May 6, 2018

LILACSAT-2 Telemetry over Africa

LilacSat-2 (CAS-3H) was launched along with eight other XW-2/CAS-3 amateur radio satellites on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 23:01:14 UT on Beijing’s new Chang Zheng 6 (CZ-6) rocket from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center.
The satellite, built by students at the Harbin Institute of Technology, has the call sign BJ1SI and carries an APRS digipeater and a 144/437 MHz FM voice transponder which can transmit telemetry data at the same time as voice by using sub-audible tones.LilacSat-2 was deployed into a 528 km by 551 km 97.5 degree inclination orbit. The NASA Orbital Lifetime Software indicates the satellite might remain in orbit for 18 years before reentry into the Earth’s atmosphere.

 LilacSat-2 and some of the team


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