The $50SAT team have applied for and been designated an OSCAR number for their PocketQube satellite – Morehead-OSCAR-76, or MO-76.
$50SAT is one of the smallest amateur radio satellites ever launched at 5x5x7.5 cm and weighs only 210 grams. Transmitter power is just 100 mW on 437.505 MHz (+/-9 kHz Doppler shift) FM CW/RTTY. It uses the low cost Hope RFM22B single chip radio and PICaxe 40X2 processor.
$50SAT has been a collaborative education project between Professor Bob Twiggs, KE6QMD, Morehead State University and three other radio amateurs, Howie DeFelice, AB2S, Michael Kirkhart, KD8QBA, and Stuart Robinson, GW7HPW.
$50SAT PocketQube Amateur Radio Challenge
Further information in the $50SAT Dropbox https://www.dropbox.com/sh/l3919wtfiywk2gf/-HxyXNsIr8
$50SAT – Eagle2 – Communications – Release Version V1_1.pdf
Hope RFM22B single chip radio http://www.hoperf.com/rf/fsk_module/RFM22B.htm
There is a discussion group for $50SAT http://groups.yahoo.com/groups/50dollarsat/
Information on obtaining an OSCAR number for your satellite can be found on the OSCAR Numbers Policy page at http://www.amsat.org/?page_id=2478