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RANGE A & B Updated: 13 May 2016   Responsible Operator Brian Gunter N/A
Supporting Organisation Georgia Institute of Technology  
Contact Person brian.gunter@aerospace.gatech.edu.nospam  
Headline Details: The Ranging And Nanosatellite Guidance Experiment (RANGE) cubesat mission involves two 1.5U cubesats flying in a leader-follower formation with the goal of improving the relative and absolute positioning capabilities of nanosatellites. The satellites’ absolute positions will be tracked using GPS receivers synchronized with miniaturized atomic clocks, and will be validated using ground-based laser ranging measurements. The relative position of the satellites will be measured using an on-board compact laser ranging system, which will also double as a low-rate optical communication system. The satellites will not have an active propulsion system, so the separation distance of the satellites will be controlled through differential drag techniques. The results of the mission should serve to enable more advanced payloads and future mission concepts involving formations and constellations of nanosatellites. Proposing separate UHF downlinks using FSK/MSK/GFSK/GMSK modulation with data rates from 0.1 kbps to 115.2 kbps. Planning a launch from Vandenburg during 2016 into a SSO-LEO.** A downlink on 437.150 MHz (A) and 437.475 MHz (B) have been coordinated**
Application Date: 19 Feb 2016   Freq coordination completed on 10 May 2016

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