PSLV-C38 and QB50 CubeSats successful


Other satellites launched Friday include a spacecraft named CESat-1 from
Japan designed to demonstrate Earth observations using Canon imaging
technology. The Max Valier Satellite, with an X-ray astronomy telescope
and an amateur radio beacon, was developed in partnership by Italian high
school students, Germany's OHB System AG satellite contractor, and the
Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics.

Latvia's first satellite, named Venta-1, hosts digital cameras and a ship
tracking instrument. The 16.5-pound (7.5-kilogram) satellite was built by
Latvian students and funded by the Latvian government.

Eight CubeSats for the multi-national QB50 science consortium, formed by
educational institutions to conduct a wide range of research in low Earth
orbit, also headed into space Friday.

The QB50 CubeSats launched from India are the second batch of satellites
to lift off, following 28 of the compact student-built platforms which
launched in April on an Atlas 5 rocket going to the ISS.

The QB50 CubeSats launched Friday include:

  Pegasus from the University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt
          in Austria
  NUDTSat from the National University of Defense Technology
          in China
  VZLUSAT-1 from universities and institutions in the Czech Republic
  COMPASS-2 (DragSail-CubeSat) from the FH Aachen University of
          Applied Sciences in Germany
  UCLSat from University College London in the United Kingdom
  InflateSail from the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom
  URSA MAIOR from the Sapienza University of Rome in Italy
  LituanicaSAT-2 from Vilnius University in Lithuania

Other payloads aboard the PSLV included the SUCHAI 1 CubeSat developed
by students and faculty at the University of Chile in Santiago.
It carries instrumentation to study the environment in low Earth orbit.

The Aalto-1 CubeSat built by Finnish university students will test a new
type of spectrometer in space, measure space radiation and demonstrate an
electrostatic plasma brake to drop out of orbit at the end of its mission.

Sponsored by the European Space Agency, the Robusta-1B CubeSat from
the University of Montpellier 2 in France will measure the effects of
radiation on satellite electronics.
(C)Spaceflight Now

QB50 CubeSats update, 23 June 2017
InflateSail, NIUSAT, NUDTSat, UCLSat, URSA MAIOR, etc.

(C)JA0CAW                        (C)PY4ZBZ


PEGASUS               436.670 MHz   9k6 FSK    heard
NUDTSat               436.270 MHz   9k6 BPSK   heard
VZLUSAT-1             437.240 MHz   CW         heard
DRAGSAIL (Compass-2)  437.300 MHz   1k2 AFSK   not heard
UCLSAT                435.975 MHz   9k6 FSK    heard
INFLATESAIL           436.060 MHz   1k2 BPSK   heard
URSA MAIOR            435.950 MHz   9k6 FSK    heard
LITUANICASAT-2        437.265 MHz   9k6 FSK    heard
SUCHAI                437.225 MHz   CW         heard
ROBUSTA-1B            437.325 MHz   CW         heard
SKCube                437.100 MHz   9k6 FSK    heard
D-SAT                 437.505 MHz   4k8 GMSK   heard
Max Valier Sat        145.960 MHz   CW         heard
NIUSAT                436.000 MHz   1k2 FSK    heard
LATVIA                436.325 MHz   9k6 FSK    heard



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