[amsat-bb] Raising the apogee of a LEO from 450km to 1500km

Trevor . m5aka at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Mar 3 05:24:22 PST 2010

>From the IARU Amateur Satellite Frequency Coordination pages at 

POPACS-RR a 2U cubesat will use self-contained, warm gas, propulsion system to adjust satellite’s initial circular orbit of 450 km to eccentric orbit with apogee of 1500 km and perigee of 450 km. Demonstrate use of 3D printing (a.k.a. rapid prototyping) for manufacturing small satellites. Measure flux of energetic particles in lower Van Allen Belt. Test radiation-hardened electronic components and high performance solar cells in high radiation environment over a period of five years. Test radiation hardened components for a Plug and Play satellite. Proposing a UHF downlink of 9k6 GMSK AX25 packet and also an S Band downlink of BPSK at 9k6 or 38k4. Planning a launch on the first flight of SpaceX Falcon 1E not earlier than May 2011 with a 45 deg inclination. Will apply for a FCC part 5 Experimental licence for this project.

IARU Amateur Satellite Frequency Coordination pages 

73 Trevor M5AKA
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