The OSSI-1 CubeSat lifted off on a Soyuz-2-1a with the research satellite Bion-M1 from Launch Complex 31 at Baikonur in Kazakhstan on Friday, April 19 at 1000 UT and was deployed from the Pod mounted on top of Bion-M1 at 1615 UT.
Korean artist and radio amateur Hojun Song DS1SBO has spent 7 years developing his Open Source Satellite Initiative satellite OSSI-1. He has designed and built it from scratch using readily available components rather than expensive space qualified hardware. The launch was the most expensive part of the project costing $100,000.
OSSI-1 has a 12 WPM CW Morse code beacon on 145.980 MHz, a data communications transceiver on 437.525 MHz using AX.25 FSK packet radio and carries a 44 watt LED optical beacon to flash Morse code messages to observers on Earth.
The OSSI-1 145.980 MHz Morse Code beacon will send “OS0 DE OSSI1 ANYOUNG”.
OSSI-1 launched on April 19, 2013 on a Soyuz-2-1b rocket from the Baikonur launch facility in Kazakhstan along with the Bion-M1, SOMP, BEESAT 2, BEESAT 3 and Dove-2 satellites.
In this 20 minute video Korean artist Hojun Song DS1SBO and Donghee Park describe the Open Source Satellite Initiative amateur radio CubeSat OSSI-1.
Watch How OSSI-1 Satellite Works: General Overview
The OSSI telemetry data format spreadsheet can be seen at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AjtQ6cJ4QOqJdGpHNnRtUWZJV0w4TTFKRU9WYTZqc3c#gid=5
The Korean national amateur radio society KARL described the OSSI-1 CubeSat in their report to the International Amateur Radio Union Region 3 Triennial conference which was held in Viet Nam in 2012. Read the report at http://www.iaru-r3.org/15r3c/docs/019.doc
Watch the BBC TV report: Korean artist has high hopes for his homemade satellite
OSSI CubeSat in New Scientist Magazine
Hojun Song DS1SBO visited London to give a well received presentation on his CubeSat at the WIRED 2012 event
Interview ohmynews http://tinyurl.com/OSSI-Interview-ohmynews
Open Source Satellite Initiative (OSSI) http://opensat.cc/