CAS-2T a technical verification satellite for CAMSAT CAS-2 series amateur radio satellite launched at 23:42 UT November 9, 2016 on a CZ-11 rocket. The 2U CubeSat, developed by students from Fengtai District, Xicheng and Haidian District secondary schools, carries a ham radio 145/435 MHz FM transponder.
CAS-2T and another satellite with an amateur radio payload, KS-1Q (436.500 MHz), are attached to the final stage of the CZ-11 rocket. The final stage was originally expected to be in orbit for up to 30 days before re-entering the Earth’s atmosphere but reports indicate the orbit is 504 x 1030 km which could give an orbital lifetime of years.
On the AMSAT Bulletin Board Alan Kung BA1DU writes:
CAS-2T Amateur radio payloads:
CW Telemetry Beacon： 435.710 MHz
FM Transponder Uplink： 145.925 MHz
FM Transponder Downlink： 435.615 MHz
Alan Kung, BA1DU
Online real time tracking of CAS-2T and KS-1Q http://www.n2yo.com/?s=41845&df=1
News report https://www.chinaspaceflight.com/satellite/fengtai-shaonian-01.html
Mike Rupprecht DK3WN – CAS-2T seems to be Object 2016-66E http://www.dk3wn.info/p/?p=75971
‘Keps’ for new satellites launched in past 30 days http://celestrak.com/NORAD/elements/tle-new.txt
The CAS-2T FM transponder does not appear to be fully functioning, see the report of Daniel Estévez EA4GPZ / M0HXM at http://destevez.net/2016/11/some-measurements-of-cas-2t-on-orbit-25/
KS-1Q like CAS-2T is also attached to the final stage of the CZ-11. It is reported to be a 1U CubeSat with a technology and launch vehicle monitoring payload. Downlink frequency 436.500 MHz ±Doppler with 20 kbps GMSK, CC712 with RS(255,223) every 8-10 seconds https://www.chinaspaceflight.com/satellite/KS-1Q.html
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