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Wisa Woodsat Updated: 02 Aug 2021   Responsible Operator Tessa Nikander OH8EUO
Supporting Organisation Arctic Astronautics Ltd.  
Contact Person tessa@kitsat.fi.nospam  
Headline Details: A 1U CubeSat mission. -Radio amateur mission- Transmitting images from the two cameras on board with varied bitrates to serve various levels of radio amateur ground stations. One of the cameras will look at the satellite itself, while the other one looks at the Earth. Receiving LoRa packets transmitted by radio amateurs to the satellite, downlinking them to the operations ground stations, and broadcasting on the internet. -Science mission- Testing out a novel passive attitude control system Studying wood properties on LEO with the images and supporting sensors. Testing a novel conformal coating to protect from atomic oxygen. Educational mission Providing openly available educational material to schools and the community The goal of our mission is to broaden the radio amateur community by giving access to satellite communication to those with minimal equipment. This is done by providing transmission of the scientific data at variable bitrates, as well as facilitating LoRa message broadcasting. Operation instructions will be made publicly available. With this, we aim to give access to satellite communication to those who did not have it previously, such as schools, and developing countries, and people living in rural areas. Proposing a UHF downlink with CW beacon and 1k2 to 38k4 GMSK Planning a Rocket Lab launch from New Zealand on 15th Oct 2021 into a 500/550 km SSO. More info at https://arcticastronautics.fi **The company have been advised that "I regret to inform you that IARU is not in a position to support the Wisa Woodsat Coordination request.The main reason to decline is that the primary mission doesn’t seem to be an amateur mission."**
Application Date: 30 Mar 2021   Freq coordination completed on

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