Wednesday, February 5, 2014

New Amateur radio Cubesats will be launched from the International Space Station on Thursday, February 6, 2014.

New Amateur radio Cubesats will be launched from the International Space Station on Thursday, 6 February 2014. ( 18:07 UTC) new date (February 28 at 07:30 UTC)

1) LituanicaSat-1 (

  • Onboard VGA camera
  • GPS receiver.
  • UHF CW beacon 100mW, 9k6 AX25 FSK telemetry TX 2 watts.
  • FM Mode V/U transponder 150mW Voice Repeater.
  • 145.950 Mhz Uplink FM transponder.
  • 435.180 MHz Downlink FM.
  • 145.850 MHz AX25 Uplink.
  • 437.550 MHz AX25 Downlink.
  • 437.275 MHz CW Beacon .
  • https://www.facebook.com/Lituanicasat1
2) LitSat-1


  • Beacon/TLM down link 145.850 MHz
  • Beacon RF packets are AX.25 UI frames https://www.tapr.org/pub_ax25.html Main parameters of the beacon frames are: TX baud rate 9600 bps (G3RUH), repetition period ~4.5s, beacon duration ~0.5 s, source call address – TNC, destination call address – LY1LS.
Linear Transponder details
  • Uplink 435.150 MHz LSB 
  • Downlink  145.950 MHz USB 
  • Bandwidth ±15 kHz from centre
  • CW beacon   435.1375 MHz (LY1LS/B)
  • Normal mode – transponder, beacon OFF
  • 437.550 MHz AX25 Uplink.
  • 145.850 MHz MHz AX25 Downlink.
  • LitSat-1 on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/palydovas

3) UAPSAT



4) ArduSat-2



5) UKube-1
The Ukube-1 Satellite was lunched on 8 July at 18:32:42 UTC. kep details at http://www.dk3wn.info/p/?p=46812UKube-1 CW was confirmed over Europe ;-)


UKube-1 communications subsystem:
• Telemetry downlink 145.840 MHz
• FUNcube subsystem beacon 145.915 MHz
• 400 mW inverting linear transponder for SSB and CW
- 435.080 -435.060 MHz Uplink
- 145.930 -145.950 MHz Downlink
• 2401.0 MHz S Band Downlink
• 437.425-437.525 MHz UKSEDS myPocketQub Downlink