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CubeSats Set for Deployment from the ISS


[UPDATED: 2020 02-12 @ 1942 UTC] Deployment of several CubeSats from the ISS has been delayed until February 17. Satellites include Phoenix, a 3U CubeSat developed by Arizona State University (ASU) to study the effects of urban heat islands through remote infrared sensing. The ASU operations team has asked the amateur satellite community for help in identifying the spacecraft and verifying that it is operational following its deployment.

Two of the CubeSats being deployed on February 17 — Phoenix and QARMAN — share the frequency of 437.35 MHz and utilize an AX.25 9,600-baud protocol with GMSK modulation. Because both CubeSats will be deployed within an hour and a half of each other, they will be close to each other in orbit. More information is available on the Phoenix website. — Thanks to Phoenix Project Manager Sarah Rogers, KI7OOY





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