Sounds from Space

 

Sounds from Amateur Radio Satellites 2014 - today

 

This section is dedicated to satellites built and operated by Radio Amateurs. Satellites built by AMSAT organizations around the world and were called AMSAT-OSCAR. Those built by Russian Hams and were mostly called Radiosputnik. In order to build and launch the satellites AMSAT needs members and friends to contribute and raise funds. If you are not yet a member of AMSAT please consider to join us and to support the activities. You can find several links to AMSAT on my links page.

My special thanks to Roy W0SL, Jim N4ST, Don KD4APP, Darrel AA7FV, Jim N5JDB, Clive G3CWV, Mike DK3WN, Reinhard DJ1KM +, Michael DG1CMZ, Oliver DG6BCE, Peter DF2JB, Volker DF7IT, Jean-Louis F6AGR, Thomas HB9SKA, Christoph HB9HAL, Claudio IK1SLD, Andreas OE1DMB, Michael PA3BHF, Henk PA3GUO, Darek SP9TTX, Ricardo PY3VHQ, Keith ZS6TW, Don N4UJW, Vladimir RA3DQT, Paulo CT1ETE, John KD2BD, Harald DH8HHA, Maik Hermenau, Ian ZL1AOX, Gerd DL8DR, Michael OH2AUE, Robert G8ATE, Wouter Jan Ubbels PE4WJ, Mark KF6KYI, Al W8KHP, Drew KO4MA, Rolf DK2ZF, Dave WB6LLO, Graham G3VZV, Joe K0VTY, Nils von Storch, Zeljko 9A2EY, Pierre ZS6BB, Roland PY4ZBZ, Bent OZ6BL, Mariano CT1XI, Al GM1SXX, Luc LU1FAM, Matt SQ7DQX, Lance K6GSJ, Chris VK3AML, Bob VE6BLD, Sergej RV3DR, Alex VK5ALX, Rudolf ZS6FX, Dick Daniels W4PUJ/SK , Bob Patterson K5DZE, Jean-Louis Rault F6AGR, Ivano Bonesana, Patrick Hajagos, Luc Leblanc VE2DWE, Mike N1JEZ, John K6YK, Tetsu-san JA0CAW, Marco Bauer, Carl Lindberg SM6NZV, Philip G0ISW, Kuge-san JE1CVL, Pat AA6EG, John M0UKD, Paul Marsh M0EYT, Federico Manzini, Jan PE0SAT, Domenico I8CVS +, Roland Zurmely PY4ZBZ, Rob Hardenberg PE1ITR, Michael Kirkhart KD8QBA, Davide D'Aliesio IW0HLG, Francisco EA7ADI, Kubota-san, Noguchi-san JA5BLZ, Kuge-san JE1CVL, Luciano PY5LF, Wakita-san JE9PEL, Peter ON4EZJ, Enrico IW2AGJ and Jean-Pierre F5YG for kindly contributing to this collection !

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Description

Launch Date

ShindaiSat
ShindaiSat-1
 
#39572
(2014-009A) 

ShindaiSat is a 20kg satellite launched on February 27th 2014 at 18:37 UTC on the H-IIA launch vehicel #23 (H-IIA F23) along with the GPM satellite. Its orbit is a 407km circular orbit with an inclination of 65 degrees. ShindaiSat transmits on 437.525 MHz a AX.25 1200bd AFSK signal. In addition it features a CW beacon on 437.305 MHz. It also will transmit and receive light signals. The LED beacon signal will use Morse Code. ShindaiSat-1 is operational.

Feb 27th 2014

On May 3rd 2014 Davide IW0HLG received the CW signal of ShindaiSat. Recording kindly provided by Davide IW0HLG.

ITF-1 YUI
 
#39573
(2014-009B) 

ITF-1 is a 1U cubesat built by students at the University of Tsukuba. The designated callsign is JQ1ZLO. It was launched on February 27th 2014 at 18:37 UTC on the H-IIA launch vehicel #23 (H-IIA F23) along with the GPM satellite. Its orbit is a 407km circular orbit with an inclination of 65 degrees. ITF-1 transmits on 437.525 MHz a morse code signal in FM modulation.

Unfortunately the mission was unsuccessful: no signals from the spacecraft were ever received. ITD-1 YUI re-entered the Earth's atmosphere on June 29th 2014.

Feb 27th 2014

OPUSAT
 
#39575
(2014-009D) 

OPUSAT was launched on February 27th 2014 at 18:37 UTC on the H-IIA launch vehicel #23 (H-IIA F23) along with the GPM satellite. Its orbit is a 407km circular orbit with an inclination of 65 degrees. OPUSAT transmits on 437.150 MHz either a AX.25 1200bd AFSK or a AX-25 9600bd GMSK signal. OPUSAT is operational.

Feb 27th 2014

On April 19th 2014 Davide IW0HLG received the CW signal of OPUSAT. Recording kindly provided by Davide IW0HLG.

 

TeikyoSat-3
 
#39576
(2014-009E) 

TeikyoSat-3 was launched on February 27th 2014 at 18:37 UTC on the H-IIA launch vehicel #23 (H-IIA F23) along with the GPM satellite. Its orbit is a 407km circular orbit with an inclination of 65 degrees. TeikyoSat-3 transmits on 437.450 MHz a AX.25 1200bd AFSK signal. In addition it features a CW beacon on 437.450 MHz. Teikyosat-3 is operational.

Feb 27th 2014

Mike DK3WN received the CW signal of TeikoSat-3 on March 3rd 2014 at 16:20 UTC. Recording kindly provided by Mike DK3WN.

CO-77
Cubesat OSCAR-77
ARTSAT INVADER
ARTSat-1 Invader
 
#39577
(2014-009F)

ARTSAT INVADER was launched on February 27th 2014 at 18:37 UTC on the H-IIA launch vehicel #23 (H-IIA F23) along with the GPM satellite. The callsign of this Japanese Cubesat is JQ1ZKK. Its orbit is a 407km circular orbit with an inclination of 65 degrees. ARTSat-1 Invader transmits on 437.200 MHz either a AX.25 1200bd AFSK signal or operates as a FM digitalker. In addition it features a CW beacon on 437.325 MHz. ARTSAT INVADER was fully operational until it decayed on September 2nd 2014.

Feb 27th 2014

This recording includes the CW beacon and at the end the first voice message received from the digitalker of ARTSAT INVADER on February 28th 2014. Recording kindly provided by Akihiro Kubota-san on behalf of the ARTSAT project team.

On March 29th 2014 the digitalker of CO-77 transmitted a synthesized English voice message "Stay Hungry". Recording kindly provided by Akihiro Kubota-san on behalf of the ARTSAT project team.

On May 21st 2014 the digitalker of CO-77 transmitted a synthesized voice message meaning in English "Love and Peace". Recording kindly provided by Akihiro Kubota-san on behalf of the ARTSAT project team.

The digitalker downlink of INVADER was received on May 22nd 2014 at 18:34 UTC by Mike DK3WN. The synthesized voice message is "Kooichiha Uchu" (in English "Hello Space". Recording kindly provided by Mike DK3WN.

Also Jan PE0SAT received the digitalker of INVADER at the same time. Recording and spectrum plot kindly provided by Jan PE0SAT.

On August 25th 2014 the digitalker of CO-77 transmitted a synthesized voice message meaning in English "Goodbye Space". Recording kindly provided by Akihiro Kubota-san on behalf of the ARTSAT project team.

On August 27th 2014 the digitalker of CO-77 transmitted a synthesized voice message meaning in English "Forever Invader". Recording kindly provided by Akihiro Kubota-san on behalf of the ARTSAT project team.

STARS-II Mother
STARS-II M
STARS-2 M
JR5YDX
 
#39579
(2014-009H) 

STARS-II (Space Tethered Autonomous Robotic Satellite-2) is a nanosatellite technology demonstration project from Kagaa University in Japan. It consists of a mother-daughter satellite configuration communicating through Bluetooth. STARS-II (mother) was launched on February 27th 2014 at 18:37 UTC on the H-IIA launch vehicel #23 (H-IIA F23) along with the GPM satellite. Its orbit is a 407km circular orbit with an inclination of 65 degrees. STARS-II (mother) transmits on 437.405 MHz AX.25 1200bd AFSK signal. In addition it features a CW beacon on 437.245 MHz. STARS-II M is operational.

Feb 27th 2014

Davide IW0HLG received the CW signal of STARS-II Mother. Recording kindly provided by Davide IW0HLG.

Mike DK3WN received the CW signal of STARS-II Mother on March 6th 2014 at 18:07 UTC. Recording kindly provided by Mike DK3WN.

