• ASRTU-1 CubeSat with V/u FM Transponder Submitted for IARU Coordination

    From ARRL de WD1CKS@VERT/WLARB to QST on Wednesday, November 03, 2021 21:54:23
    11/03/2021

    China's Harbin Institute of Technology has applied for IARU Coordination of the ASRTU-1 CubeSat. Among other capabilities, the satellite will provide a V/u FM amateur radio transponder. ASRTU-1 is a 12U CubeSat mission designed by Russian and Chinese university students for education and amateur radio.

    Harbin Institute of Technology has successfully developed several amateur radio satellites, including LilacSat-2 (CAS-3H), LilacSat-1 (LO-90), DSLWP-A (LO-93), and DSLWP-B (LO-94). A new SDR-based transceiver was developed for ASRTU-1 to provide communication and experiment resources to radio amateurs, including a V/u FM transponder, a UHF telemetry downlink, and a 10.5 GHz image downlink. The satellite will also allow radio amateurs to send commands to control the satellite to take and download images.

    ASRTU is planned for a launch from Russia in the fourth quarter of 2022. - Thanks to the IARU

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