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Fastrac-2 Updated: 23 Apr 2010   Responsible Operator Glenn Lightsey KE5DDG
Supporting Organisation University of Texas Satellite Design Lab  
Contact Person Jamin Greenbaum jaming@mail.utexas.edu.nospam  
Headline Details: Two satellites which will separate after launch and experiment with cross link communications using 1k2 and 9k6 AX25 packet. The purpose of the FASTRAC mission is to investigate enabling technologies crucial for satellite formations, including on-orbit relative navigation, attitude determination, micro-thrust capability, and satellite crosslink communications. This will be achieved by taking on-orbit data from a pair of twin satellites that will separate once in orbit. The data will be collected through a network of civilian ground stations and evaluated through post-processing of the recombined downlink message.The main experiment is planned to last approximately one month after launch and the satellites will remain operational until they fail or re-enter (assumed to be six months after launch).There is also radio beaconing and store-and-forward capability on each satellite that can be used by the amateur radio community after the main experiment is completed. Fastrac 2 Downlin 145,825 MHz with APRS available ** Now planned for a Minotaur IV launch from Kodiak Alsaka in late summer 2010** More info at fastrac.ae.utexas.edu
Application Date: 12 Jun 2006   Freq coordination completed on 25 Jul 2006

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