September 20, 2012
BUAA-SAT is a university micro-satellite project developed by the students of Beihang University.This student hand-on project is the first attempt to develop a low-cost, new technology demonstration and space scientific exploration, and quick response micro-satellite platform in China. The satellite will be put on a Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO) with an approximate altitude of 600km.
The primary missions are:
- To study the application of COTS components used in the onboard electronic system
- To demonstrate the coilable mast deployment mechanism
- To carry out imaging using three CMOS cameras
Moreover, it provides a 27dBm U/V FM voice transponder for the use of radio hams world-wide as well as a 20dBm CW beacon and a 27dBm AX.25 beacon also in the 145 MHz band.