upcoming Amateur Radio satellites:
+ OreSat0 (Portland State Aerospace Society at Portland State
University is a 1U CubeSat. The mission is to provide flight heritage to the "OreSat bus", an open source card-cage based system that is ideally suited for education CubeSat projects involving interdisciplinary teams of students. Downlinks on UHF using CW beacon, 9k6 G3RUH AX25/APRS packet beacon and a 96k GMSK engineering downlink. Also downlink on S Band using amateur 802.11b DPSK with 11M chip/sec spread and 1 Mbps data rate for bulk mission data. Downlinks on 436.500 MHz and 2425.00 MHz have been coordinated. Planning a launch with Momentus Space from Cape Canaveral in February 2021 into a 450 km polar orbit. More info at:
http://oresat.org/ and https://github.com/oresat.
+ TartanArtibeus-1 (Carnegie Mellon University) is a 1P PocketQube.
The Amateur Radio community globally will be provided with a delay ping-back service, allowing Amateurs to send messages, with replies from the satellite transmitted later. A UHF downlink using 3kbps FSK compatible with RadioHead library. A downlink on 437.170 MHz has been coordinated. Planning a SpaceX launch from KSC in December 2020 into a 550km SSO.
+ SATLLA-2 (Ariel University) is a 2P picosat that will take
low-resolution photos and will broadcast the photos over the Amateur Radio with its position in orbit and data from its sensors. UHF and S Band downlinks using LORA from 476bps to 9k6 bps. Downlinks on
437.250 MHz and 2401.000 MHz have been coordinated.Planning a SpaceX launch into a 410 km 52 degree orbit in December 2020.
+ CSIROSat-1 (University of South Australia & CSIRO) is a 3U CubeSat
mission that will perform hyperspectral infrared imaging of the earth for scientific research purposes. An experimental two-way link for Amateur Radio operators to exchange short messages through a ‘ping-pong’ arrangement of data exchange is among the several communications experiments. Proposing a 9k6 FSK downlink. A downlink on 437.315 MHz has been coordinated. Planning a launch from Cape Canaveral in March 2021 into an ISS orbit.
+ PyCubed-1 (Carnegie Mellon University) is a 1P PocketQube that will
test a novel 3-axis attitude control system based on magnetic torque coils. In addition, it will test new low- power LoRa radios in low-Earth orbit which will be of interest to many other Amateur Radio small satellite operators. Proposing a 3kbps UHF downlink. A downlink on 437.290 MHz has been coordinated. Packets are standard LoRa format and are compatible with the RadioHead library. Planning a SpaceX launch from KSC into a 550 km SSO in December 2020.
+ Grizu-263A (Zonguldak Bülent Ecevit University) is a pocketcube
satellite with a digipeater mode that will allow forwarding of received messages back to earth to support communication between Amateur Radio operators. Proposing a UHF downlink using 4k8 FSK. A downlink on 437.190 MHz has been coordinated. Planning a SpaceX launch from Vandenberg into a 500 600 km SSO in December 2020.
Information on these and other upcoming satellites can be found at: