Monday, May 16, 2016 saw the deployment of five CubeSats carrying amateur radio payloads.
UK astronaut Tim Peake KG5BVI / GB1SS deployed the first two satellites MinXSS-1 and CADRE from the Japanese ISS Kibo module at 1005 UT. The Slow Scan Television (SSTV) satellite STMSat-1, built by Elementary students at Saint Thomas More Cathedral School (STM), was deployed along with the pair of NODES CubeSats built by students at Santa Clara University at 1440 UT.
STM is thought to be the first Elementary school to build their own satellite, even Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and First Grade students were involved in the project. It is designed to transmit a Robot36 SSTV signal.
UPDATE May 18: STMSat-1 Twitter feed suggests listening 437.000 MHz FM.
UPDATE May 20: STMSat-1 Twitter feed suggests listening 437.800 MHz FM.
IARU Coordinated Frequencies:
• STMSat-1 437.800 MHz FM SSTV Robot36
• MinXSS-1 437.345 MHz 9600 bps FSK
• CADRE 437.485 MHz 9600 bps FSK and 3.404 GHz
• NODES 437.100 MHz 1200 bps AX.25 and 2401.2-2431.2 MHz 115.2 kbps spread spectrum FSK
Watch NASA video on the First Elementary School Built CubeSat
How Did 400 Grade School Students Built A Nano-Satellite?
First CubeSat Built by an Elementary School Deployed into Space
MinXSS CubeSat http://lasp.colorado.edu/home/minxss/
CADRE CubeSat http://exploration.engin.umich.edu/blog/?page_id=961
NODES mission dashboard http://nodes.engr.scu.edu/
School SSTV CubeSat to deploy from ISS
MinXSS and CADRE CubeSats ISS Deployment
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