• Amateur Radio CubeSats among 15 Set to Launch on October 21 from Wallops Island

    From ARRL de WD1CKS@WLARB to QST on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 16:42:07

    AMSAT reports that an Antares II launch vehicle will carry 15 CubeSats into orbit on October 21 as part of NASA Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa[1]) Mission 25. Some will carry Amateur Radio payloads.

    o TJ REVERB[2], developed by students at Thomas Jefferson High School in Alexandria, Virginia, will carry a 145.825 MHz APRS digipeater.
    o HuskySat[3], a University of Washington - Seattle project, will be boosted into a 500-kilometer (approximately 310-mile) orbit via the Cygnus external deployment device. HuskySat will carry a V/U linear transponder provided in cooperation with AMSAT.

    Other satellites announced for the ELaNa 25 launch include Argus (St. Louis University), 437 MHz telemetry; AzTechSat-1 (NASA Ames Research Center) 437 MHz telemetry; CySat (Iowa State University) 436 MHz telemetry; Phoenix (Arizona State University) 437 and 2400 MHz telemetry; RadSat-U (Montana State University) 437 MHz telemetry; SPOC (University of Georgia) 437 and 2400 MHz telemetry, and SwampSat II (University of Florida) 437 and 2400 MHz telemetry. - Thanks to AMSAT News Service

    [1] https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/smallsats/elana/index.html
    [2] https://activities.tjhsst.edu/cubesat/index.php
    [3] https://sites.google.com/uw.edu/huskysatellitelab/huskysat-1

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