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ARLS003 Several CubeSats with Amateur Radio Payloads Deployed from
Several CubeSats carrying Amateur Radio payloads were placed into
orbit on January 16 from the International Space Station (ISS). Six
CubeSats delivered to the ISS in December were deployed from the
Kibo airlock using the new JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer
(J-SSOD). Information on J-SSOD can be found on the web at, http://iss.jaxa.jp/en/kiboexp/jssod/
Satellites carrying Amateur Radio payloads included ITF-2,
Waseda-Sat-3, AOBA-Velox-3, and TuPOD (including Tancredo-1).
University of Tsukuba designed and built ITF-2, with a downlink of
437.525 MHz. Waseda-Sat-3, a project of Waseda University, downlinks
CW and FM telemetry on 437.29 MHz. AOBA-Velox-3 downlinks GMSK
telemetry on 437.225 MHz. Tancredo-1, a Brazil middle school
project, will transmit AFSK on 437.200 MHz.
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has posted a video on
the launches and related activities. Further information can be
found on the JAXA website at, http://global.jaxa.jp/ .