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CTS Sat1 Updated: 27 Jan 2022   Responsible Operator Peter Shmerko VE6FPV
Supporting Organisation University of Calgary  
Contact Person peter.shmerko@ucalgary.ca.nospam  
Headline Details: A 3U CubeSat mission. The amateur radio transceiver on the CubeSat will be used to transmit payload data and system telemetry to the ground station. These transmissions will not be encrypted and will be able to be accessed by all amateur operators.Launching the first student designed and assembled CubeSat in Calgary. • Every aspect of the satellite - except for one instrument - is being worked on by active UCalgary students (undergrad, master’s, and PhD). • The instrument not fully created by students is the Mini Plasma Imager which is an instrument designed by a UCalgary scientist with funding from the Canadian Space Agency: • Aimed at studying ion drift and auroras. • Numerous students on the satellite team have or are directly involved with the development of this instrument, as the researcher (Dr. Johnathan Burchill) heavily emphasizes student involvement and training. • A deployable boom instrument is a project being designed by a local PhD student, Nick Elderfield, who serves as a graduate student advisor on the team. • Students on the communications team with no prior amateur radio experience will be encouraged to become HAMs and learn more about the vast applications of amateur radio throughout the project. This CubeSat mission will contribute to the advancement of the amateur radio service by: • Introducing new team members to amateur radio • Encourage members to receive their amateur radio license • Demonstrate to visitors at the Rothney Observatory how the ground station and ground control system works to communicate and track the satellite • Amateurs around the world (within reach of the satellite) will be able to receive telemetry from the satellite • Open-source ground control software will allow operators to contribute to the project and customize what they want to receive.Proposing a UHF downlink using 9k6 GMSK, 32-bit ASM + GOLAY with FEC. Planning a launch in Q1 2023 into a 700km solar orbit via D-Orbit. More info at https://www.calgarytospace.ca/ **A downlink on 436.150 MHz has been coordinated**
Application Date: 19 Oct 2021   Freq coordination completed on 27 Jan 2022

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