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Targit Updated: 25 Apr 2020   Responsible Operator Glenn Lightsey KE5DDG
Supporting Organisation Georgia Institute of Technology  
Contact Person glenn.lightsey@gatech.edu.nospam  
Headline Details: A 3U CubeSat. The Tethering and Ranging mission of the Georgia Institute of Technology (TARGIT) is a 3U CubeSat mission supported through NASA’s Undergraduate Student Instrument Program (USIP), and which was selected for a launch opportunity as part of the 8th class of the CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI). While the primary goal of the project is focused on delivering university students hands-on education in space systems and applications, the investigation also seeks to develop and test on-orbit an imaging LiDAR system capable of cm-level topographic mapping. The mission will accomplish this by tethering an inflatable target of known shape and reflectance that will serve to verify the performance of the imaging LiDAR and its supporting subsystems. The target will be tracked with an optical imager that will provide input to the attitude control system. In addition, the attitude control system will make use of low-resolution thermal imagers as horizon detectors to maintain spacecraft orientation while in eclipse. Students will be able to use Georgia Tech’s ground station facilities to communicate and command the spacecraft as part of the mission’s operations phase. We also intend to embed the mission data in the transmission beacon so that other amateur radio operators can view and record the information gathered by the satellite if desired. Proposing a 9k6 FSK/MSK/GFSK/GMSK UHF downlink. Planning a deployment from the ISS after a launch from the Kennedy Space Center in October 2020. ** A downlink on 437.285 MHz has been coordinated**
Application Date: 19 Feb 2020   Freq coordination completed on 25 Apr 2020

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