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Sharjahsat-1 Updated: 23 Nov 2020   Responsible Operator Ibrahim Alsabt
Supporting Organisation Sharjah Academy for Astronomy, Space Sciences, and Technology  
Contact Person A67DM ialsabt@sharjah.ac.ae.nospam  
Headline Details: SHARJAHSAT is 3 unit CubeSat based on the latest CubeSat standard. Its max. mass will be 4kg. SHARJAHSAT’s payload is an X-Ray Detector (iXRD) and a visual band camera system. The aim is to measure the X-Rays from outer space and taking with at least 100 meter/pixel GSD pictures of Earth. There will be an S-Band transmitter to download the pictures taken by the cameras and the iXRD data. The satellite is being developed by University of Sharjah SAASST together with Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Space Systems Design and Test Lab (SSDTL) along with Sabancı University for iXRD. The first ever CubeSat of Turkey, ITUpSAT1 was also successfully developed by SSDTL. ITUpSAT1 was placed in a LEO orbit of 720 km, on September 23, 2009 by a PSLV rocket. Its beacon signals are still heard by amateur radio stations worldwide. The SHARJAHSAT-1 system consists of a VHF/UHF modem that will be used as beacon and for TM/TC. The satellite also contains typical subsystems that are required for its successful operation: structure, EPS, batteries, solar panels, OBC, antenna, etc. The estimated duration of the satellite mission is about 6 to 12 months. Proposing a 9k6 GMSK downlink on UHF and 256kb QPSK downlink on S Band. The launch is planned for Q2 2021 into a 500 km 97 degree inclination orbit. **The IARU Satellite Frequency Coordination Panel discussed your coordination request. Unfortunately we did not find an amateur mission, nor STEM activities. With the mission as it stands IARU is not in a position to coordinate frequencies in spectrum allocated to the amateur satellite service.**
Application Date: 30 Apr 2020   Freq coordination completed on

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