IARU Announces Frequencies for Korean Ham Radio CubeSat OSSI

Published on Friday, 01 March 2013 07:25
Written by Rizkallah Azrak - OD5RI
The IARU amateur radio satellite frequency coordination panel has announced the frequencies for the OSSI-1 CubeSat developed by Hojun Song DS1SBO. Artist and radio amateur Hojun Song DS1SBO has spent 7 years developing his Open Source Satellite Initiative satellite OSSI-1. He has designed and developed it from scratch using readily available components rather than expensive space qualified hardware. It has a beacon in the 145 MHz band, a data communications transceiver in the 435 MHz band and carries a 44 watt LED optical beacon to flash Morse Code messages to observers on Earth. OSSI-1 is planned to launch on April 30, 2013 into a 575 km 64.9° inclination orbit on a Soyuz-2-1b rocket from the Baikonur launch facility in Kazakhstan along with the Bion-M1, SOMP, BEESAT 2, BEESAT 3 and Dove-2 satellites. The IARU amateur satellite frequency coordination panel has announced frequencies for a downlink on 145.980 MHz and an uplink/downlink on 437.525 MHz. Video – How the Amateur Radio Satellite OSSI-1 Works http://amsat-uk.org/2012/08/10/video-how-the-amateur-radio-ossi-1-satellite-works/ Watch the BBC TV report: Korean artist has high hopes for his homemade satellite http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19007475 OSSI CubeSat in New Scientist Magazine http://amsat-uk.org/2012/11/06/ossi-cubesat-in-new-scientist-magazine/ Hojun Song DS1SBO visited London to give a well received presentation on his CubeSat to WIRED 2012 http://amsat-uk.org/2012/10/24/cubesat-developer-hojun-song-to-attend-wired-2012-london/ Data Format for Korean OSSI CubeSat http://amsat-uk.org/2013/01/23/data-format-for-korean-ossi-cubesat/ Open Source Satellite Initiative (OSSI) http://opensat.cc/