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ArduSat-X Updated: 15 Apr 2013   Responsible Operator Jeroen Cappaert KK6BLQ
Supporting Organisation ArduSat  
Contact Person jeroencappaert0@gmail.com.nospam  
Headline Details: ArduSat-X a duplicate of Arudsat-1, short for “Arduino Satellite”, is an educational nanosatellite built in the CubeSat form factor that carries a suite of sensors and a payload computer that can be reprogrammed while in space. The user-programmable payload computer is comprised of an array of AVR processors, and can run code developed on the ubiquitous Arduino software development platform. ArduSats were invented with the purpose of creating an inexpensive, accessible development platform in space on which students, teachers, hobbyists, and researchers could affordably create and run their own custom-built experiments and applications. Users can design their own space-based applications, experiments, and even space-games using the ubiquitous Arduino open-source prototyping platform. Once the application has passed ground testing on an ArduSat clone, users can upload their applications to the satellite’s payload computer in space, where it is watchdogged and maintained by the satellite’s main computer. From there, the applications are free to sample data from the payload sensors and bus, take pictures, and return data to the user’s web browser whenever the satellite is in range of a participating ground station. At the end of the user’s experiment period, which can be up to a week in length, any remaining data is downlinked and returned to the user. The satellite’s payload consists a suite of sensors, including an optical spectrometer, Geiger counter, atmospheric sensor, infrared sensor, accelerometer & gyro, magnetometer, Piezo vibration sensor, sun sensor, electromagnetic wave sensor, dual-frequency GPS receiver (for ionospheric studies), a megapixel camera, and more. The sensors (and other telemetry values) are sampled by the user-generated programs running on the payload computer. ArduSat fits in the 1U CubeSat form factor, with a total mass of only 1.3kg and outer envelope of 10cm x 10cm x 10cm (excluding the deployable dipole antenna)Intending to use a GOMspace NanoCom UHF transceiver with 9k6 MSK modulation using CCSDS data format.Planning a deployment from the ISS via a NanoRack in summer 2013.** A frequency of 437.345MHz has been coordinated** More info from www.ardusat.org
Application Date: 12 Apr 2013   Freq coordination completed on 15 Apr 2013

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