The IARU Satellite Frequency Coordination Panel have announced a new frequency for the Ukrainian amateur radio CubeSat PolyITAN-1, planned to launch from Yasny in Russia.
IARU say the new frequency of 437.675 MHz was needed to avoid interference occurring with another spacecraft on the same launch.
PolyITAN-1 was built by students at the Kiev National University “KPI” in cooperation with the Ukrainian ham radio community.
The mission is to launch Ukrainian educational satellite build by KPI students and space exploration enthusiasts. Specific mission targets are:
• Develop, build, test, launch and operate a Ukrainian small satellite platform based on the CubeSat standard.
• Conduct mission experiments with following payloads:
. o Sun sensor
. o Attitude position and orientation system including system software
. o Test on-board GLONASS/GPS navigation subsystem
• Build ground segment infrastructure for satellite communication
• Develop and test onboard and ground telecommunication software, implement telecommunication protocols
• Establish cooperation between educational institute, space agency(s) and various government authorities, Ham radio community
PolyITAN-1 is a 1U CubeSat which will have a 1200 bps AFSK AX25 600 mW downlink on 437.675 MHz. It will also have a CW beacon (EM0UKPI).
Architecture Design of PolyITAN-1
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