The launch is currently planned for June 19 from the Russian ICBM base at Dombarovsky near Yasny on a Dnepr rocket manufactured in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. The satellites will be put into a 650 km Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO).
The IARU Amateur Satellite Frequency Coordination Panel has announced coordinated frequencies for both CubeSats.
QB50p1 will have a VHF 9600 bps BPSK telemetry downlink plus a separate payload from AMSAT-NL. This will comprise of a linear U/V transponder similar to that already flying on FUNcube-1 with an output of 400 mW.
• 145.815 MHz 9600 bps BPSK telemetry beacon
• Inverting SSB/CW linear transponder 400 mW PEP
– 435.035 – 435.065 MHz Uplink LSB
– 145.935 – 145.965 MHz Downlink USB
QB50p2 will have a VHF 9600 bps BPSK telemetry downlink plus a separate RF payload from AMSAT-F which will comprise of a FM voice transponder with UHF uplink and VHF downlink. It will also transmit FX25 telemetry at 9600 bps.
• 145.880 MHz 9600 bps BPSK telemetry beacon
• 145.840 MHz 9600 bps FSK FX25
QB50 Precursor Flight https://www.qb50.eu/index.php/precursor-flight
AMSAT-UK Colloquium announcement
IARU Satellite Frequency Coordination Panel Status Page http://www.amsat.org.uk/iaru
IARU Amateur Radio Satellite Frequency Coordination http://www.iaru.org/satellite.html
It is believed the Dnepr launch from Dombarovsky near Yasny may carry 38 satellites:
Kazakhstan MRES, DEIMOS-2, SkySat-3
Hodoyoshi-3, Hodoyoshi-4 microsatellites http://vimeo.com/82167566
BugSat-1 a 25 kg microsatellite
UniSat-6 microsatellite which will deploy the satellites: Tigrisat, AeroCube6, ANTELSAT, Lemur-1, SaudiSat-4. Serpens was also expected to be carried but Serpens is now manifested on the SpaceX 05 Dragon flight for deployment from the ISS.
CubeSats: TabletSat-Aurora, BRITE-Toronto, BRITE- Montreal, AprizeSat- 9, AprizeSat-10, Duchifat-1, Perseus-M 1, Perseus-M 2, PACE, ANTELSAT, AeroCube 6, DTUSat-2
QuadPack-1 and QuadPack-2 quadruple (4U) CubeSat Deployment Pods will deploy these 2U CubeSats: QB50p1, QB50p2, UNSA-SAT1 (3400 MHz) and ESTELLE
11 Planet Labs Cubesats Flock-1c-1 to Flock-1c-11