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GT-1 Updated: 24 Feb 2020   Responsible Operator Sterling Peet KK4UVG
Supporting Organisation Glenn Lightsey Research Group, Space Systems Design Lab, Georgia Institute of Technology  
Contact Person sterling.peet@gatech.edu.nospam  
Headline Details: A 1U CubeSat mission. The primary function of GT-1 is to an educational proof of concept and satellite bus demonstrator. We are using this mission as an opportunity for undergraduates to get involved in all parts of a space mission, from design to implementation and sustainment. We will test a prototype deployable antenna and solar panels, which can be used for future missions derived from the same baseline design, and with inclusion of additional experimental equipment. We will operate with AX.25 protocol to collect telemetry data. In partnership with the W4AQL Georgia Tech Amateur Radio Club, the satellite will also host a digital contact ROBOT payload, inspired by the Russian ham satellites RS-12 and RS-13. We will collect QSO information from individuals who contact the ROBOT as it orbits. The satellite will also function as a standard digipeater. Proposing a 9k6 UHF downlink using G3RUH FSK modulation. Planning a JAXA deployment from the ISS in October 2020. A downlink on 437.175 MHz has been coordinated.
Application Date: 13 Jan 2020   Freq coordination completed on 24 Feb 2020

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