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
http://www.antaranews.com/en/news/83628/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

OSSI at 2012 Cubesat Developers’ Workshop

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2012 CubeSat Developers’ Workshop - Image Credit Kim Hyoungju

After 4th time going to the workshop, OSSI finally made to present the work at 2012 Cubesat Developers’ Workshop.

Here is the published version of presentation slides:
http://opensat.cc/download/OSSICubesat2012Pub.pdf

And you can see the video of OSSI presentation here:
Cubesat Live Streaming Recorded

Had good feedback and advice while at the workshop. Thank you everyone.
OSSI will def. come back after the first launch!!

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

OSSI CubeSat – Ground Station Video

Hojun Song with Hannes Gassert wearing OSSI GS Backpack

Hojun Song with Hannes Gassert wearing OSSI Ground Station Backpack and holding a Yagi antenna

Korean artist Hojun Song DS1SBO has made available videos showing the construction of his satellite OSSI.

In addition to radio communications (145 MHz uplink, 435 MHz downlink) OSSI is fitted with LED’s that can flash in Morse Code and is also flying Super-Capacitors.

The backpack ground station that he’s developed features a novel fold up antenna.

OSSI will take off on a Soyuz rocket from Baikonour in Kazakhstan this August.

Watch Setting up the OSSI Satellite Ground Station

 The OSSI ground station has been delivered to etoy. etoy is art and invests all resources in the production of more art, see http://www.etoy.com/

OSSI carries LED’s that can signal in Morse Code

Watch Building the Onboard Computer (OBC)

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

Funds have been raised by selling T-shirts

OSSI Art CubeSat to Launch in August

Hojun Song DS1SBO and the NovaNano FlyMate™ deployer

Hojun Song DS1SBO and the NovaNano FlyMate™ deployer

Hojun Song DS1SBO is a cutting-edge, tech-obsessed Korean artist breaking boundaries with his passion for telling stories through technology. He hopes to instill a sense of empowerment in the world, through the DIY nature and uplifting undertones in each of his works.

OSSI CubeSat

OSSI CubeSat

At univeristy he studied Electrical Engineering and Computer Science after which he started working on his art.

After years of research he has found that it is indeed possible to launch and operate a personal satellite at a fairly reasonable price. For the past six years he has been exploring ways to integrate the concept of a personal satellite project into cultural contexts and into his artistic practice.

Hojun Song’s first satellite OSSI will take off on a Soyuz rocket from Baikonour in Kazakhstan this August. He obtained his rocket launch through a new French launch brokerage company NovaNano http://www.novanano.com/. In this video he shares his story, his struggles and his plans.

Watch The Open Source Satellite Initiative by Hojun Song

The OSSI CubeSat should be delivered on May 31 in preperation for its launch on August 31. The team are working hard to finish building the satellite.

Watch Building OSSI EPS / 20120429

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

The Creators Project http://thecreatorsproject.com/en-uk/creators/hojun-song

DIY Satellite http://opensat.cc/download/DIYSatellite_en.pdf

Studio hhjjj http://www.hhjjj.com/