Frequencies announced for QB50 Precursor CubeSats

AMSAT-UK

QB50 Precursor CubeSat The QB50 project will be launching two precursor 2U CubeSats, QB50p1 and QB50p2, both carrying amateur radio payloads.

The launch is planned for mid-2014 from the Russian ICBM base at Dombarovsky near Yasny on a Dnepr rocket manufactured in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. The satellites will be put into a 650 km Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO).

The IARU Amateur Satellite Frequency Coordination Panel has announced coordinated frequencies for both CubeSats.

Dnepr Launch - Credit ISC Kosmotras Dnepr Launch – Credit ISC Kosmotras

QB50p1 will have a VHF 9600 bps BPSK telemetry downlink plus a separate payload from AMSAT-NL. This will comprise of a linear U/V transponder similar to that already flying on FUNcube-1 with an output of 400 mW.
• 145.815 MHz 9600 bps BPSK telemetry beacon
• Inverting SSB/CW linear transponder 400 mW PEP
– 435.035 – 435.065 MHz Uplink LSB
– 145.935 – 145.965 MHz Downlink USB

QB50p2 will have a VHF 9600 bps BPSK…

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