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Veronika Updated: 25 Jul 2023   Responsible Operator Peter Hanak OM8WG
Supporting Organisation Technical University of Kosice, Faculty of Aeronautics  
Contact Person peter.hanak@tuke.sk.nospam  
Headline Details: Veronika is a 1U CubeSat mission to support the Slovak and international amateur radio community with various HAM services and activities. The satellite is scheduled for launch on a Falcon 9 launcher on the Transporter 9 mission in October 2023. The planned orbit will be SSO/550km. The satellite also has an education and outreach mission. It is planned to involve Slovak grammar and high schools and to transmit special CW and AX.25 messages on several special occasions. Czech partners are also involved, namely PLANETUM - Prague Observatory and Planetarium, which will also use the satellite for educational purposes. The satellite will be equipped with a 24/7 digipeater on two different bands, and experimental SSDV transmissions are also planned. From a platform perspective, the satellite will be equipped with a novel ADCS subsystem, including electromagnetic actuators and a GNSS receiver. This will also help to identify the satellite during the first days and weeks. The satellite will communicate on the amateur VHF and UHF bands, using Spacemanic's well-known Murgas transceivers (BDSat-1, BDSat-2, Planetum-1 Veronika satellite is designed for HAM radio activities. Main purpose is to provide services for radio amateurs worldwide and also for students of grammar schools, high schools and technical universities to get hands-on experience with satellite communication and get radioamateur licences. One of the project goals is to popularize HAM activities across the common population, students, and children in Slovakia. Veronika will provide these HAM services: • AX.25 telemetry • CW beacon • Digipeater • Anniversary/special occasions AX.25 & CW messages for community engagement • Experimental SSDV transmissions • SATNOGS integration, decoder, dashboard Proposing UHF downlinks for telemetry using 9k6 G3RUH AX.25 and a CW beacon. Planning a SpaceX launch on Transporter 9 mission in Q4 2023 to a 500/600km polar orbit . More info at https://om3ksi.tuke.sk/en/home/ **A downlink on 436.680 MHz has been coordinated**
Application Date: 14 Jun 2023   Freq coordination completed on 25 Jul 2023

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