STARS-II Daughter
STARS-II D
STARS-2 D
JR5YDY
 
#39579
(2014-009H) 

STARS-II (Space Tethered Autonomous Robotic Satellite-2) is a nanosatellite technology demonstration project from Kagaa University in Japan. It consists of a mother-daughter satellite configuration communicating through Bluetooth. STARS-II (daughter) was launched on February 27th 2014 at 18:37 UTC on the H-IIA launch vehicel #23 (H-IIA F23) along with the GPM satellite. Its orbit is a 407km circular orbit with an inclination of 65 degrees. STARS-II (daughter) transmits on 437.425 MHz a AX.25 1200bd AFSK signal. In addition it features a CW beacon on 437.255 MHz. STARS-II D is operational.

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Feb 27th 2014

LitSAT-1
 
#39570
(1998-067EM) 

LitSAT-1 was development by Lithuanian Space Association. It uses the callsign LY1LS. The IARU coordinated frequencies are:
- linear Transponder for SSB/CW communications:
   Uplink 435.180 MHz, Downlink 145.950 MHz
- AX25 Uplink 435.550 MHz, AX25 Downlink 145.850 MHz

LitSAT-1 was successful deployed from ISS by Astronaut Koichi Wakata KC5ZTA using a Nanoracks deployment pod and is operational. LitSat-1 was heard last time in the morning of May 21st 2014 and decayed on May 22nd 2014.

Feb 28th 2014

Enclosed pulsed AX.25 signal was received on March 1st 2014 at 11:10 UTC on 145.850 MHz by DD1US.

LO-78
Lituanica OSCAR-78
LituanicaSAT-1
 
#39569
(1998-067EN)
 

LituanicaSAT-1 is together with LitSat-1 one of the two the first Lithuanian satellites. The Kaunas University of Technology developed LituanicaSAT-1 with members of the Vilnius University Amateur Radio Club being involved. The satellite used low cost open-source software and hardware for primary and secondary flight computers that controlled the payload consisting of an onboard VGA camera, GPS receiver, UHF CW beacon 100mW, 9k6 AX25 FSK telemetry TX 2 watts and FM Mode V/U transponder 150mW Voice Repeater.
The IARU coordinated frequencies are:
- FM Transponder: Uplink 145.950 MHz, Downlink 435.180 MHz
- AX25 Uplink 145.850 MHz, AX25 Downlink 437.550 MHz
- CW Beacon 437.275 MHz.

LituanicaSAT-1 was successful deployed from ISS by Astronaut Koichi Wakata KC5ZTA using a Nanoracks deployment pod and is operational. LituanicaSat-1 decayed on July 28th 2014.

Feb 28th 2014

Enclosed signal of the FM transponder including his own signal was received on May 1st 2014 at 23:15 UTC on 145.850 MHz by Roland PY4ZBZ. Recording kindly provided by Roland Zurmely PY4ZBZ.

This QSO between PU2NGB and PY5LF was recorded on June 5th 2014 during orbit #1522 by Roland PY4ZBZ. Recording kindly provided by Roland Zurmely PY4ZBZ.

Roland PY4ZBZ recorded himself calling CQ on July 1st 2014. Recording kindly provided by Roland Zurmely PY4ZBZ.

Roland PY4ZBZ recorded enclosed QSO between himself and PY5LF on July 22nd 2014. At the end you can hear also the beacon signal in CW and as a female voice identifying the callsign LY5N. Recording kindly provided by Roland Zurmely PY4ZBZ.

SPROUT
#39770
(2014-029E)

SPROUT is a Japanse Cubesat with a weight of 7.1 kg. It was launched piggyback on ALOS-2 (Advanced Land Observing Satellite - 2) on May 24th 2014 at 03:05 UTC from Tanegashima Space Center into a sun synchronous orbit with a height of 654km.

SPROUT provides the following operating modes:
- CW 437.525 MHz, 110mW, A1A
- FM packet 437.525 MHz, 450mW, F2D, AX.25
- SSTV437.600 MHz, 450mW, F3F
- Digi-talker, Message box, Camera downlink 437.600 MHz, 450mW

May 24th 2014

The first who reported the reception of the CW beacon was Roland PY4ZBZ. He received it on May 24th 2014 at 04:00 UTC. Recording kindly provided by Roland Zurmely PY4ZBZ.

EO-79
European Oscar-79
QB50P1
FunCube-3
#40025
(2014-033R)

QB50P2 was built and launched as a joint effort of the van Karman institute and ISIS. It was launched together with 36 other satellites on a Russian Dnepr rocket on Thursday, June 19th 2014 at 19:11h UTC from Dombarovsky in Southern Russia. QB50P1 carries an Ion and Neutral Mass Spectrometer, an attitude control experiment, a thermocouple to monitor the spacecraft’s temperature and FUNCube-3, an amateur radio  transponder system by AMSAT-UK and AMSAT-NL. Frequencies are as follows:
145.815 MHz 1200bd BPSK or CW telemetry
145.935 - 145.965 MHz Inverting USB transponder downlink
435.047 - 435.077 MHz Inverting LSB transponder uplink
The output power is approx. 400mW.

June 19th 2014

Davide IW0HLG received the 1200bd BPSK signal of EO-79 on July 21st 2014 at 09:51 UTC on 145.815 MHz. Recording and waterfall plot kindly provided by Davide IW0HLG.

Francisco EA7ADI received the 1200bd BPSK signal of EO-79 on March 1st 2015 at 10:02 UTC. Recording kindly provided by Francisco EA7ADI.

EO-80
European Oscar-80
QB50P2
#40032
(2014-033Y)

QB50P2 was built and launched as a joint effort of the van Karman institute and ISIS. It was launched together with 36 other satellites on a Russian Dnepr rocket on Thursday, June 19th 2014 at 19:11h UTC from Dombarovsky in Southern Russia. QB50P2 carries the same attitude control system and thermocouple as QB50P1, combining them with a French amateur radio system (FM transponder) and the FIPEX experiment for the Technical University of Dresden, which will study the oxygen flux in the satellite’s environment. Frequencies are as follows:
145.880 MHz 1200bd BPSK or CW telemetry
145.840 MHz 9600bd FSK
tbd Voice Repeater Downlink

June 19th 2014

Davide IW0HLG received the 1200bd BPSK signal of EO-80 on July 22nd 2014 at 09:36 UTC on 145.880 MHz. Recording and waterfall plot kindly provided by Davide IW0HLG.

Francisco EA7ADI received the 1200bd BPSK signal of EO-80 on April 11th 2015 at 10:07 UTC. Recording kindly provided by Francisco EA7ADI.

Francisco EA7ADI received the 1200bd BPSK signal of EO-80 also on April 26th 2015 at 10:23 UTC. Recording kindly provided by Francisco EA7ADI.

UKube-1
FunCube-2
#40074
(2014-037F) 

UKube-1 (United Kingdom Universal Bus Experiment 1) is Scotland's first space satellite. It was designed and manufactured by Clyde Space in Glasgow. Ukube-1, part of the UK's national collaborative CubeSat program, will test several new technologies in space. Payloads on UKube-1 include:
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TOPCAT, from the University of Bath, is the first GPS device aimed at measuring plasmaspheric space weather
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The CMOS Image Demonstrator by the Open University is a camera that will take images of the earth and test the effect of radiation on space hardware using a new generation of image sensor
-
Astrium’s “Janus” Experiment to demonstrate the feasibility of using cosmic radiation to improve the security of communications satellites and to flight test lower cost electronic systems
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AMSAT’s FUNcube-2, an outreach payload allowing school children of primary and secondary age to interact with the spacecraft. It features a CW downlink on 145.830 MHz, a telemetry downlink at 145.915 MHz as well as a 435 MHz / 145 MHz linear transponder.

July 8th 2014

Davide IW0HLG received the CW signal of UKube-1 on December 12th 2014 at 21:30 UTC on 145.480 MHz. Recording and waterfall plot kindly provided by Davide IW0HLG.

Davide IW0HLG received the 1200bd BPSK signal of FunCube-2 on December 13th 2014 at 09:52 UTC on 145.915 MHz. Recording and waterfall plot kindly provided by Davide IW0HLG.

Francisco EA7ADI received the CW signal of UKUBE-1 on April 2nd 2015 at 10:34 UTC. Recording kindly provided by Francisco EA7ADI.

Francisco EA7ADI received the CW signal of UKUBE-1 again on May 9th2015 at 10:38 UTC. Recording kindly provided by Francisco EA7ADI.

FO-82
Fuji OSCAR-82
Shin-En2
JG6YIG
#40320
(2014-076B) 

Shin-En 2 was launched with Hayabusa-2 from Japan on Dec. 3rd 2014 on an Earth escape trajectory. Shin-En 2 has a polyhedral shape, a weight of 15 kg and carries three Communications lines:
Line A is a Communications experiment with an uplink at 145.942 MHz and a downlink at 435.270 MHz (0.4 Watts). The modulation format is F1D (10bps, FSK, manchester encoded).
Line B is a A1A (CW, dits 1 sec, long points 3 sec, puase 1 sec) beacon transmitting on 437.505 MHz (0.1 Watts) using the callsign JG6YIG
Line C is the Command up and downlink to control the operation of the spacecraft. Uplink is in 2m band (F2D, AFSK)) and downlink is at 437.385 MHz (0.8 Watts) in F1D (FSK).
The satellite will orbit the sun in an elliptic orbit between Venus and Mars.
Its inclination will stay almost zero.

