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ARRL Satellite Bulletin ARLS010 (2020)

ARLS010 Neutron-1 CubeSat Scheduled for Deployment on November 5;
Other Sats Pending

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Space Bulletin 010  ARLS010
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington, CT  November 4, 2020
To all radio amateurs

ARLS010 Neutron-1 CubeSat Scheduled for Deployment on November 5;
Other Sats Pending

The 3-U Neutron-1 CubeSat is scheduled for deployment from the
International Space Station (ISS) on November 5 at 10:40 UTC. For
the satellite's first month and during its commissioning phase, the
Neutron-1 beacon will transmit 1,200 bps BPSK telemetry every 60
seconds on 435.300 MHz. Developed by the Hawaii Space Flight
Laboratory (HSFL) at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM), the
satellite's payload includes a VU FM amateur radio repeater during
available times and according to the spacecraft's power budget. The
Neutron-1 science mission is spelled out in a formal paper,
Neutron-1 Mission: Low Earth Orbit Neutron Flux Detection and COSMOS
Mission Operations Technology Demonstration.

More information can be found online at, .

HSFL operates and maintains a satellite UHF, VHF, and L/S-band
amateur radio ground station at Kauai Community College.

The primary mission of Neutron-1 is to measure low-energy neutron
flux in low-Earth orbit (LEO). The science payload, a small neutron
detector developed by Arizona State University, will focus on
measurements of low-energy secondary neutrons - a component of the
LEO neutron environment.

A number of other amateur radio satellites are expected to launch or
be deployed in the next few months. AMSAT's RadFxSat-2 (Fox-1E) is
expected to go into orbit by year's end on Virgin Orbit's
LauncherOne vehicle. RadFxSat-2 carries a 30 kHz wide VU linear

The Tevel Mission - a series of eight Israeli 1U CubeSats, each
carrying a UV FM transponder - is expected to launch from India on a
SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in December. Also from the Herzliya Science
Center is a 3U CubeSat called Tausat-1, which is scheduled to launch
on a Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) ISS resupply mission
in February for subsequent deployment. Tausat-1 carries an FM

AMSAT-Spain (AMSAT-EA) reports that its PocketQubes, EASAT-2, and
HADES, have been integrated for launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 in
December, while GENESIS-L and GENESIS-N have been integrated for
launch on Firefly's Alpha rocket.


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