UKube-1 to launch in June 2013


Artists impression of UKube-1 in orbit

Artists impression of UKube-1 in orbit – Credit Clyde Space

The Herald newspaper reports that the CubeSat UKube-1 will be launched in June, 2013.

The spacecraft is being built for the UK Space Agency (UKSA) by Clyde Space and the launch will take place from Baikonur in Kazakhstan on a Soyuz-2 along with TechDemoSat-1.

The newspaper reports that Clyde Space has announced plans for a base in the United States.

UKube-1 will carry a set of AMSAT-UK FUNcube boards to provide an amateur radio 435/145 MHz linear transponder and a 1200 bps BPSK beacon for educational outreach.

Watch UKube-1 CubeSat payload animation

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