BUAA-SAT Amateur Radio Satellite

BUAA-SAT

BUAA-SAT

BUAA-SAT is a university micro-satellite project developed by the students of Beihang University (Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics). It carries an amateur radio 435/145 MHz FM voice transponder.

The satellite has a mass of 30kg, dimensions of 30cm*30cm*50cm and aims to go into a 600-800 km Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO) from Taiyuan in late 2014. The primary missions are:
– To study the application of COTS components used in the onboard electronic system
– To demonstrate the coilable mast deployment mechanism
– To carry out imaging using three CMOS cameras

Moreover, it provides a 27dBm U/V FM voice transponder for the use of radio hams world-wide as well as a 20dBm CW beacon and a 27dBm AX.25 beacon also in the 145 MHz band.

BUAA-SAT website http://sat.buaa.edu.cn/

BUAA-SAT Group in Google English http://tinyurl.com/BUAA-SAT-Group

Image Credit – Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (BUAA)