Dec. 3rd
2014

Rob Hardenberg received the signal from Shin-en2 on December 4th 2014 at 23:39 UTC on 437.385 MHz. At that time Shin-en2 was  at a distance of 750 000 km. Spectrum plot kindly provided by Rob PE1ITR.

Rob Hardenberg received the signal from Shin-en2 also on December 3rd 2014 at 22:01 UTC on 437.377 MHz. Audio recording kindly provided by Rob PE1ITR.

FO-81
Fuji OSCAR-81
Artsat-Despatch
ARTSAT-2
#40321
(2014-076C)

ARTSAT - DESPATCH (ART and SATellite Project - DEep SPace Amateur Troubadour’s CHallenge) was launched with Hayabusa-2 from Japan on Dec. 3rd 2014 on an Earth escape trajectory. This spacecraft is 50x50x45 cm in size , has a mass of 32 kg and has a helix-shaped segment making it a beautiful sculpture. ARTSAT is also called Fuji OSCAR 81 and features a 7 Watt CW beacon transmitting on 437.325 MHz.

Dec. 3rd
2014

Rob Hardenberg received the signal from ARTSAT-2 on December 4th 2014 at 00:00 UTC on 437.3179 MHz. At that time ARTSAT-2 was  at a distance of 730 000 km. Spectrum plot kindly provided by Rob PE1ITR.

Enclosed audio file of ARTSAT-DESPATCH was recorded on December 3rd 2014 at 16:45 UTC while Artsat-Despatch was at a distance from Earth of 200 000 km. You can hear the telemetry downlink signal in very slow baudot coding. Recording kindly provided by Akihiro Kubota-san on behalf of the ARTSAT project team.

This is another recording of the telemetry signal of ARTSAT-DESPATCH recorded about one hour later on December 3rd 2014 at 17:40 UTC. Recording kindly provided by Akihiro Kubota-san on behalf of the ARTSAT project team.

LightSail-1
LightSail A
#40661
(2015-025L)

On Wednesday, May 20th 2015 at 15:04 UTCthe first of The Planetary Society’s two LightSail spacecraft blasted off into space aboard an Atlas V rocket with the X-37B space shuttle. There were ten CubeSats including LightSail-1 in the UltraSat Deployer onboard the Atlas V:
• GEARRSAT 2 (GEARRS 2)
• LightSail A
• OptiCube 1 (O/C 1)
• OptiCube 2 (O/C 2)
• OptiCube 3 (O/C 3)
• USS Langley
• AeroCube 8A (IMPACT A)
• AeroCube 8B (IMPACT B)
• BRICSat-P
• PSat A (ParkinsonSat A)
LightSail-1 is a 3U cubesat with a weight of 5 kg. It has a 9600 bps FSK AX.25 Packet Radio downlink on 437.435 MHz using the callsign KK6HIT.

Lightsail became operational but had 2 failures which resulted in a loss of communication in the first 2 weeks. However it came back again each time. The deployment of the solar cells was successful. The deployment of the solar sail started on June 7th 2015 at 19:47 UTC. Lightsail-1's reentry occurred on July 15th 2015 around 17:23 UTC near the South Atlantic Ocean.

May 20th 2015

Mike DK3WN received the 9600bd signal of LightSail-1 on June 10th 2015 at 05:50 UTC. Recording kindly provided by Mike DK3WN.

 

NO-84
Naval Academy OSCAR 84
PSAT-1
PSat A
ParkinsonSat A
#40654
(2015-025D)

The PSAT Project (ParkinsonSAT) has been developed by students at the US Naval Academy Satellite Lab as a two-way communications transponder system that could be used to relay data from remote terminals to a global network of internet linked ground stations. The PSAT-1 satellite hosts an AX.25 Packet Radio Relay system based on the Automatic Packet Reporting System using the standard VHF 145.825 MHz frequency for up and downlink. PSAT-1 is based on the 1.5U form factor using solar cells for power generation and a 10-Watt-hour battery. In addition to the APRS system, the PSAT spacecraft is equipped with a PSK31 transponder that allows multi-user access to the satellite. This text messaging transponder can allow messaging between 30 ground stations simultaneously. The PSK31 uplink for PSat-A is at 28.120MHz (SSB), the corresponding downlink is at 435.350MHz (FM with PSK31 subcarriers) with the telemetry at the subcarrier of 315 Hz.

May 20th 2015

Francisco EA7ADI received the AX-25 packet radio downlink of PSAT-1 on 145.825 MHz on May 30th2015 at 08:30 UTC. Recording kindly provided by Francisco EA7ADI.

Francisco EA7ADI received the PSK31 downlink of PSAT-1 on 435.350 MHz on May 31st2015 at 17:12 UTC. He used a ICOM IC-7000 and a home made 7 element cross YAGI antenna. Recording and spectrum plot kindly provided by Francisco EA7ADI.

NO-83
Naval Academy OSCAR 83
BRICsat-P
#40655
(2015-025E)

NO-83 BRICsat-P (Ballistic Reinforced Communication Satellite) is a low cost 1.5U CubeSat built by the US Naval Academy Satellite Lab in collaboration with George Washington University. Its main mission is to demonstrate on-orbit operation of a Micro-Cathode Arc Thruster (µCAT) electric propulsion system.
In addition it carries an Amateur Radio communication payload.
The PSK31 uplink for BRICsat is at 28.120MHz (SSB), the PSK downlink is at 435.350MHz (FM with PSK31 subcarriers) with the telemetry at the subcarrier of 375 Hz. BRICsat also features a 9600 bps FSK AX.25 Packet Radio telemetry downlink on 437.975 MHz which transmits every 20 seconds. BRICSAT telemetry has been heard but is cycling OFF due to low power.

May 20th 2015

Mike DK3WN received the 9600bd telemetry signal of NO-83 on June 30th 2015 at 18:30 UTC. Recording kindly provided by Mike DK3WN.

During the same pass on June 30th 2015 at 18:30 UTC Mike DK3WN received also the PSK31 downlink signal of NO-83 . Recording kindly provided by Mike DK3WN.

 XW-2A
XiWang 2A
CAS-3A
Hope 2A
#40903
(2015-049E)

CAS-3A to CAS-3I were launched on a Long March 6 (CZ-6) rocket on September 19th 2015 at 23:01:14 UTC. Click on the picture below to get an enlarged frequency band plan of XW-2A to XW-2F.

This is waterfall diagram showing the various downlink signals of the CAS-satellites. The diagram was recorded on September 22nd 2015 at 17:21 UTC. Please ignore the interference signal at 145.860 MHz.

CAS-3A is a micro-satellite with the dimensions 398mmx398mmx398mm and a mass of approx. 25 kg.
XW-2A also called CAS-3A (Chinese Amateur Satellite) features the following modi:
Digital Telemetry: 145.640
 MHz, 20 dBm, 9.6/19.2kbps, GMSK
CW Beacon:
 145.660 MHz, 17 dBm, 22wpm, CW
Inverting Linear Transponder:
    Uplink:
   435.030 - 435.050 MHz
 
   Downlink: 145.665 - 145.685 MHz,  20 dBm

Sept 19th 2015

The CW beacon of CAS-3A was received on September 20th 2015 at 16:04 UTC on 145.662 MHz in USB. Recorded by Matthias DD1US.

The GMSK downlink of CAS-3A was received on September 20th 2015 at 16:05 UTC on 145.641 MHz in USB. Recorded by Matthias DD1US.

Francisco EA7ADI received the CW downlink of XW-2A on 145.660 MHz on September 25th2015 at 18:17 UTC. Recording kindly provided by Francisco EA7ADI.

Francisco EA7ADI received the CW downlink of XW-2A on 145.660 MHz on September 27th2015 at 17:46 UTC. Recording kindly provided by Francisco EA7ADI.

On December 27th 2015 at 21:37 UTC the 19k2 downlink signal of XW-2A was received and recorded by Noguchi-san JA5BLZ. Recording kindly provided by Tetsu-san JA0CAW.

