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First Image from CUTE-1.7 +APD II Satellite


The ground control station at the Tokyo Institute of Technology has downloaded the first color image taken by the CUTE-1.7 +APD II Amateur Radio satellite. The satellite was 620 km above the Earth at 28.905 degrees North and 146.040 degrees East when the image was captured. CUTE-1.7 +APD II was one of several CubeSats carried to orbit this year in April by an Indian PSLV-C9 rocket launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Center. The satellite transmits packet radio data at 9600 baud at 437.475 MHz. -- Our thanks to Mineo Wakita, JE9PEL, for this story.