TURKSAT-3USAT, a three unit amateur radio CubeSat developed to provide SSB/CW communications in a 680 km Low Earth Orbit (LEO). TAMSAT, the Turkish Amateur Satellite Technologies Organisation, have produced a V/U linear transponder and there will be a CW beacon.
The VHF/UHF transponder and all other subsystems, except the stabilization, are doubled for redundancy. Where possible, both COTS systems and in-house development are employed.
The power is provided using solar panels and lithium polymer batteries together with super capacitors. Satellite stabilization is accomplished using passive magnetic attitude control system with hysteresis rods. There is a camera payload to take images of the Earth.
The satellite has a de-orbiting system which will make it re-enter the atmosphere at the end of its operational life.
Name TURKSAT-3USAT NORAD 39152 COSPAR designation 2013-018-C Inclination 98.013 RA of A. Node 349.713 Eccentricity 0.0018455 Argument of Perigee 19.177 Revs per day 14.77960914 Period 1h 37m 25s (97.42 min) Semi-major axis 7 014 km Perigee x Apogee 623 x 649 km BStar (drag term) 0.000259550 1/ER Mean anomaly 341.019
435.200 – 435.250 MHz Linear Transponder
145.940 – 145.990 MHz Linear Transponder
437.225 MHz CW
TURKSAT 3USAT 1 12347U 12347A 13116.18513889 .00000000 00000-0 10000-4 0 2 2 12347 98.0411 191.6722 0011 115 275.8011 255.7282 14.76761586 07
Launched and active. Launch on April 26, 2013 at 0413 UTC on a CZ-2D rocket from the Jiuquan Space Center into a 680 km Low Earth orbit together with BugCube-1 and NEE-01.
Below, see and hear the data I received on April 26, 2013 10:40 UTC Using a FUNcube Dongle Pro+.
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