• [AMSAT-UK] CAS-10 CubeSat has an Amateur Radio Transponder

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    CAS-10 CubeSat has an Amateur Radio Transponder

    Posted: 20 Mar 2022 10:36 AM PDT https://amsat-uk.org/2022/03/20/cas-10-cubesat/

    CAMSATs CAS-10 is an 8U CubeSat that will carry an Amateur Radio VHF to UHF linear transponder for SSB communications.

    A follow on mission from CAS-9 and also known as Hope-4 (XW-4) CAS-10 is an
    8U CubeSat, approx 228 x455x 100mm, with a mass of 12kg. The satellite will carry:

    1. A VHF uplink and UHF downlink linear transponder with a bandwidth of
    30kHz. This transponder will work all day during the life cycle of the satellite, and amateur radio enthusiasts around the globe can use it for two-way radio relay communications.

    2. A camera, and the pictures it takes are stored in the flash memory on
    the satellite, we have designed a simple remote control system based on
    DTMF, and amateur radio enthusiasts around the globe can send DTMF commands
    to download the camera photos.

    3. A CW beacon to send satellite telemetry data, which is also a feature
    that is widely welcomed by amateur radio enthusiasts.

    4. A AX.25 4.8k/9.6kbps GMSK telemetry downlink

    Planning a launch in November 2022 from Hainan Launch Center using a CZ-7 launch vehicle into a 400km circular 42.9 degree inclination orbit.

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

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