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LightSail-1 Updated: 15 Oct 2012   Responsible Operator Austin Williams KI6OIJ
Supporting Organisation Cal Poly State University  
Contact Person jpuigsua@calpoly.edu.nospam  
Headline Details: Lightsail-1 is a 32m^2 solar sail demonstration. After a few weeks on orbit checking out the subsystems, the side panels will deploy, exposing a folded sail, and a motor driven sail deployment will extend rigid booms. With the sail deployed, the primary operation for the spacecraft are performing 90 degree slews to get the sail normal to the sun vector, or edge on with the sun vector. A combination of ground based sensors and on board sensors will be used to characterize the acceleration due to solar pressure. Imagers on the deployed panels are used to capture the sail deployment. Proposing to use 1.5W on UHF semi duplex 9k6 GMSK AX25 with a CW preamble to a single monopole. Lightsail-1 is a 3U satellite weighing around 4.5Kg.No specific launch has been identified. More information from http://polysat.calpoly.edu ** A frequency of 437.325MHz has been coordinated**
Application Date: 29 Feb 2012   Freq coordination completed on 15 Oct 2012

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