 

 XW-2B
CAS-3B
#40911
(2015-049N)

CAS-3A to CAS-3I were launched on a Long March 6 (CZ-6) rocket on September 19th 2015 at 23:01:14 UTC. CAS-3B is a micro-satellite with the dimensions 246mmx246mmx246mm and a mass of approx. 10 kg.
XW-2B features the following modi:
Digital Telemetry: 145.705
 MHz, 20 dBm, 9.6/19.2kbps, GMSK
CW Beacon:
 145.725 MHz, 17 dBm, 22wpm, CW
Inverting Linear Transponder:
  
   Uplink:   435.090 - 435.110 MHz
  
   Downlink: 145.730 - 145.750 MHz, 20 dBm

Sept 19th 2015

The CW beacon of CAS-3B was received on September 20th 2015 at 16:07 UTC on 145.728 MHz in USB. Recorded by Matthias DD1US.

The GMSK downlink of CAS-3B was received on September 20th 2015 at 16:06 UTC on 145.705 MHz in USB. Recorded by Matthias DD1US.

On November 30th 2015 at 21:15 UTC the 19k2 downlink signal of XW-2B was received and recorded by Kuge-san JE1CVL. Recording kindly provided by Tetsu-san JA0CAW.

 

 XW-2C
XiWang 2C
CAS-3C
Hope 2C
#40906
(2015-049H)

CAS-3A to CAS-3I were launched on a Long March 6 (CZ-6) rocket on September 19th 2015 at 23:01:14 UTC. CAS-3C is a micro-satellite with the dimensions 246mmx246mmx246mm and a mass of approx. 10 kg.
XW-2C features the following modi:
Digital Telemetry: 145.770 MHz, 20 dBm, 9.6/19.2kbps, GMSK
CW Beacon:
 145.790 MHz, 17 dBm, 22wpm, CW
Inverting Linear Transponder:
  
   Uplink:   435.150 - 435.170 MHz
  
   Downlink: 145.795 - 145.815 MHz, 20 dBm

Sept 19th 2015

The CW beacon of CAS-3C was received on September 20th 2015 at 16:07 UTC on 145.790MHz in USB. Recorded by Matthias DD1US.

The CW beacon of CAS-3C was received on September 20th 2015 at 17:42 UTC on 145.788 MHz in USB. Recorded by Matthias DD1US.

The GMSK downlink of CAS-3C was received on September 20th 2015 at 16:08 UTC on 145.770 MHz in USB. Recorded by Matthias DD1US.

Francisco EA7ADI received the CW downlink of XW-2C on 145.790 MHz on September 24th2015 at 16:54 UTC. Recording kindly provided by Francisco EA7ADI.

On December 22nd 2015 at 23:24 UTC the 19k2 downlink signal of XW-2C was received and recorded by Noguchi-san JA5BLZ. Recording kindly provided by Tetsu-san JA0CAW.

 

 XW-2D
XiWang 2D
CAS-3D
Hope 2D
#40907
(2015-049J)

CAS-3A to CAS-3I were launched on a Long March 6 (CZ-6) rocket on September 19th 2015 at 23:01:14 UTC. CAS-3D is a micro-satellite with the dimensions 246mmx246mmx246mm and a mass of approx. 10 kg.
XW-2D features the following modi:
Digital Telemetry: 145.835
 MHz, 20 dBm, 9.6/19.2kbps, GMSK
CW Beacon: 145.855
 MHz, 17 dBm, 22wpm, CW
Inverting Linear Transponder:
  
   Uplink:   435.210 - 435.230 MHz
  
   Downlink: 145.860 - 145.880 MHz, 20 dBm

Sept 19th 2015

The CW beacon of CAS-3D was received on September 20th 2015 at 16:09 UTC on 145.853 MHz in USB. Recorded by Matthias DD1US.

The GMSK downlink CAS-3D was received on September 20th 2015 at 16:09 UTC on 145.835 MHz in USB. Recorded by Matthias DD1US.

On December 26th 2015 at 21:20 UTC the 19k2 downlink signal of XW-2D was received and recorded by Noguchi-san JA5BLZ. Recording kindly provided by Tetsu-san JA0CAW.

 

 XW-2E
XiWang 2E
CAS-3E
Hope 2E
#40909
(2015-049L)

CAS-3A to CAS-3I were launched on a Long March 6 (CZ-6) rocket on September 19th 2015 at 23:01:14 UTC. CAS-3E is a picosatellite with the dimensions 116mmx116mmx116mm and a weight of approx. 1.5kg.
XW-2E features the following modi:
Digital Telemetry: 145.890
 MHz, 20 dBm, 9.6kbps, GMSK
CW Beacon:
 145.910 MHz, 17 dBm, 22wpm, CW
Inverting Linear Transponder:
  
   Uplink:   435.270 - 435.290 MHz
  
   Downlink: 145.915 - 145.935 MHz, 20 dBm

Sept 19th 2015

The CW beacon of CAS-3E was received on September 20th 2015 at 16:10 UTC on 145.907 MHz in USB. Recorded by Matthias DD1US.

The GMSK downlink of CAS-3E was received on September 20th 2015 at 16:11 UTC on 145.886 MHz in USB. Recorded by Matthias DD1US.

The linear transponder downlink of CAS-3E was received on September 20th 2015 at 17:41 UTC on 145.931 MHz in USB. You can hear F4EJN calling CQ. Recorded by Matthias DD1US.

Francisco EA7ADI received the CW downlink of XW-2E on 145.910 MHz on September 25th2015 at 18:28 UTC. Recording kindly provided by Francisco EA7ADI.

Francisco EA7ADI received the CW downlink of XW-2E on 145.910 MHz on September 27th2015 at 18:02 UTC. Recording kindly provided by Francisco EA7ADI.

 

 XW-2F
XiWang 2F
CAS-3F
Hope 2F
#40910
(2015-049M)

CAS-3A to CAS-3I were launched on a Long March 6 (CZ-6) rocket on September 19th 2015 at 23:01:14 UTC. CAS-3F is a picosatellite with the dimensions 116mmx116mmx116mm and a weight of approx. 1.5kg.
XW-2FA features the following modi:
Digital Telemetry: 145.955
 MHz, 20 dBm, 9.6kbps, GMSK
CW Beacon:
 145.975 MHz, 17 dBm, 22wpm, CW
Inverting Linear Transponder:
  
   Uplink:   435.330 - 435.350 MHz
  
   Downlink: 145.980 - 146.000 MHz, 20 dBm

Sept 19th 2015

The CW beacon of CAS-3F was received on September 20th 2015 at 16:13 UTC on 145.972 MHz in USB. Recorded by Matthias DD1US.

The linear transponder downlink of CAS-3F was received on September 20th 2015 at 17:40 UTC on 145.990 MHz in USB. You can hear EA1GM calling CQ. Recorded by Matthias DD1US.

Francisco EA7ADI received the CW downlink of XW-2F on 145.975 MHz on September 27th2015 at 18:08 UTC. Recording kindly provided by Francisco EA7ADI.

 

DCBB
CAS-3G
#40912
(2015-049P)

CAS-3A to CAS-3I were launched on a Long March 6 (CZ-6) rocket on September 19th 2015 at 23:01:14 UTC. CAS-3G is a 2U Cubesat which was ejected from its mother satellite Xinjishu Yanzheng 2 on September 20th 2015.
DCBB features the following modi:
Digital Telemetry: 145.475
 MHz, 9.6kbps, GMSK
Digital Telemetry: 437.950 MHz, 9.6kbps, GMSK

Sept 19th 2015

The GMSK downlink of CAS-3G was received on September 20th 2015 at 17:37 UTC on 145.475 MHz in FM. Recorded by Matthias DD1US.

Francisco EA7ADI received the 9k6 GMSK downlink of DCBB on 145.475 MHz on September 30th2015 at 17:20 UTC. He demodulated the signal in USB and FM. First half of enclosed recording of the downlink signal was in USB, second half in FM. Kindly provided by Francisco EA7ADI.

 

 LilacSat-2
CAS-3H
#40908
(2015-049K)

LilacSat-2 was launched on a Long March 6 (CZ-6) rocket on September 19th 2015 at 23:01:14 UTC. CAS-3H is a low cost nano-satellite with the dimensions 200mmx200mmx200mm and a weight of approx. 11kg.
LilacSat-2 features the following modi:
CW Beacon
 437.200 MHz
APRS: Uplink:
 144.390 MHz AFSK
     
  Downlink:  144.390 MHz, AFSK
FM Transponder:
      
  Uplink: 144.350 MHz, FM
      
  Downlink: 437.225 MHz, FM
SSB/CW non-inverting transponder, 40 kHz wide:
      
  Uplink: 144.3425 ... 144.3825 MHz, SSB/CW
      
  Downlink: 437.180 ... 437.220 MHz, SSB/CW

Sept 19th 2015

The GMSK downlink of CAS-3H was received on September 20th 2015 at 17:43 UTC on 437.200 MHz in FM. Recorded by DD1US.

On the transponder downlink on 437.246 MHz enclosed signal was received on September 20th 2015 at 17:50 UTC in USB. It is most likely someone testing the transponder. Left to the FM transponder downlink you can also see one burst of the beacon signal. Recorded by DD1US.

