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Neutron-1 Updated: 01 Jul 2019   Responsible Operator Tom Ellis K4XV/WH6DNU
Supporting Organisation University of Hawaii, Hawaii Space Flight Laboratory  
Contact Person tom@k4xv.com.nospam  
Headline Details: A 3U CubeSat. The science experiment of Neutron-1 is a precursor mission for instrument validation for the ASU neutron detector flying on the later LunaH-Map mission to the moon in 2020. Following an initial checkout and startup period, Neutron-1 will operate a neutron detector counting neutrons escaping the earth’s atmosphere. The communications experiment will characterize the effect of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) on BPSK in the S-band. It will also provide a beacon service and an additional connect service for the amateur community to test AX.25. The access of functionality will be provided on the Neutron-1 website (https://www.hsfl.hawaii.edu/web/neutron1/). Our eventual plan (18 months or when the experiments are complete) is to transfer ownership of the satellite to an Amateur radio organization. At that point, Neutron 1 will be operated in Amateur service by AMSAT and/or KCC WH6DNU instituting programming of their choice. This will include AX.25 applications, and include VHF/UHF/SHF spectrum. Proposing a GFSK AX25 9k6 downlink on UHF and a 1 Mbps OFDM downlink on S Band. Planning deployment from the iSS as part of the ELaNa 25 mission NET Oct 19th 2019 with other spacecraft: Argus – St. Louis University, Missouri AzTechSat-1 – NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California CaNOP – Carthage College, Kenosha, Wisconsin CryoCube – NASA Kennedy Space Center, Florida CySat – Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa HuskySat – University of Washington, Seattle Phoenix – Arizona State University, Tempe SOCRATES – University of Minnesota, Minneapolis SORTIE – ASTRA, Boulder, Colorado SPOC – University of Georgia, Athens RadSat-U – Montana State University, Bozeman
Application Date: 04 Jun 2019   Freq coordination completed on

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