Vietnamese students have produced a video about their amateur radio CubeSat F-1, callsign XV1VN.
The F-1 is an educational CubeSat to be launched in the summer of 2012. It will carry a low resolution C328 camera with 640×480 resolution and two Yaesu VX-3R transceivers using 145.980 and 437.485 MHz.
–Frequency: 437.485MHz, FM Narrow
–Power supply: directly from solar cells, only operates in sunlight
–Output power: max 0.3W, half-wave dipole antenna
–Modulation scheme: Morse code beacon (10 chars) using PWM CW
–Beacon interval: every 30 seconds (configurable)
–Frequency: 145.980MHz , FM Narrow
–Power supply: rechargeable battery, operates in the dark by default but can be commanded to operate in sunlight as well
–Output power: max 1.0W, half-wave dipole antenna
–Modulation scheme: AFSK 1200bps, half duplex
–Telemetry interval: one AX.25 packet every 30 seconds (configurable)
Watch F-1 picosatellite project – FSpace laboratory
F-1 CubeSat Blog on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/116436068290/
Gunter’s Space Page lists F-1 on the HTV-3 launch to the ISS on July 18, 2012.
Send your name/callsign and a message into space on the F-1 CubeSat! http://fspace.edu.vn/?page_id=31
Vietnam F-1 CubeSat on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=116436068290
FSpace Laboratory http://fspace.edu.vn/