• [AMSAT-UK] CAS-9 / XW3 to launch December 25

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    CAS-9 / XW3 to launch December 25

    Posted: 18 Dec 2021 02:32 PM PST https://amsat-uk.org/2021/12/18/cas-9-xw3-to-launch-december-25/

    XW-3 (CAS-9) satellite

    The CAMSAT XW-3 (CAS-9) satellite carrying a 145/435 linear transponder has been installed on the CZ-4C Y39 launch vehicle at the Taiyuan Satellite
    Launch Center, launch is expected on December 25.

    XW-3(CAS-9) satellite will be piggybacked on the rocket with primary
    payload ZY-1(02E) satellite. The satellite orbit is a circular
    sun-synchronous orbit with an altitude of 770.1 kilometers and an
    inclination of 98.58 degrees, the running cycle is 100.14 minutes.

    The functions of XW-3(CAS-9) satellite include UHF CW telemetry beacon,
    GMSK telemetry data transmission, V/U mode linear transponder, a visible
    light band space camera and an experimental thermoelectric generator for
    high school students.

    Download the XW-3(CAS-9) Amateur Radio Satellite Users Manual V1.0

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