Two microsatellites DSLWP-A and DSLWP-B carrying amateur radio payloads are planned to launch with the Chang’e 4 Relay satellite on a CZ-4C from the Xichang Space Center into lunar orbit early Monday, May 21 Beijing time (2130 GMT May 20).
Wei Mingchuan BG2BHC reports DSLWP is a lunar formation flying mission for low frequency radio astronomy, amateur radio and education, consists of two microsatellites.
Developed by students at the Harbin Institute of Technology the amateur radio payload onboard DSLWP-A1 will provide telecommand uplink and telemetry / digital image downlink. An open telecommand is also designed to allow amateurs to send commands to take and download an image.
The satellites are 50x50x40 cm with a mass of about 45 kg and are 3-axis stabilized. Two linear polarization antennas are mounted along and normal to the flight direction.
The downlinks for DSLWP-A1 are 435.425 MHz and 436.425 MHz while downlinks for DSLWP-A2 are 435.400 MHz and 436.400 MHz using 10K0F1DCN or 10K0F1DEN. Will use 250/500 bps GMSK with turbo code or JT4G. Uplinks are reported to be in the 144 MHz band.
Nico PA0DLO says the two satellites, (also known as LongJiang 1 and 2) are planned to perform formation flying in a high elliptical orbit around the Moon (300 x 9000 km).
After launch it will take about 4 and a half days to reach the Moon. This GMAT script should work well for the first days after launch
The groundstation used in this script is a random location in New York City. You can change this to your location by updating the values under the GroundStation tab in GMAT.
DSLWP Radio Information http://lilacsat.hit.edu.cn/wp/?page_id=844
IARU Amateur Satellite Frequency Coordination pages http://www.amsat.org.uk/iaru/