LQSat Launched

A CZ-2D rocket launch

A CZ-2D rocket launch

LQSat was launched into a 656 km sun synchronous orbit at 0413 UT on Wednesday, October 7 from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center (JSLC) in Inner Mongolia on a Chang Zheng 2D (CZ-2D) rocket.

The satellite was developed by researchers and students at the Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics (CIOMP) and carries an amateur radio payload.

LQSat is technology demonstrator measuring 40x40x60 cm with a mass of 50 kg and carries a 2 m resolution camera as the main payload.

The IARU coordinated downlink frequencies are
• 437.650 MHz at 0.5 watts (27 dBm) with either 25 WPM CW or 4800 bps MSK CSP packet data
• 2404 MHz at 1 watt (30 dBm) using 1 Mbps QPSK

Launch report http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2015/10/china-launches-jilin-1-mission-long-march-2d/