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Burkinasat-1 Updated: 10 Mar 2021   Responsible Operator Abdou Sawadogo VA2ASW
Supporting Organisation Université Norbert Zongo de Koudougou  
Contact Person sabdou@benit.biz.nospam  
Headline Details: A 1U CubeSat mission. A team of Burkina Faso researchers under the coordination of Norbert Zongo’s University of Koudougou is advancing a proposal to design, assemble, test, launch, deploy and operate a cubesat named Burkina Sat-1. The primary goal of the project is to develop a means for observing environment related large-scale phenomena such as the health of the vegetation, the expansion or contraction of the desert and the country’s geological features. The project also aims to support weather forecasting and pollution monitoring capabilities. The information gathered as part of this project would allow assessment of the country’s agricultural capabilities and improve planning of water and mineral resource extraction. The project will also provide an opportunity to broaden the public’s interest in science and education thanks to the exciting nature of space programs. This project will first of all give an opportunity for us to build a formal Amateur Radio group . Then its will allow the group and others groups around the word to use the satellite for their amateur radio activities covering : - Transmitting and receiving signal from the satellite - Downloading images from the satellite - Using our ground station to collect data from satellites of different countries . Proposing a UHF 9k6 GFSK/GMSKdownlink. Planning a mid 2021 deployment from the ISS.
Application Date: 10 Mar 2021   Freq coordination completed on

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