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Fitsat-1 Updated: 23 Aug 2011   Responsible Operator Takushi Tanaka JA6AVG
Supporting Organisation Fukuoka Institute of Technology  
Contact Person Prof. Yoshiyuki Kawamura tanaka@fit.ac.jp.nospam  
Headline Details: A 1U cubesat project. It includes a high speed transmitter module for satellites that transmits digital data at 115.2 kbps in the 5.8 GHz band. It generates a 2W RF output using a 16W DC input. The main mission will be to demonstrate high speed data transfer from a satellite. This system can transmit a VGA-size (640x480 pixel) JPEG photograph in only 5 to 6 seconds. The second mission is to determine if a satellite can be made to appear as an \\\"artificial star\\\" using high-output LEDs in flash mode. The light from this flash will be received by our ground station, which has a telescope with photo-multiplier linked to a 5.8GHz parabola antenna. This is a basic experiment to investigate the possibility of optical communication with satellites. A UHF AX25 1k2baud transceiver will also be carried for telemetry and telecommand purposes. Additionally a UHF CW beacon will also be provided. Planning for a launch from Japan into a 350x350km 51.6deg inclination orbit. will launch with RAIKO and WEWISH satellites. More information can be found at http://tiara.cs.fit.ac.jp/~tanaka/fitsat.html ** The following downlink frequencies have been coordinated: CW 437.250MHz FM 437.445MHz High speed data 5840.00MHz
Application Date: 10 Aug 2011   Freq coordination completed on 20 Aug 2011

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