On September 24th 2015 student team at Harbin Institute of Technology downloaded the first infrared image taken by LilacSat-2.

 

NUDT-Phone-Sat CAS-3I
Kaituo 1B
#40900
(2015-049B)

CAS-3A to CAS-3I were launched on a Long March 6 (CZ-6) rocket on September 19th 2015 at 23:01:14 UTC. CAS-3I is an experimental pico satellite with a weight of 1kg developed by NUDT (National University of Defense Technology) and CAMSAT.
NUDT-Phone-Sat features the following downlink:
Digital Telemetry:
 437.300 MHz, 9.6kbps, FSK

Sept 19th 2015

Francisco EA7ADI received the 9k6 FSK downlink of NUDT-Phone-Sat on 437.300 MHz on September 27th2015 at 17:50 UTC. Recording kindly provided by Francisco EA7ADI.

TW-1A
TianWang1A
SECM-1
Shankeda 2
#40928
(2015-051D)

A Chinese 2U Cubesat lanuched into a 470km x 485km orbit with an inclination of 97.3°. Telemetry downlink is 435.645 MHz GMSK 4800/9600 CSP, TX interval 10 sec. It is planned to demonstrate formation flying with inter satellite communication using GAMALINK 2.4 GHz spread spectrum at 1Mbps and CSP (CubeSat Space Protocol).

Sept 25th 2015

On the telemetry downlink on 435.645 MHz enclosed signal was received on September 26th 2015 at 18:11 UTC in FM. One can see that there are 2 downlink signals, most likely from TW-1A and TW-1C. The short time offset between the transmissions suggests that the 2 satellites are communicating with each other. Recorded by DD1US.

Francisco EA7ADI received the 4800/9600bd GMSK signal of TW-1A on July 5th 2016 at 19:15 UTC on 435.645 MHz. Recording kindly provided by Francisco EA7ADI.

Jan PE0SAT received the 9600bd GMSK downlink signal of TW-1A on September 24th 2016 at 16:55 UTC on 435.650 MHz. Recording kindly provided by Jan van Gils PE0SAT.

TW-1B
TianWang1B
NJUST-2
#40927
(2015-051C)

A Chinese 2U Cubesat lanuched into a 470km x 485km orbit with an inclination of 97.3°. Telemetry downlink is 437.645 MHz GMSK 4800/9600 CSP, TX interval 20 sec.

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Sept 25th 2015

TW-1C
TianWang1C
NJFA-1
#40926
(2015-051B)

A Chinese 3U Cubesat lanuched into a 470km x 485km orbit with an inclination of 97.3°. Telemetry downlink is 435.645 MHz GMSK 4800/9600 CSP, TX interval 10 sec.

Sept 25th 2015

On the telemetry downlink on 435.645 MHz enclosed signal was received on September 26th 2015 at 18:11 UTC in FM. One can see that there are 2 downlink signals, most likely from TW-1A and TW-1C. The short time offset between the transmissions suggests that the 2 satellites are communicating with each other. Recorded by DD1US.

Francisco EA7ADI received the 9k6 GMSK signal of TW-1C on February 10th 2016 at 19:47 UTC on 435.645 MHz. He used an IC7000 receiver in USB mode and a 2x6 element cross yagi. Recording kindly provided by Francisco EA7ADI.

Jan PE0SAT received the 9600bd GMSK downlink signal of TW-1C on September 25th 2016 at 07:43 UTC on 435.636 MHz. Recording kindly provided by Jan van Gils PE0SAT.

IO-86
Indonesia Oscar 86
LAPAN-A2
LAPAN-ORARI
#40931
(2015-052B)

LAPAN-A2 satellite was launched together with AstroSat by an Indian PSLV-C30 rocket into a 650km high orbit with an inclination of 6 to 8 degree. Thus it crosses the territory of Indonesia 14 times a day.

LAPAN A2, also known as LAPAN-ORARI, is an indonesian microsatellite with a weight of 74 kg. It is a successor of LAPAN-Tubsat and the structure and many subsystems are the same as in its sister satellite LAPAN A3. It carries an AIS (Automatic Identification System) to identify the ships in the waters of Indonesia and a video camera with a range three times wider than the Lapan-Tubsat. It also carries a payload for disaster management by amateur radio communication.

The Earth observation payload of LAPAN A2 consists of a Video camera (Kappa PAL) for 80 km width ground coverage and a Video camera (Kappa HDTV for high resolution satellite color video observation with a ground resolution of 6 m and a ground coverage of 11 × 6 km per video frame.

LAPAN-A2 carries a payload of voice repeaters and an APRS Repeater for communications of the Organisation for Amateur Radio Indonesia (ORARI) during a disaster.

The S-Band downlink at 2220 MHz provides the video signal a data rate of 5 Mbps. The UHF downlink is at 437.425 MHz and provides TT&C (telemetry tracking and command) functions at a data rate of 1200bd. The command uplink is also in the UHF band.

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Sept 28th 2015

AAUSAT-5
#40948
(1998-067GZ)

AAUSat-5 was built by the Aalborg University in Denmark. This 1U Cubesat features a 9k6 GMSK and CW downlink on 437.425 MHz. AAUSat-5 decayed on March 15th 2016.

Oct. 5th 2015

After its successful launch from ISS first signals were reported on October 5th 2015.

Mike DK3WN received the 9k6 GMSK signal of AAUSAT-5 on October 9th 2015 at 19:10 UTC. Recording kindly provided by Mike DK3WN.

GomX-3
#40949
(1998-067HA)

GomX-3 was built by the Aalborg University in Denmark. This 3U Cubesat features a 4k8 bps GMSK downlink on 437.250 MHz using CSP custom frame data packets with an interval of <10 sec. The data rate may be changed to up to 19k2 bps. The transmit power is 1 Watt. It also features an X-band transmitter with a data rate of 3 Mbps.

Oct. 5th 2015

After its successful launch from ISS on October 5th 2015 Roland PY4ZBZ received GomX-3 at 14:36 UTC. Recording and spectrum plot kindly provided by Roland Zurmely PY4ZBZ.

Francisco EA7ADI received the 9k6 GMSK signal of GOMX-3 on February 2nd 2016 at 17:45 UTC on 437.250 MHz. He used an IC7000 receiver in USB mode and a 2x6 element cross yagi. Recording kindly provided by Francisco EA7ADI.

AO-85
FOX-1A
#40967
(2015-058D)

FOX-1A is a 1U 1kg Cubesat featuring an UV-FM-Transponder with an uplink frequency of 435.180 MHz and a downlink frequency of 145.980 MHz. Please note that  67 Hz CTCSS tone is to be used in up- and downlink. The telemetry beacon transmits with 200 bps approx. 300Hz below the audio spectrum. The satellite will also test a MEMS Gyro and a low energy proton experiment. It was successfully launched as part of the GRACE (Government Rideshare Advanced Concepts Experiment) auxiliary paypload on the NROP-55 mission from Vandenburg AFB in USA on an Atlas V vehicle on October 8th 2015. Signals from FOX-1A were reported already shortly after launch.

Oct. 8th 2015

On the downlink on 145.980 MHz enclosed synthesized voice signals were received on October 8th 2015 at 20:47 UTC in FM, then SSB, then FM. The signal was weak as I was using an omni antenna but one can still hear the voice output identifying the satellite as "FOX One". Recorded by DD1US.

On October 9th 2015 at 17:54 UTC the FM transponder was active and quite some activity was audible including F5VKV calling CQ and having some QSOs. Recorded by DD1US.

Francisco EA7ADI received the FM voice downlink signal of FOX-1A on February 10th 2016 at 19:31 UTC on 145.980 MHz. Recording kindly provided by Francisco EA7ADI.

On July 2nd 2016 at 19:08 UTC Francisco EA7ADI received the FM Digital Voice Downlink of FOX-1A on 145.980 MHz. Recording kindly provided by Francisco EA7ADI.

HORYU-4
HORYU-IV
AEGIS
#41340
(2016-012D) 

Horyu-4 was built by students at the Kyushu Institute of Technology in Japan. Its is anArc Event Generation and Investigation Satellite (AEGIS). Its primary mission is testing in space high voltage solar array technology and studying in space electro-static discharge phenomenon. HORYU is a project-based learning platform, and through practical satellite design, development, and testing the involved students study systems engineering. Its uplink is at 437.375 MHz (1200bd AFSK) and the downlink is at 2400.300 MHz (9600bd GMSK). The becaon at 437.375 MHz is transmitting CW and BPSK.

 Feb. 17th 2016

Wakita-san JE9PEL received the 1200bd AFSK downlink signal of Horyu-4 on February 18th 2016 at 10:28 UTC on 437.375 MHz. Recording kindly provided by Wakita-san JE9PEL.

