IARU agrees 437.525 MHz for ITF-1

Ayano Okamura ITF-1 Project Manager

The Cubesat “Image The Future” ITF-1 build by students at the University of Tsukuba has had the frequency of 437.525 MHz coordinated by the IARU Amateur Satellite Frequency Cooordination panel.

IFT-1 recently underwent thermal vacuum testing.

It is planned to be launched on a H-IIA rocket in the fiscal year 2013. The orbit will be 400 by 350km with an inclination of 65 degrees.

The formal name ITF-1 comes from the initial letter of the university slogan “Imagine The Future”.  The satellite also has a popular name YUI which means “bond” in Japanese, it came from the project’s concept‚ “Creating the Worldwide Human Community”.

The UTF-1 Project Manager is Ayano Okamura and you can read her blog at http://tinyurl.com/ITF-1-ProjectManagerBlog

The Chief Tech blog by Asai Eisuke is at http://tinyurl.com/ITF-1-TechBlog

ITF-1 (YUI) on the IARU Amateur Satellite Frequency Coordination pages http://www.amsatuk.me.uk/iaru/formal_detail.php?serialnum=226


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