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KUbeSat1 Updated: 11 Feb 2022   Responsible Operator Shravan Kaundinya KF0CDI
Supporting Organisation University of Kansas  
Contact Person shravankaundinya@ku.edu.nospam  
Headline Details: A 3U CubeSat mission. A revised request has been received - **The entire mission is about promoting student involvement in space-based applications and understanding the entire engineering process. This involves students designing, building, testing, and operating the satellite and all its components. KUbeSat1 will operate a digipeater on orbit to support amateur operators around the globe. The secondary mission (science payloads) of KUbeSat1 is to study and understand high energy particles on two fronts. One system, the High-Altitude Calibration (HiCal), will function as a proof of concept for future missions, while the other payload, the Primary Cosmic Ray Detector (PCRD), categorizes high energy particles on orbit. By studying the high energy particles impacting Earth, a better understanding of how cosmic rays affect the radio communications on Earth can be achieved, which will contribute to the radio arts and science. KUbeSat1 will communicate with a ground station in Lawrence, Kansas for command and control, and telemetry. Also, it will operate a digipeater on orbit to allow amateur operators around the globe to use the satellite as a repeater. The KUbeSat team is partnering with the local amateur radio organization to train new members and expand the HAM radio club’s capabilities in Lawrence Kansas. This directly corresponds to the IARU’s constitutional goals of enhancing technical self-training of young people and the promotion of technical investigations in the field of radio communications (Article 1.2C). Any uplinked commands will be handled by licensed amateur operators. Lastly, this mission will be reported at the International Telemetering Conference on a yearly basis, further corresponding to the IARU’s objectives outlined in its constitution (Article 1.2A, 1.2D). * Proposing a UHF downlink using 9k6 GMSK. Planning a Firefly launch from Vandenburg NET June 2022 into a 550 km polar orbit. **A downlink on 437.085 MHz has been coordinated**
Application Date: 07 Oct 2021   Freq coordination completed on 11 Feb 2022

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