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UNSW-EC0 Updated: 22 Jan 2017   Responsible Operator Barnaby Osborne VK2MRW
Supporting Organisation QB50 & The University of New South Wales  
Contact Person barnaby.osborne@unsw.edu.au.nospam  
Headline Details: A 2U CubeSat. UNSW-EC0 is part of the QB50 project. Its main mission is to study the thermosphere by means of ion/neutral mass spectrometry and temperature measurements. A network of CubeSats will perform the same measurements at different places and times around the Earth. This will result in a good spatial and temporal map of the Earths thermosphere. On top UNSW-EC0 has four secondary mission goals. Firstly, to perform verification of a GPS receiver and additional Radio Reflectometry and Radio Occultation experiments using GPS signals. Secondly, a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) will monitor Single Event Upsets (SEU) and recover from them within a fixed time-limit. Thirdly, a microkernel operating system is flown to show it can do critical system tasks, such as ADCS control. Lastly, the structure of the CubeSat will be made by 3D printing techniques.Planning to use a UHF transceiver operating at 9k6kB FFSK/MSK with a low power CW beacon. It will also carry an S Band transmitter operating at 100kB BPSK or GMSK. Downlink frequencies of 436.985 MHz and 2400.50MHz have been coordinated** ** Downlink has been updated to 436.525MHz**
Application Date: 30 Oct 2013   Freq coordination completed on 07 Apr 2015

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