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  • Thursday, May 17, 2012

    HORYU-2 launches today

    The launch of amateur radio satellite HORYU-2 on Thursday, May 17 at 1639 UT will be broadcast live on the Internet.

    On the same launch as HORYU-2 will be the JAXA climate observation satellite SHIZUKU (GCOM-W).
    The launch broadcast will commence at 1610 UT and can
    be seen at
    Built by students at the Kyushu Institute of Technology (KIT) HORYU-2 is 350 * 310 * 315 mm and mass is 7.1 kg.
    It will be launched into a Sun-Synchronous 680 km orbit with an inclination of 98.2°and operate on 437.325 MHz using either 20 wpm Morse Code or 1200 bps AX.25 GMSK.
    The satellite call sign is JG6YBW and radio amateurs are asked to listen for the 437.325 MHz telemetry downlink. Details of the telemetry format are available here: http://tinyurl.com/HORYU-Telemetry

    More at: 

    English language version of HORYU website 
    Japanese HORYU website in Google English
    KIT HORYU Blog in Google English
    Development of High Voltage Technology Demonstration Satellite, HORYU-2