[amsat-bb] ChubuSat-2 and ChubuSat-3 launch information

Yasutaka Narusawa (JR2XEA) jr2xea at nagoya.so-net.jp
Wed Feb 3 01:34:51 UTC 2016

Dear all AMSAT-BB members,

My Name is Yasutaka Narusawa, member of KOMAKI Amateur SATCOM Club.

Nagoya University(NU) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries(MHI) developed 50kg
microsatellite ChubuSat-2(NU) and ChubuSat-3(MHI).
These satellites have amateur VHF receiver and amateur UHF transmitter, and
will be launched on Feb. 12 2016 from Tanegashima, Japan.
Komaki Amateur SATCOM Club operates these satellites from Komaki, Japan.

After the satellite separation, each satellite will transmit UHF CW beacon
message including battery voltage etc. which is very important information
for our initial and critical operation.
So we are very happy if you receive the CW beacon message and report to us
(chubusat2 at frontier.phys.nagoya-u.ac.jp, chubusat3 at frontier.phys.nagoya-u.ac.jp).

In following WEB site, we show the information(frequency, format, TLE, etc.)
about ChubuSat-2 and ChubuSat-3.
If we have your report, we will show your report in this page.

Overmore, both satellite will provide the message exchange service.
After the on-orbit checkout of the satellite(maybe one month after launch),
you can use this service, sending your message with VHF uplink, then your
message is written to the on-board memory.
By sending inquiry message, anyone can read your message with UHF downlink.

The uplink/downlink format will be uploaded in above WEB site.

We hope you get interested in our satellites, receive beacon messages, and
enjoy the message exchange service.

Best regards,

Yasutaka Narusawa (JR2XEA)

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