Wakita-san JE9PEL received the CW beacon downlink signal of Horyu-4 on February 19th 2016 at 10:28 UTC on 437.375 MHz. Recording kindly provided by Wakita-san JE9PEL.

Wakita-san JE9PEL received the 100kbps BPSK downlink signal of Horyu-4 on February 20th 2016 at 05:22 UTC on 2400.300 MHz. Recording kindly provided by Wakita-san JE9PEL.

On April 3rd 2016 Wakita-san JE9PEL received the DigiSinger audio downlink signal of Horyu-4 on 437.375 MHz. HORYU-4 played the sound "Japanese Flag". Recording kindly provided by Wakita-san JE9PEL.

Also on April 8th 2016 Wakita-san JE9PEL received the DigiSinger audio downlink signal of Horyu-4 on 437.375 MHz. HORYU-4 played the sound "Japanese Flag". Recording kindly provided by Wakita-san JE9PEL.

On April 8th 2016 Wakita-san JE9PEL received the DigiSinger audio downlink signal of Horyu-4 on 437.375 MHz. HORYU-4 played the sound "Japanese Nathional Anthem Kimigayo". Recording kindly provided by Wakita-san JE9PEL.

On April 9th 2016 Wakita-san JE9PEL received the DigiSinger audio downlink signal of Horyu-4 on 437.375 MHz. HORYU-4 played the sound "2001 A Space Odyssey". Recording kindly provided by Wakita-san JE9PEL.

On May 23rd 2016 from 09:34 until 09:46 UTC Wakita-san JE9PEL received agaiin the 2.4 GHz downlink signal. Enclosed recording and spectrogram of the upper BPSK sideband on 2400.300 MHz + 50kHz was kindly provided by Wakita-san JE9PEL.

Francisco EA7ADI received the CW beacon of HORYU-4 on July 7th 2016 at 18:45 UTC on 437.375 MHz. Recording kindly provided by Francisco EA7ADI.

ChubuSat-2
Kinshachi 2
(NU)
#41338
(2016-012B)

ChubuSat-2, so-called Kinshachi 2, is the second satellite of ChubuSat, a series of 50 kg-class microsatellite, following ChubuSat-1. The size is about 50 cm cubic, and the weight is about 50 kg. It was selected with ChubuSat-3 as one of the piggy-back payloads of the X-ray astronomical satellite ASTRO-H. It was developed in collaboration among Nagoya University, Daido University, and aerospace industrial small and medium-sized companies. It features a UHF CW beacon at 437.100 MHz and a VHF/UHF Store-and-Foreward payload. The uplink is at 145.815 (or 145.840 MHz the published data is not clear) and the downlink is at 437.100 MHz in 9k6 GMSK. The callsign is JJ2YPN.

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Feb. 17th 2016

 

ChubuSat-3
Kinshachi 3
(MHI)
#41339
(2016-012C)

ChubuSat-3 is a 50kg-class microsatellite built by Nagoya University. In 2014, ChubuSat-3 was selected as one of the piggy-back payload of H-IIA launch vehicle. The primary mission of ChubuSat-3 is to observe the situation of the global warming such as reduction of the glacier or retreat of the shoreline. For this mission, ChubuSat-3 has a high resolution camera. A secondary mission is to observe space debris. It features a UHF CW beacon at 437.425 MHz and a VHF/UHF Store-and-Foreward payload. The uplink is at 145.840 MHz in 1k2 AFSK and the downlink is at 437.425 MHz in 9k6 GMSK. The callsign is JJ2YPO.

Feb. 17th 2016

Luciano PY5LF received the CW beacon downlink signal of Chubusat-3 on February 18th 2016 on 437.416 MHz. Recording kindly provided by Luciano PY5LF.

OUFTI-1
#41458
(2016-025C)

AAUSAT-4, E-st@r-II and OUFTI-1 are 1U CubeSats launched on Monday, April 25th at 21:02 UTC on a Russian Soyuz-STA Fregat-M rocket from Kourou / French Guyana. They are secondary payloads to the Earth Observation Satellite Sentinel-1B. The three CubeSats were developed by student teams under the European Space Agency (ESA) Education Office “Fly Your Satellite!” program, which is aimed at training the next generation of aerospace professionals. OUFTI-1 was built by the University of Liege in Belgium and will be the first satellite to carry a DSTAR Digital Voice Transponder. It transmits on 145.950 MHz FSK and D-STAR with the corresponding D-STAR uplink at 435.045 MHz. Its CW beacon transmits on 145.980 MHz.

Apr. 25th 2016

Francisco EA7ADI received the CW beacon signal of OUFTI-1 on April 27h 2016 at 18:10 UTC on 145.980 MHz. Recording kindly provided by Francisco EA7ADI.

On May 2nd 2016 at 16:35 UTC Peter ON4EZJ received the CW beacon of OUFTI-1 on 145.9725 MHz. Recording kindly provided by Peter ON4EZJ.

E-st@r-II
#41459
 (2016-025D)

AAUSAT-4, E-st@r-II and OUFTI-1 are 1U CubeSats launched on Monday, April 25th at 21:02 UTC on a Russian Soyuz-STA Fregat-M rocket from Kourou / French Guyana. They are secondary payloads to the Earth Observation Satellite Sentinel-1B. The three CubeSats were developed by student teams under the European Space Agency (ESA) Education Office “Fly Your Satellite!” program, which is aimed at training the next generation of aerospace professionals. E-st@r-2 was built by the Polytechnic of Turin in Italy and will demonstrate an attitude control system measurements of the Earth's magnetic field. It will transmit on 437.825 MHz in CW and 1200bd AFSK.

The signal from the e-st@r satellite 1200 bps beacon is very weak which may indicate an antenna deployment issue or unexpectedly low transmit power.

Apr. 25th 2016

Roland PY4ZBZ recorded the CW beacon of E-st@r-2 on May 4th 2016 at 21:15h UTC on 437.485 MHz. Recording and audiogram kindly provided by Roland Zurmely PY4ZBZ.

AAUSAT-4
OZ4CUB
#41460
(2016-025E)

AAUSAT-4, E-st@r-II and OUFTI-1 are 1U CubeSats launched on Monday, April 25th at 21:02 UTC on a Russian Soyuz-STA Fregat-M rocket from Kourou / French Guyana. They are secondary payloads to the Earth Observation Satellite Sentinel-1B. The three CubeSats were developed by student teams under the European Space Agency (ESA) Education Office “Fly Your Satellite!” program, which is aimed at training the next generation of aerospace professionals. AAUSAT-4 was built by the University of Aalborg in Denmark and operates an automated ocean vessel identification system. It transmits on 437.425 MHz using the callsign OZ4CUB.

Apr. 25th 2016

Francisco EA7ADI received the CW beacon of AAUSAT-4 on June 21st 2016 at 18:08 UTC on 437.425 MHz. Recording kindly provided by Francisco EA7ADI.

Francisco EA7ADI received the CW beacon of AAUSAT-4 on June 22nd 2016. Recording kindly provided by Francisco EA7ADI.

AIST 2D
Stork'2D
RS-48
#41465
(2016-026B)

AIST-2D is a technology demonstration and scientific research satellite developed at Samara Aerospace University in cooperation with satellite manufacturer TsSKB-Progress. It has a weight of 531 kg and was launched together with RS 48 (SamSat 218D). One of the 8 payloads on board is a P-band radar BiRLK, that can transmit 200 W pulses in the 435 MHz band with a bandwidth of 1 - 30 MHz.
The frequencies of Aist 2D / RS-48 are:

AIST-2D / RS-48 Downlinks
• 435.3065 – 435.3235 MHz Telemetry Data (435.315 MHz)
• 435.3565 – 435.3735 MHz Telemetry Data (435.365 MHz)
• 433 – 438 MHz 200 Watt Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)
• 8025 – 8393 MHz Remote Sensing Data

AIST-2D / RS-48 Uplinks
• 145.831 – 145.849 MHz Control Link
• 145.861 – 145.879 MHz Control Link

AIST-2D transmits telemetry on 435.315 MHz, identifying itself as 'RS 48'.

Apr. 28th 2016

Enrico IW2AGJ recorded the bacon of AIST-2D on May 9th 2016 at 09:43h UTC during orbit #171 on 435.3561 MHz in FM. Recording and spectrum kindly provided by Enrico IW2AGJ.

