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ZACube-1 Updated: 27 Jul 2011   Responsible Operator Francois Visser ZS1CED
Supporting Organisation F’SATI, Cape Peninsula University of Technology  
Contact Person visserdf@cput.ac.za.nospam  
Headline Details: The objectives of the mission: 1) Training of post-graduate students in Satellite Systems Engineering. 2) Earth observation using a visible band matrix imager payload and an S-Band payload data transmitter (2.4 to 2.45 GHz). 3) UHF Store & Forward system (70 cm amateur band). 4) Experimental 115200 baud L-Band to S-band data transponder. 5) HF beacon payload for characterization of Hermanus Magnetic Observatory’s Dual Auroral Radar Network antenna at SANAE base in Antarctica (14 MHz). The spacecraft will conform to the 3U CubeSat standard with a maximum separated mass of 4 kg. It will be launched into a polar orbit at a height of approximately 500 km. The spacecraft will be 3-axis stabilized using a novel ADCS system developed by the University of Stellenbosch. The spacecraft’s TT&C system will operate in the 70 cm band and will be commanded from the amateur ground station at CPUT. ** Coordinated frequencies are Beacon 14.099MHz uplink 145.860MHz and downlink 437.345MHz** Planned for a polar orbit with a launch NET October 2013 More info from http://active.cput.ac.za/fsati/public/index.asp
Application Date: 12 Feb 2011   Freq coordination completed on 27 Jul 2011

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