International Space Station – Image Credit NASA
Masahiro Arai JN1GKZ reports that six CubeSats delivered to the International Space Station by the HTV-6 will deploy from the ISS using the new JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (J-SSOD) on Monday, January 16.
The new J-SSOD has four satellite install cases. One satellite install case has 3U space, so the new J-SSOD could deploy twelve 1U CubeSats at a time.
The six CubeSats are installed as follows:
#1 three 1U CubeSats ITF-2、WASEDA-SAT3、FREEDOM
#2 one 3U CubeSat EGG
#3 one 2U CubeSat AOBA-VELOX3
#4 one 3U CubeSat TuPOD (including Tancredo1 and OSNSAT)
ITF-2、WASEDA-SAT3、AOBA-VELOX3, TuPOD and Tancredo1 have amateur radio downlinks.
#1 and #2 will be deployed at 0900-0930z January 16, #3 and #4 will be 1030-1100z.
Live broadcast will start at 0850z on the JAXA YouTube channel.
IARU Amateur Satellite Frequency Coordination http://amsat.org.uk/iaru
Middle School Students’ Tancredo-1 TubeSat Scheduled for Launch
ITF-2 CubeSat to deploy from ISS
ITF-2 reception report form https://operationitf-2.blogspot.co.uk/p/blog-page_58.html
TubeSat in space – Image credit Interorbital Systems
The TuPOD 3U mission will allow the in-orbit deployment of the first TubeSats – Tancredo 1, from Brazil and Ulises 1, from Mexico.
Both satellites are educational satellites and involve young students in the projects. TuPOD will integrate the two satellites inside a 3U CubeSat Structure designed to allow the coupling between TubeSat and the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (J-SSOD) launch mechanism.
The TuPOD will release the two satellites after 2 days, in accordance with NASA safety requirements. After the TubeSat deployment, the TuPOD will start is own mission receiving and sending data to amateur radio ground stations.
The TuPOD electronics have been designed by students at Morehead State University and is an updated version of $50SAT PocketQube electronics and Telemetry, Tracking & Command (TT&C) system.
Proposing a 1k2 GMSK UHF downlink and now expected to be deployed fom the ISS in spring 2015.
Tancredo 1 http://www.frequency.com/video/pres-tancredo-de-almeida-neves/176861394
Ulises 1 in Google English http://tinyurl.com/Ulises-1-TubeSat
IARU Satellite Frequency Coordination Panel http://www.amsat.org.uk/iaru