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BugSat-1 Updated: 10 Mar 2014   Responsible Operator Ignacio Mazzitelli LU7AA
Supporting Organisation Satellogic S.A.  
Contact Person lu1esy@gmail.com.nospam  
Headline Details: BugSat-1 is the first technology demonstration mission for a platform of earth observation satellites. It will be a 22kg microsat 275x500x500mm overall As payload on this mission, some custom designed components will be tested: three antennas, a mid-resolution camera system, a GPS receiver, a UHF radio based on COTS components and a C-Band radio based in COTS components designed for IEEE 802.11a ground operation. BugSat-1 is expected to be launched in a DNEPR rocket launch planned for April 2014 from Yasny. The satellite will periodically and autonomously transmitting AX.25 packets for the Amateur radio community to receive in the UHF band, and after the first part of the technology demonstration part of the mission is over, the satellite will enter a mode that will include a Digipeter and science data downloads from the payload for the amateur radio community to use. Planning a April 2014 launch from Yasny. Proposing a 9k6 GMSK AX25 downlink on UHF using an Astrodev L1 transceiver. A downlink on 437.445MHz has been coordinated**
Application Date: 23 Jan 2014   Freq coordination completed on 10 Mar 2014

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