ICUBE-1 CubeSat

Camera Module

Camera Module

Students at the Institute of Space Technology (IST) have been building Pakistan’s first CubeSat ICUBE-1. Like a number of new CubeSats its communications subsystem is capable of acting as an “AO-16 mode” FM to DSB transponder.

The IARU amateur satellite frequency coordination panel pages say that the VHF downlink will operate as a 1k2 BPSK beacon but has the capability of being configured as an FM-DSB transponder. A downlink on 145.947 MHz and an uplink on 435.060 MHz have been coordinated.

It is planned to have an imaging payload with a small low resolution CMOS sensor. The C3188A imaging module uses Omnivision’s CMOS image sensor OV7620. The camera will be mounted on the Z+ face of the ICUBE and can take continental scale images.

ICUBE http://www.icube.org.pk/

Student Satellite Project http://www.ist.edu.pk/student_satellite.html

Institute of Space Technology (IST) http://www.ist.edu.pk/

Norwegian Student’s CubeSTAR in the press

CubeSTAR

CubeSTAR

The CubeSTAR amateur radio satellite being built by students at the University of Oslo features on page 2 of the December 14 issue of Electronics Weekly.

CubeSTAR is a project which aims to improve and support future space weather monitoring. Its scientific purpose is to monitor space weather in the Polar Regions where it will measure ion density and turbulence using the multiple-Neddle Langmuir Probes system developed at the University in Oslo.

These probes are based on a new concept that will increase the spatial resolution down to a few meters. After deployment in space the probes will unfold and record data that will be transmitted to a ground station. CubeSTAR is a 2U cubesat and will use AX.25 packet radio on 437.465 MHz.

Read page 2 of Electronics Weekly at http://cde.cerosmedia.com/1C4ee6257db71e1467.cde

CubeSTAR http://cubestar.no/

University of Oslo – CubeSTAR http://www.mn.uio.no/fysikk/english/research/projects/cubestar/

CubeSTAR on IARU Amateur Satellite Frequency Coordination pages provided by AMSAT-UK
http://www.amsatuk.me.uk/iaru/finished_detail.php?serialnum=191

AMSAT-UK publishes a colour A4 newsletter, OSCAR News, which is full of Amateur Satellite information.
Free sample issue at http://www.uk.amsat.org/on_193_final.pdf
Join online at http://tinyurl.com/JoinAMSAT-UK

Norwegian Student's CubeSTAR in the press

CubeSTAR

CubeSTAR

The CubeSTAR amateur radio satellite being built by students at the University of Oslo features on page 2 of the December 14 issue of Electronics Weekly.

CubeSTAR is a project which aims to improve and support future space weather monitoring. Its scientific purpose is to monitor space weather in the Polar Regions where it will measure ion density and turbulence using the multiple-Neddle Langmuir Probes system developed at the University in Oslo.

These probes are based on a new concept that will increase the spatial resolution down to a few meters. After deployment in space the probes will unfold and record data that will be transmitted to a ground station. CubeSTAR is a 2U cubesat and will use AX.25 packet radio on 437.465 MHz.

Read page 2 of Electronics Weekly at http://cde.cerosmedia.com/1C4ee6257db71e1467.cde

CubeSTAR http://cubestar.no/

University of Oslo – CubeSTAR http://www.mn.uio.no/fysikk/english/research/projects/cubestar/

CubeSTAR on IARU Amateur Satellite Frequency Coordination pages provided by AMSAT-UK
http://www.amsatuk.me.uk/iaru/finished_detail.php?serialnum=191

AMSAT-UK publishes a colour A4 newsletter, OSCAR News, which is full of Amateur Satellite information.
Free sample issue at http://www.uk.amsat.org/on_193_final.pdf
Join online at http://tinyurl.com/JoinAMSAT-UK