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Aoba-VeloxIII Updated: 10 Jun 2015   Responsible Operator Shiro Yasunaga KG6YBW
Supporting Organisation Kyushu Institute of Technology  
Contact Person k108118s@mail.kyutech.jp.nospam  
Headline Details: A 2U CubeSat. The main mission of AOBA - VELOXIII is the technology demonstration of PPT (Pulsed Plasma Thruster). In addition, AOBA-VELOXIII is equipped with two other sub-missions. One sub-mission consists in performing communication test using Bluetooth inside the satellite. The second sub-mission consists in testing microcomputer resistance to radiations. For the PPT mission, the solid fuel collected in the capacitor is ionized and thrust is generated from Lorentz force. By measuring satellite’s angular speed, thrust performance from PPT can be evaluated. This satellite therefore aims at demonstrating the possibility of using small thruster in space. Through the mission success, utilization of such device on-board future CubeSat could be considered to extend their orbital lifetime. Moreover, in addition to the CW and HK data, AOBA-VELOXIII will also send a special message and award will be sent to the amateur radio station that receives downlink report of AOBA-VELOXIII. From this, mapping of downlink reception of AOBA-VELOXIII data could be performed. Planning a CW beacon on UHF and also a 1k2 AFSK telemetry downlink. Expected to be deployed from the ISS during 2016. ** A downlink on 437.375MHz has been coordinated**
Application Date: 31 Mar 2015   Freq coordination completed on 02 Jun 2015

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