LilacSat-1 CubeSat to deploy from ISS

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  1. G4TUT

    G4TUT Ham Member QRZ Page

    LilacSat-1 CubeSat to deploy from ISS

    The student built LilacSat-1 carries an amateur radio 145/436 MHz FM to Codec2-BPSK digital voice transponder, APRS Digipeater and camera

    The satellite was developed at the Harbin Institute of Technology and is part of the QB50 mission which aims to study the lower thermosphere. Deployment from the International Space Station is planned for 0815 GMT on Tuesday, May 23.

    The main payload is an ion and neutral particle mass spectrometer (INMS) developed by the University of London (UCL) to measure the mass and distribution of charged and neutral atoms.

    In preparation for the deployment HIT students have been busy working on installing new VHF and UHF antennas for the ground station.
    Students installing antennas at BY2HIT​

    LilacSat-1 page (use Google translator)

    QB50 LilacSat-1 information

    IARU information

  2. KI6PMD

    KI6PMD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hope this one works better than (CAS-3H) !!! & (BY70-1) if you know what I mean 73' KI6PMD ..
  3. W5PFG

    W5PFG Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    I've made many contacts, both FM and SSB, through CAS-3H. Unfortunately it suffers from a CPU crash issue, leaving it at the mercy of its command station in China to turn on the transponder. They have been gracious enough to do this many, many times. It has been a fun satellite and continues to perform well when commanded.

    BY70-1 worked great. It had the corrective measures that CAS-3H needs but unfortunately was placed in the wrong orbit. Beggars can't be choosers. BY70-1 was a very fun satellite to play with during the time we had it.

    I appreciate the hard work from the teams who have designed and built these satellites.
    WD9EWK likes this.

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