[amsat-bb] D-SAT Mission

IU5CRE iu5cre at yahoo.it
Mon Jul 24 16:38:15 UTC 2017

Dear Sirs,

my name is Alessio Fanfani; I'm a young telecommunication engineer and an
enthusiastic Italian satellite amateur (callsign IU5CRE).


Three years ago I started to work with D-Orbit, an Italian aerospace
company, on an ambitious CubeSat mission called D-SAT.


D-Sat is a three-unit CubeSat designed, built, and operated by D-Orbit and
it will be the first satellite in history that will come back into Earth's
atmosphere in a safe and controlled way by means of a dedicated solid rocket
motor and burn up instead of becoming new debris.


D-SAT was launched on June 23th, 2017 into a 500 km sun-synchronous orbit
from Indian SHAR. 

D-SAT is now fully operative in orbit and it is hosting three communication
experiments in collaboration with an Italian university, high-level schools
and a local hamradio community.


For more information on D-SAT, you can visit the mission's website
(www.dsat.space), where you will also find a page entirely dedicated to
radiohams (www.dsat.space/radiohams) where you can download the software
necessary for the reception of D-Sat's signal.


We really hope you will consider joining us! Also, should you have any
question about the mission, don't hesitate to ask!


Thank you for your time and consideration.



Alessio Fanfani, IU5CRE

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