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ARRL Satellite Bulletin ARLS004 (2018)

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ARLS004 Three CubeSats with Amateur Radio Payloads Deployed from ISS

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Space Bulletin 004  ARLS004
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington, CT  May 11, 2018
To all radio amateurs

SB SPACE ARL ARLS004
ARLS004 Three CubeSats with Amateur Radio Payloads Deployed from ISS

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has announced that
three CubeSats carrying Amateur Radio payloads, including one with a
V/U linear transponder, were deployed from the International Space
Station (ISS) on May 11 at around 1030 UTC.

Irazu (Costa Rica) and 1KUNS-PF (Kenya) carry beacon/telemetry in
the 70-centimeter Amateur Radio band, while UBAKUSAT (Turkey)
carries an Amateur Radio linear transponder for SSB and CW, in
addition to CW and telemetry beacons. Irazu is a 1U CubeSat
developed by students at the Costa Rica Institute of Technology,
with a telemetry beacon at 436.500 MHz. 1KUNS-PF is a 3U CubeSat
developed by students at the University of Nairobi, with a telemetry
beacon (9.6 kbps) at 437.300 MHz.

UBAKUSAT, a 3U CubeSat developed by students at the Istanbul
Technical University, has a CW beacon at 437.225 MHz, and a
telemetry beacon at 437.325 MHz. The linear transponder downlink is
435.200 - 435.250 MHz; the uplink is 145.940 - 145.990 MHz.
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