SAMSAT-218D
Kontakt-Nanosputnik
RS-48
#41466
(2016-026C)

On April 28th 2016 at 02:01 UTC, the Russian 3U cubesat SamSat 218D (aka 'Kontakt-Nanosputnik') was launched from the new Russian satellite launch base 'Vostochny' ('Eastern') in eastern Siberia. SamSat 218D was built at the Samara State University.
The frequencies of SAMSAT-218D are:
145.850 - 145.890 MHz (TRXSSAU downlink)
435.590 - 435.610 MHz (TRXSSAU uplink)

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Apr. 28th 2016

MinXSS-1
#41474
(1998-067HU)

Together with CADRE also MinXSS-1 (Miniature X-Ray Solar Spectrometer) was deployed on May 16th 2016 at 10:05 UTC. This 3U CubeSat was built by scientists and engineers at the University of Colorado, Boulder and the Laboratory for Atmosheric and Space Physics (LASP). Over 40 graduate students, 3 undergraduate students and one high school student have worked on MinXSS. It will transmit 9600bd FSK signals on 437.345 MHz.

May 16th 2016

Francisco EA7ADI received the 9600bd FSK signal of MINXSS on July 10th 2016 at 10:10 UTC on 437.345 MHz in FM. Recording kindly provided by Francisco EA7ADI.

CADRE
NanoRacks-CADRE
#41475
(1998-067HV)

Together with MinXSS-1 also CADRE (Cubesat investigating Atmospheric Density Response to Extreme driving) was deployed on May 16th 2016 at 10:05 UTC. This 3U CubeSat was built by the University of Michigan. It will transmit 9600bd FSK signals on 437.485 MHz and feature also a downlink at 3404 MHz.

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May 16th 2016

STMSAT-1
#41476
(1998-067HW)

A Slow Scan TV (SSTV) CubeSat developed by students at Saint Thomas More Cathedral School (STM) in Arlington, VA, was deployed from the International Space Station on May 16th 2016 at 14:40 UTC. STM is thought to be the first Elementary school to build their own satellite, even Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and First Grade students were involved in the project. The satellite, a 1U CubeSat called STMSat-1, will transmit a SSTV Robot36 mode signal in FM modulation on 437.800 MHz.

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May 16th 2016

NODES-1
#41478
(1998-067HX)

Together with STMSAT-1 also two NODES cubesats (NODES-1 and NODES-2) were deployed on May 16th 2016 at 14:40 UTC. These 1U CubeSats were built by students at Santa Clara University and will demonstrate inter satellite communication. They will transmit 1200bd AFSK signals on 437.100 MHz and 115.2kbps spread spectrum FSK signals in the range of 2401.2...2431.2 MHz.

May 16th 2016

Francisco EA7ADI received the 1200Bd AFSK beacon of NODES-1 on June 25th 2016 at 09:48 UTC on 437.100 MHz. Recording kindly provided by Francisco EA7ADI.

NODES-2
#41477
(1998-067HY)

Together with STMSAT-1 also two NODES cubesats (NODES-1 and NODES-2) were deployed on May 16th 2016 at 14:40 UTC. These 1U CubeSats were built by students at Santa Clara University and will demonstrate inter satellite communication. They will transmit 1200bd AFSK signals on 437.100 MHz and 115.2kbps spread spectrum FSK signals in the range of 2401.2...2431.2 MHz.

May 16th 2016

Francisco EA7ADI received the 1200Bd AFSK beacon of NODES-2 on June 22nd 2016 at 17:20 UTC on 437.100 MHz. Recording kindly provided by Francisco EA7ADI.

NuSat-1
#41557
(2016-033B)

The Argentinian earth observation satellite ÑuSat-1 was launched on a CZ-4B rocket from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in China on May 30th 2016 at 03:17 UTC into a 500 km sun-synchronous orbit with an inclination of 97.5 degrees and a Local Time of the Ascending Node (LTAN) of 10:30. This first satellite of a constellation of 25 has the dimensions of 40 cm × 43 cm × 75 cm and a mass of 37 kg. The spacecraft is equipped with an imaging system operating in visible light and infrared. The constellation will allow for commercially available real-time Earth imaging and video with a ground resolution of 1 m. The satellite was developed based on the experience gained on the BugSat 1 (Tita) prototype satellite. An S/X transponder with 2 W of output power for 8 GHz downlink and 2 GHz uplink will be operating on 100 kHz bandwidth. For backup telemetry, designers are considering an UHF transponder operating at 9k6 GFSK.

ÑuSat-1 carries a linear transponder built by AMSAT Argentina. The inverting U/V transponder, named LUSEX (LU satellite experiment), has an uplink of 435.935 MHz to 435.965 MHz and a downlink of 145.935 MHz to 145.965 MHz. Total power output is 250 mW. There is also a CW beacon at 145.900 MHz with a power output of 70 mW. NuSat-1 also features a GFSK telemetry beacon at 436.445 MHz.

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May 30th 2016

NuSat-2
#41558
(2016-033C)

Together with NuSat-1 also NuSat-2 was launched. It features a GFSK telemetry beacon operating at 437.445 MHz.

May 30th 2016

Jan PE0SAT received the GFSK downlink signal of NuSat-2 on June 1st 2016 at 21:09 UTC on 437.438 MHz. He provided an I/Q-File which I demodulated in FM to hear the pulses and I generated also enclosed spectrum display. Recording kindly provided by Jan van Gils PE0SAT.

 

Sathyabamasat
SB-Sat
#41600
(2016-040B) 

Sathyabamasat is a 2U cubesat with a weight of 1.5 kg. The spacecraft is designed to measure the densities of the green house gases over the region in which it moves on using ARGUS 1000 IR Spectrometer payload. The payload is operated (switched ON) over the regions where we are interested, and it delivers the data to the On-Board Computer (OBC) for transmission, when it crosses the radio window of ground station, which is being built in Sathyabama University premises, Chennai, India.

It features an UHF uplink and a VHF downlink . The downlink is at 145.980 MHz, mode 2400 bps BPSK and CW, output power 200mW

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June 22nd 2016

 

LAPAN-A3
#41603
(2016-040E) 

Downlink 437.325 MHz
Mode: 1200 bps AFSK AX.25 APRS-Digipeater

June 22nd 2016

Francisco EA7ADI received the 1200Bd FFSK beacon of LAPAN-A3 on July 6th 2016 at 09:24 UTC on 437.325 MHz in FM. Recording kindly provided by Francisco EA7ADI.

 

BIROS
#41604
(2016-040F) 

The Firebird payload of the BIROS satellite determines the position and selected fire parameters of already active or newly emerging fires, like temperature, energy, and surface area. The data is transmitted directly to mobile devices. To make that possible the image data are processed already on board and the results are sent over a special modem as an “SMS”. Besides an optical laser downlink it features also an UHF/S-Band downlink. The UHF downlink operates at 437.525 MHz, mode 4800 bps GMSK using the Mobitex protocol.

BIROS will deploy BEESAT-4 some weeks after the launch of BIROS.

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June 22nd 2016

 

BeeSat-4
#41619
(2016-040W) 

BEESAT-4 is a 1U cubesat built by Technische Universität Berlin. BEESAT-4 was deployed by BIROS on September 9th 2016. The CW beacon using the callsign DP0BEH was activated at 12:41 UTC.
Downlink 435.950 MHz, Modes 4800 bps GMSK and CW

June 22nd 2016

Jan PE0SAT received the CW beacon as well as the 4800bd GMSK downlink signal of BeeSat-4 on September 9th 2016 at 18:42 UTC on 435.9577 MHz. Recording kindly provided by Jan van Gils PE0SAT.

Also on September 12th 2016 at 10:12 UTC Jan PE0SAT received the 4800bd GMSK downlink signal of BeeSat-4 on 435.9589 MHz. Recording kindly provided by Jan van Gils PE0SAT.

 

M3MSAT
#41605
(2016-040G) 

The Maritime Monitoring and Messaging Microsatellite (M3MSat) developed by COM DEV Ltd. and SFL was successfully launched on Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C34 from Sriharikota, India.
This 95 kg satellite fe
atures 2 downlinks. The LDRS (Low Data Rate Service) Downlink operates at 400.575 MHz. The 6.25Mbit/s BPSK, QPSK, OQPSK Downlink operates at 2237.5 MHz with an output power of 2.2W

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June 22nd 2016

Swayam COEP
Swayam-1
#41607
(2016-040J) 

Swayam-1 was developed by students at the College of Engineering Pune (COEP). it will provide a text messaging facility using the COEPSAT protocol. Its downlink is at 437.025 MHz. The beacon frequency is 437.025 MHz. The mode is 1200 bps BPSK and CW.

June 22nd 2016

Jean-Pierre F5YG received the CW beacon of SWAYAM on June 23rd 2016 at 09:50 UTC during orbit #20 on 437.025 MHz. The strings being spaced from each other by about 90 seconds were:
SWAYAMSNBNNN
SWAYAMSNVNNN
SWAYAMSNMNNN
SWAYAMSNUNNN
SWAYAMSNSNNN
Pauses were removed in the recording which was kindly provided by Jean-Pierre F5YG

Francisco EA7ADI received the CW beacon of SWAYAM on June 23rd 2016 at 09:57 UTC on 437.025 MHz. Recording kindly provided by Francisco EA7ADI.

