September 15, 2012

ISS Amateur Radio CubeSats to Deploy September 27

JAXA have announced that the deployment of five CubeSats from the International Space Station (ISS) will take place on Thursday, September 27.

Four of the CubeSats carry Amateur Radio payloads, they are F-1, FITSAT-1, WE-WISH and TechEdSat.

The small satellites, just 10cm cubed, were transported to the ISS in the HTV-3 cargo vessel that blasted off on an H-IIB rocket from the Tanegashima Space Center on Saturday, July 21 at 02:06

They arrived at the ISS on July 27 and were unloaded by the Expedition 32 crew.

The CubeSats are mounted in a JEM-Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (J-SSOD). In one pod are FITSAT-1, TechEdSat and F-1 and in the second pod is WeWish and a scientific 2U CubeSat RAIKO. Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide KE5DNI will use the ISS Kibo robot arm to deploy the pods as demonstrated in this video.


FITSAT data format
WE-WISH data format
TechEdSat data format
F-1 data format

Source JE9PEL Blog

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