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  • Monday, April 23, 2012

    Sixteen educational satellites are under construction in Japan!

    by LU5DX facebook.com/LU5DX

    Sixteen educational satellites are under construction in Japan. The first should be launched in May 2012 followed by the others over the next two years.

    The first to launch is the amateur radio satellite HORYU-2 built by students at the Kyushu Institute of Technology (KIT). The launch is on a Japanese H-IIA rocket planned for May 17 at 1639-1642 UT.

    The mission aims to take pictures of the Earth using a small CMOS camera SCAMP (Surrey Camera Payload) developed by theUniversity of Surrey, a sister university of KIT. SCAMP takes a 640×480 pixel picture in a JPEG format. From 700 km altitude, one pixel corresponds to 1.6 km.

    HORYU-2 will be followed in July by the launch of the HTV3 to the International Space Station (ISS). This will deliver the JEM-Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (J-SSOD) along with the Japanese CubeSats WE-WISHFITSAT-1 and RAIKO. These CubeSats should be deployed from the ISS in September using the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) robot arm.

    The satellite blog of Nader Omer ST2NH contains a summary of JE9PEL information which is reproduced here:

    Horyu-2
    http://kitsat.ele.kyutech.ac.jp/what_horyu2_2.html
    437.375MHz 1200bps FSK CW
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    RAIKO
    http://www.astro.mech.tohoku.ac.jp/RAIKO/
    2U (10 cm by 10 cm by 20 cm)
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    FITSAT-1
    http://www.fit.ac.jp/~tanaka/fitsat.shtml
    437.250MHz CW, 437.445MHz FM, 5840.00MHz High speed data
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    WE WISH
    http://www.meisei.co.jp/news/2011/0617_622.html
    IR pictures of the earth surface with 320×256 pixels
    that will be downlinked in approx 110 secs using SSTV.
    437.505MHz SSTV, Telemetry, CW

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    STARS-II
    http://stars1.eng.kagawa-u.ac.jp/
    437.245MHz CW (mother), 437.255MHz CW (daughter)
    437.405MHz FM (mother), 437.425MHz FM (daughter)
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    TeikyoSat
    http://sites.google.com/site/spacesystemteikyo/Home/teikyo-sat
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    Komolebi
    http://www.nano-sat.org/shinshu/files/2010shinshu/09_okamoto.pdf
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    KSAT2
    http://leo.sci.kagoshima-u.ac.jp/~n-lab/KSAT-HP/Ksat2.html
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    INVADER
    http://artsat.jp/
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    OPUSAT
    http://www.sssrc.aero.osakafu-u.ac.jp/OPUSAT_home.html
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    ITF-1
    http://yui.kz.tsukuba.ac.jp/
    Mission 1 Establish human network by amateur satellite
    Mission 2 Prove the ability of the micro engineered 1/20 wavelength small antenna
    Mission 3 Prove the stable operation of FRAM based microcontroller and
    other microcontroller in space environment
    437.425 MHz
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    RISING-2
    http://www.astro.mech.tohoku.ac.jp/RISING-2/
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    SPROUT
    http://sat.aero.cst.nihon-u.ac.jp/sprout/
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    UNIFORM-1
    http://www.wakayama-u.ac.jp/ifes/news/20120328.html
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    SOCRATES
    http://www.aes.co.jp/company/
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    TSUBAME
    http://lss.mes.titech.ac.jp/ssp/tsubame/
    437.505MHz AX.25/SRLL, 9600bps GMSK, 1200bps AFSK
    437.250MHz CW
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    More info at http://www.uk.amsat.org/6638