The amateur radio satellite HORYU-2 was successfully launched on Thursday, May 17 at 1639 UT and its signals have been received by radio amateurs around the world.
Built by students at the Kyushu Institute of Technology (KIT) HORYU-2 is 350 * 310 * 315 mm and has a mass is 7.1 kg. It was launched into a Sun-Synchronous 680 km orbit with an inclination of 98.2°. The TLE’s for tracking are available at http://kitsat.ele.kyutech.ac.jp/Documents/ground_station/TLE.txt
The satellite’s callsign is JG6YBW and radio amateurs are asked to listen for the 437.375 MHz (+/- 9 kHz Doppler shift) telemetry downlink that will be using 20 wpm Morse Code or 1200 bps AX.25 FSK packet radio.
There will be a monthly competition for those who send data received from the telemetry to the KIT server, via the HORYU-2 telemetry analysis software.
The free HORYU-2 telemetry software and details of the competition can be downloaded from
Further information on HORYU-2 is at http://www.uk.amsat.org/7404
KIT HORYU-2 Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/277436165678985/
HORYU-2 CW Telemetry Decoder by DK3WN http://tinyurl.com/SatSoftwareDK3WN/
Satscape satellite tracking software http://satscape.info/satscape/
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