Also on June 25th 2016 at 09:23 UTC Francisco EA7ADI received the CW beacon of SWAYAM on 437.025 MHz. Recording kindly provided by Francisco EA7ADI.

3CAT-2
#41732
(2016-051B)

This 6U Cubesat named Cube-Cat-Two built by Universitat Politecnica des Catalunya in Barcelona/Spain. The weight is 7kg. It was launched together with QSS on August 15th 2016 from Jiquan, PRC, on a Long March 2D rocket into a 485km x 503km orbit with an inclination of 97.4 degree.

Downlinks 145.970 MHz 9600Bd BPSK and 2401.00 MHz 100kbps GMSK

Aug. 15th 2016

Jan PE0SAT received the 9600bd BPSK downlink signal of 3CAT-2 on August 24th 2016 at 23:55 UTC on 145.970 MHz. Recording kindly provided by Jan van Gils PE0SAT.

AlSat-1N
#41789
(2016-059G) 

AlSat-1N is a 3U cubesat built in collaboration between the Algerian Space Agency (ASAL), UK Space Agency (UKSA), Surrey Space Centre (SSC) and Algerian students. It was launched on the Indian PSLV-C35 mission . It features a 9600bpsk FSK downlink on 437.650 MHz.

Sept. 26th 2016

Jan PE0SAT received the 9600bd BPSK downlink signal of AlSat-1N on September 23rd 2016 at 12:08 UTC on 437.519 MHz. Recording kindly provided by Jan van Gils PE0SAT.

 

Pratham
#41791
(2016-059J) 

The satellite Pratham, built by students at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, is expected to launch on the Indian PSLV-C35 mission currently planned for September 26th 2016. Pratham, a 300x300x300mm satellite with a mass of 10 kg, aims to measure total electron count in a 800 km altitude Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO). Here are the planned downlinks:

Beacon:
Frequency: 145.980 MHz, Mode: CW, wpm: 35 words,
(The CW beacon will be on through out the orbit and can be received from anywhere.)

Downlink:
Frequency: 437.455 MHz, Mode: FSK, Baudrate: 1200 bps
(To be switched on over France and India only)

Sept. 26th 2016

Jean-Pierre F5YG received the CW beacon during Pratham's orbit #43 on September 29th 2016 on 145.980 MHz. Recording kindly provided by F5YG.

 

CAS-2T
Fengtai-1
Dream 1
#41845
(2016-066E) 

CAS-2T (Dream 1) is a technical verification satellite for CAMSAT CAS-2 series amateur radio satellites. Developed by middle school students with the support of China's Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology, the Science and Technology Museum, and the Eastern Highlands Qian Youth Space Sciences Organization, the 2U CubeSat carries a ham radio 145/435 MHz FM transponder. CAS-2T was intentionally not separated from the final stage of rocket CZ-11(Y2). The final stage was originally expected to be in orbit for up to 30 days before re-entering the Earth’s atmosphere but reports indicate the orbit is 504 x 1030 km which could give an orbital lifetime of years. Amateur radio payloads:
CW Telemetry Beacon:435.710MHz
FM Transponder Uplink:145.925MHz
FM Transponder Downlink:435.615MHz

Nov 9th 2016

Luciano PY5LF received the CW beacon downlink signal of CAS-2T on November 23rd 2016 at 21:00 UTC on 435.710 MHz. Recording kindly provided by Luciano PY5LF.

Max Valier Sat
#414xx
(2016-0xxx) 

Max Valier Sat is a 15 kg nanosatellite with an X-ray astronomy payload and an amateur radio payload. It is built in collaboration by the Gewerbeoberschule "Max Valier" Bozen, the Gewerbeoberschule "Oskar von Miller" Meran and the Amateurastronomen "Max Valier". The Max Planck Institut für extraterrestrische Physik Garching provides the small X-ray telescope µRosi, which allows amateur astronomers for the first time to see the sky in X-ray wavelength. OHB-System provides support and the launch opportunity on an indian PSLV rocket. Its communication payload includes:
Downlink 145.860 MHz
Beacon: 145.960 MHz mode CW

tbd in 2016

Venta-1
#414xx
(2016-0xxx)

Venta-1 is Latvia's first satellite. The 7.5 kg satellite is built in cooperation of students and German OHB Systems. It features a CW-Beacon on 437.325 MHz and also an S-band high speed data downlink with a data rate of up to 1 Mbit/s.

It is planned to be launched on an Indian PSLV-C34 rocket together with Max Valier Sat. However after launch of this rocket no reports were given and it is unclear whether the 2 satellites were launched.

tbd in 2016

UPSat
QB50GR02
#414xx
(1998-067xx)

2U Cubesat built by the University of Patras. I features a 9600bpsk FSK downlink on 435.800 MHz. It will be delivered to the ISS by Orbital ATK and then deployed by the NanoRacks deployment pod aboard the ISS.

tbd in 2017

 

P4A
Phase-4A
Es'hailSat-2

Es'hailSat-2 is a commercial communications satellite of Qatar which carries an amateur radio payload planned by AMSAT-DL. The satellite will be launched into a geostationary orbit and positioned at 25,5° East. Es'hailSat-2 will allow long distance contacts from the east coast of South America, all over Europe and Africa, the middle East most of China and Russia. You will get a map with the Earth coverage if you click to the icon on the right. There will be two non-inverting ham-radio transponders: a narrowband (250 kHz) and a wideband (8 MHz) amateur radio transponders with the following up- and downlinks:
Narrowband (SSB, CW, SSTV) transponder:
Uplink: 2400.050 -2400.300 MHz RHCP
Downlink: 10489.550 - 10489.800 MHz LVP
Wideband (DATV, high speed data) transponder:
Uplink: 2401.500 -2409.500 MHz RHCP
Downlink: 10491.000 - 10499.000 MHz LHP
EIRP at the edge of coverage (EoC) will be 35dBW
G/T at the edge of coverage (EoC) will be -12dB/°K
With the position on 25,5° East direction from my QTH will be Azimuth 155,8° and Elevation 32°. If you have an unobstructed view to Astra on 19,2° East (here Azimuth 163,8° and Elevation 33,6°) you will most likely also be able to "see" Es'hailSat-2.
Es'hailSat-2 will be launched end of 2016 by SpaceX on a Falcon-9 rocket.

planned for Q3/2017

P4B
Phase-4B

AMSAT-NA has accepted the opportunity to be a “hosted payload” on a spacecraft that Millennium Space Systems (MSS) of El Segundo, California, is under contract to design, launch, and operate for the US government. This spacecraft is expected to be initially located over America around 74° West and later it will be parked over Australia. The satellite’s potential footprint could extend over the US from the Mid-Pacific to Africa. It is not yet clear whether its footprint will cover the very Western part of Europe. Most likely it will not be able to be operated from Germany. The transponder will use digital modulation schemes with FDMA up and TDMA down. Downlink modulaton will be QPSK/OK-QPSK up to 10 Mbit/s. Mosst likely there will be no linear transponder on this satellite. The following up- and downlink frequency bands are presently envisioned:
Uplink 5655 -5665 MHz
Downlink: 10455 - 10465 MHz

planned for beginning of 2017

Heimdallr

AMSAT-NA plans a Lunar Mission with a 5 Ghz to 10 GHz transponder. Heimdallr is a 3 axis stabilized 6U CubeSat with a mass of approximately 8kg. It will have a Cold Gas Thruster for inertia dump and a star tracker for navigation. Deployable, gimbled solar panels will produce up to 100 watts of DC power, electric propulsion will be used to achieve lunar orbit. There will be a combination of omni and directional patch antennas on one side of spacecraft. The first part of mission is to provide Telemetry, Tracking, and Command (TT&C) to obtain lunar orbit. The second part is to perform the data downlink experiment while the final part is to provide a two way regenerative repeater and analog repeater in lunar orbit for lifetime of satellite.

Proposing these downlinks:
• Omni transponder: 10.451 GHz +/- 0.5 MHz
• Directional transponder: 10.4575 GHz. +/- 3.5 MHz
• Analog transponder: 10.4665 GHz. +/- 2.0 MHz

For the first part of the mission (TT&C) using 300 bps BPSK 1/2 rate viterbi Ranging 1.5 Mbps BPSK DSSS. For the  second part of mission 4.5 Mbps QPSK ½ rate DVB-S2. For the final part of mission 25 kbps BPSK 1/5 rate DVB-S2.

Proposing these Uplinks:
• Omni transponder: 5.651 GHz +/- 0.5 MHz
• Directional transponder: 5.6575 GHz. +/- 3.5 MHz
• Analog transponder: 5.665 GHz. +/- 2 MHz

It is anticipated that a 1 or 2 metre dish will be required using the AMSAT designed ground station equipment.

planned for September 2018

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