Ukraine amateur radio satellite may launch November

Published: 29/09/2022 09:32

Students at the National Technical University of Ukraine 'Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute' have built an amateur radio CubeSat expected to launch soon

The IARU satellite frequency coordination pages carry this information:

A 2U CubeSat. QBUA01 is a project driven by Kiev National University -Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute.

Mission is to launch Ukrainian educational satellite built by KPI students and space exploration enthusiasts for solving a number of educational, scientific and technological university problems.

Specific mission targets are:

  • construction and launch of a nanosatellite to test advanced space technologies, study the available capabilities and find new tasks for the development of near space
  • study of the operation of solar sensors, GPS / Glonass receiver, magnetometers, gyroscopes, electromagnets and flywheel in the system of orientation and stabilization in space
  • study of thermal regulation of a local heat source based on MICRO-heat pipes in low orbit
  • a new space experiment on thermal regulation of the payload on heat pipes;
  • testing the operation of new software to control satellite systems and obtain telemetry by the ground station.

Amateur operators around the world will be able to participate in the mission by receiving satellite telemetry, beacon and science payload data on the mission QBUA01 micro heat pipe.

More info at

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Source IARU

Source: Southgate Amateur Radio News