Friday, November 1, 2013

Upcoming Satellites with transponders to look out for. FUNcube-1, FUNcube-2 on UKube-1, Delfi-n3Xt, FOX-1, FOX-2 and KletsKous

Upcoming Satellites with transponders to look out for.

FUNcube-1, FUNcube-2 on UKube-1, Delfi-n3Xt, FOX-1, FOX-2 and KletsKous (21 Nov 2013)

FUNcube-1 (1U CubeSAT) (More info available here http://www.batc.tv/vod/Funcube1.flv)
and here http://funcubetest2.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/funcube-handbook-en_v1.pdf
and https://warehouse.funcube.org.uk

Funcube-1

FUNcube-1 will launch from Yasny base located in Orenburg Region, Russia on a DNEPR.
Launch Date:expected to be late November  2013.(Also on this launch is tw

Day time mode (Education Mode) Telemetry mode.
  • Beacon frequency: 1k2 BPSK 145.915Mhz
  • Night time mode (Amateur Mode) Transponder mode.
  • Transponder Up link 435.080 - 435.060 Mhz
  • Transponder Down link 145.930 -145.950 Mhz
POD partners, ZAcube from South Africa and HiNCube from Norway
read more about it here http://zr6aic.blogspot.com/search/label/ZACUBE-1




FUNcube-2 (3U CubeSAT) FUNcube-2 is a subsystem on the UKube-1 satellite.
More info available from http://amsat-uk.org/2012/10/20/funcube-2-boards-delivered-to-clyde-space/

Funcube-2 on  UKube-1 satellite
Communications systems:
  • 1k2 or 9k6 BPSK Telemetry downlink 145.840 MHz
  • FUNcube-2 1k2 BPSK Telemetry downlink 145.915 MHz
  • FUNcube-2 Transponder SSB/CW uplink 435.080 – 435.060 MHz and downlink 145.930 -145.950 MHz
  • S Band downlink 2401.0 MHz
  • myPocketQub 437.425-437.525 MHz


Triton-1 (3U cubesat) Launch  (21NOV2013)
ISIS-BV (Innovative Solutions In Space BV)

  • Main Downlink 145.815MHz & Backup Downlink 145.860MHz.
  • 600-700 km sun-sync orbit.
  • AIS (ship location service) radio science experiment.
  • Two U/V FM to DSB (“AO-16 mode”) repeaters.
  • Will be activated after 3 months (possibly both at once) 

Delfi-n3Xt (3U Cubsat)
More info available from http://www.southgatearc.org/news/december2011/delfi_n3xt.htm



Communications systems:
  • Downlink 145.870 MHz and 145.930 MHz
  • Downlink 2405.00 MHz high speed
  • Linear transponder Uplink 435.530 – 435.570 MHz Downlink145.880 – 145.920 MHz.



FOX-1 (Fox-1 Assigned for launch in November 2014 on the ELaNa XII mission)
More info available from http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/symposium/2012/2012_Symposium_Fox_Overview.pdf

Communications systems:
  • FM analog transponder.
  • Telemetry sent simultaneously with voice in sub-audio band as low-speed FSK.
  • Data Mode FSK Digital data up to 9600 bps


FOX-2
More info from http://www.southgatearc.org/news/december2011/delfi_n3xt.htm
Communications systems:
  • Linear transponder.

KletsKous (1U Cubesat)
More info available here http://www.amsatsa.org.za/KLETSkous2.htm and http://www.amsatsa.org.za/KLETSkous.htm


Communications systems:

  • Linear transponder.  uplink 70cm  downlink 2 metre