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Irvine03 Updated: 28 Jan 2019   Responsible Operator Brent Freeze KK6CVB
Supporting Organisation Woodbridge High School  
Contact Person brent.freeze@gmail.com.nospam  
Headline Details: IRVINE03 is a 1U CubeSat and will use an X-ray spectrometer to scan pulsars and other X-ray sources, and will then use radio to send this information back to Earth. This mission provides the opportunity for high school students to learn about radio techniques and get involved in the ham radio community. The communications team, at Woodbridge High School, consists of about 30 students. Students with FCC amateur radio licenses will operate the satellite receiver and transmitter (under the supervision of the licensee, Brent Freeze). Throughout the process of operating the satellite, the students will learn about communication protocols, different types of antennas, radio software, and link budgets. The satellite consists of the following subsystems: 1) Power – solar panels will generate power, which will be stored in a battery. 2) X-ray sensor – the X-ray sensor will be used to scan pulsars. This data will be sent back to the ground station for analysis. 3) Propulsion – An electric thruster quadpack will be used to adjust the orbit of the space station and point at pulsars. 4) Communications – The radio will allow for communication between the ground station and the space station. Commands will be sent from the ground station to the space station, while telemetry and science data will be sent from the space station to the ground station. In addition, there will be an experimental laser optical communication subsystem, for one-way communication from the space station to the ground station. Proposing to use frequencies in the 2.1 GHz and 2.2 GHz bands. ** Coordination has been declined as this spectrum is not within that allocated to the Amateur Satellite Service**
Application Date: 24 Jan 2019   Freq coordination completed on 28 Jan 2019

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