Swedish Radio Show Features Hojun Song DS1SBO and OSSI CubeSat

Hojun Song DS1SBO and the NovaNano FlyMate deployer

On Monday, November 26 at 12:10 CET Swedish Radio broadcast a show about the Maker Movement that included an item on Hojun Song DS1SBO and the OSSI CubeSat that is planned to launch on a Soyuz-2-1b rocket into a 575 km 63° inclination orbit in April 2013.

The item featuring Hojun Song DS1SBO started about 1:20 into the show and the MP3 can be downloaded from http://sverigesradio.se/topsy/ljudfil/4274449.mp3

A picture and details of the show in Google English are at http://bit.ly/TlA6B

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OSSI CubeSat in New Scientist Magazine



Hojun Song DS1SBO and the NovaNano FlyMate™ deployer

Hojun Song DS1SBO and the NovaNano FlyMate™ deployer

New Scientist magazine has an article about Hojun Song DS1SBO and his Open Source Satellite Initiative OSSI-1 CubeSat.

OSSI-1 is planned to launch in the 2nd quarter of 2013 into a 575 km 63° inclination orbit 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. The Soyuz-2-1b launch had originally been planned for August 2012 but was delayed.

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Video – Make It Happen – CubeSat Keynote Presentation

Korean artist Hojun Song DS1SBO traveled to Malmö in Sweden to give this keynote presentation about his innovative amateur radio CubeSat OSSI-1 to the Media Evolution Conference on August 23.

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Video – How the Amateur Radio Satellite OSSI-1 Works

Donghee Park and Hojun Song with OSSI-1 CubeSat

Donghee Park and Hojun Song with OSSI-1 CubeSat

In this 20 minute video Korean artist Hojun Song DS1SBO and Donghee Park describe the Open Source Satellite Initiative amateur radio CubeSat OSSI-1.

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RSGB Amateur Radio Books used by Korean Satellite Pioneer

RSGB VHF-UHF Manual and Radio Communication Handbook used by Korean satellite pioneer Sungdong Park

The RSGB amateur radio books VHF-UHF Manual and the Radio Communication Handbook were referenced by Korean satellite pioneer Sungdong Park when he made the first Korean satellite KitSAT-OSCAR-23 in early 90’s.

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OSSI CubeSat to Launch in December

Funds for the OSSI CubeSat have been raised by selling T-shirts

The amateur radio CubeSat OSSI is planned to launch in December according to an Antara News article. [UPDATE rocket launch has been delayed and may now be April 2013]

The article describes how Korean artist Hojun Song DS1SBO developed his own home made satellite and says radio operators will be able to communicate with the satellite. If all goes well, it will repeat a message in Morse code using its LED lights at a set time and location.

The DIY satellite OSSI is planned to launch on a Soyuz-2-1b from the Baikonur launch facility in Kazakhstan in December with the Bion-M 1 and Dove 2 satellites. (The Dove 2 CubeSat will transmit images on a 2.4 GHz downlink). The satellites will be placed into an orbit with an apogee of 575 km, perigee of 290 km and inclination of 64.9 degrees. They are expected to remain in orbit for about a year before burning up on re-entry into the Earth’s atmosphere.

The OSSI uplink is in the 145 MHz band and the downlink in the 435 MHz band.

Read the Antara News story Homemade Korean satellite to go boldly into space

Read the Telegraph newspaper article South Korean artist set to launch homemade satellite http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/southkorea/9428047/South-Korean-artist-set-to-launch-homemade-satellite.html

Daily Mail newspaper Watch out, Nasa! Korean launches $500 satellite built from scavenged parts – and could kick off a DIY space race http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2179151/DIY-space-race-South-Korean-artist-launches-500-satellite-built-scavenged-parts.html

The Times of India Artist makes satellite at home in just $500 http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/personal-tech/computing/Artist-makes-satellite-at-home-in-just-500/articleshow/15162830.cms

BBC TV report South Korean artist has high hopes for his homemade satellite http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19007475

Open Source Satellite Initiative (OSSI) http://opensat.cc/

OSSI CubeSat – Ground Station Video http://www.uk.amsat.org/7218

OSSI Art CubeSat to Launch in August http://www.uk.amsat.org/6993

Korean artist Hojun Song DS1SBO creator of the OSSI CubeSat