CAMSAT CAS-6 satellite launched 2019-12-20

CAS-6 – en lite större satellit på 60 kg som har amatörradio ombord. Vi hoppas den blir en fin satellit med många FM-kontakter. Från AMSAT-UK:

CAMST’s amateur radio payload CAS-6 piggybacked on a technology test satellite TIANQIN-1 launched at 03:21 UTC on December 20, 2019 at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center of China using a CZ-4B launch vehicle.

Update December 20: Alan BA1DU reported:
“Today CAS-6 has been successfully launched, the satellite is currently in orbit testing, the amateur radio payload is expected to be operational in about three days. Thank you for your interest.”

The primary payload of this launch is China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite CBERS-4A.

Satellite Name: CAS-6/TIANQIN-1

• Orbit type : SSO
• Apogee : 629km
• Inclination : 97.89˚
• Period : 97min

Satellite Architecture: Micro-satellite
• Mass: 35kg
• Stabilization: three-axis stabilization system with its +Y surface facing the earth

Amateur Radio Payload:
• Call sign: BJ1SO
• VHF Antenna: one 1/4λ monopole antenna with max.0dBi gain is located at +Z side
• UHF Antenna: one 1/4λ monopole antenna with max.0dBi gain is located at -Z side
• CW Telemetry Beacon: 145.910 MHz 17dBm
• AX.25 4.8k Baud GMSK Telemetry: 145.890 MHz 20dBm
• U/V Linear Transponder Downlink: 145.925 MHz 20dBm, 20 kHz bandwidth, Inverted
• U/V Linear Transponder Uplink: 435.280 MHz

CAS-6 Satellites Digital Telemetry Description

CAS-6 CW Telemetry Encoding Format

CAMSAT News Release for CAS-6 Satellite

FloripaSat-1 CubeSat carrying a Digital Repeater payload is on the same launch as CAS-6


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