CUTE-1.7 Packet Digipeater Satellite Launched

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  1. M5AKA

    M5AKA Ham Member QRZ Page

    The Amateur Satellite Cute-1.7 callsign JQ1YCC was successfully launched at 21:28 UTC on Tuesday 21st February. It was developed by students at Laboratory for Space Systems, Tokyo Institute of Technology and is just 100mm x 100mm x 100mm in size and weighs 1kg.

    As well as providing a Packet Digipeater the satellite will also take pictures of the Earth and download them on 70cm for Amateurs to receive.

    The CW telemetry is on 437.385 MHz, however, the Digipeater will not be activated until sometime after launch.

    Frequencies:
    Downlink (Beacon)     437.385 MHz  CW  
    Downlink (Packet)     437.505 MHz  AFSK 1200bps  AX.25/SRLL GMSK 9600bps
    Uplink (Packet)      1268.500 MHz  GMSK 9600bps  AX.25/SRLL

    Accurate Keps for tracking are available on the Cute-1.7 + APD website:
    http://lss.mes.titech.ac.jp/ssp/cute1.7/howtoreceive_e.html

    Reports should be sent to cute1.7_receive@lss.mes.titech.ac.jp

    Questions on the satellite may be sent to cute1.7_question@lss.mes.titech.ac.jp

    For the launch video see http://jaxa.tv/  

    The primary mission of the launch was the ASTRO-F Infrared Telescope described at
    http://www.ir.isas.jaxa.jp/ASTRO-F/Outreach/index_e.html

    Cute-1.7 website: http://lss.mes.titech.ac.jp/ssp/cute1.7/index_e.html

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    Initials reports indicate that the CW telemetry on 437.385 MHz is working okay.

    73 Trevor M5AKA
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