• [AMSAT-UK] SpaceX to launch AMSAT-EA EASAT-2 and Hades satellites

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    SpaceX to launch AMSAT-EA EASAT-2 and Hades satellites

    Posted: 16 Jul 2020 09:38 AM PDT https://amsat-uk.org/2020/07/16/spacex-to-launch-amsat-ea-easat-2-and-hades-satellites/

    AMSAT-EA Hades PocketQube

    Spains national amateur radio society URE says SpaceX expect to launch the EASAT-2 and Hades satellites in December 2020.

    AMSAT-EA, the URE satellite group, is building the satellites together with
    the European University of Madrid. The launch has been managed through the space broker Alba Orbital based in Glasgow.

    EASAT-2 and Hades will be launched into a sun-synchronous orbit between 500
    km and 600 km and their main function is to act as analog and digital
    repeaters for radio amateurs. There is also a camera for SSTV transmissions provided by the Czech Republic that has already flown on the United States Marine Academy PSAT-2 satellite, and has now been adapted to fit into the PocketQube satellites.

    Both satellites are based on the PocketQube 1.5P (7.5 x 5 x 5 cm)
    architecture and represent an evolution of the previous GENESIS platform,
    whose GENESIS-L and GENESIS-N satellites are expected to fly before the end
    of the year with Firefly, in a joint collaboration with Fossa Systems and LibreSpace, which also launch their own satellites, all of them within the Picobus dispenser, developed by the latter.

    IARU has coordinated these frequencies:

    • Hades uplink 145.925 MHz, downlink 436.888 MHz 

    • EASAT-2 uplink 145.875 MHz, downlink 436.666 MHz

    IARU Satellite Frequency Coordination pages http://www.amsat.org.uk/iaru/

    Source URE https://tinyurl.com/SpainURE

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