Posts tagged as payload

SA AMSAT CubeSat project on track

  SA AMSAT has successfully completed the first prototype of the various elements of its CubeSat project, named Kletskous. The CubeSat is being designed and built by radio amateurs and will ultimately include a 20 kHz linear transponder, extensive telemetry and command systems and selected school science projects. Kletskous measures 10 x 10x 10 cm […]

SA AMSAT’s CubeSat is making good progress

  The first prototype of the linear transponder was successfully tested and demonstrated on air at the recently held SA AMSAT Space Symposium. Named Kletskous (Afrikaans for chatterbox), the satellite measuring 10 x 10 x 10 cm is being developed  and built by radio amateurs who volunteer their expertise, time and often, their money for […]

Payload challenges for CubeSat

In this monthly feature, Hans van de Groenendaal ZS6AKV, executive chairman of the South African Amateur Radio Development Trust (SAARDT), looks at various technologies and activities that drive amatuer radio. SAARDT is dedicated to the development of amateur radio in South Africa with a special interest in the youth. The organisastion is funded by donations […]

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