Postage stamp features ham radio satellites

A new Lithuanian postage stamp featuring the amateur radio satellites Lituanica SAT-1 and LitSat-1

The two CubeSats were launched to the International Space Station (ISS) on 9 January 2014 and deployed from the ISS on 28 February 2014.


LituanicaSAT-1 carried a FM transponder and a camera while LitSat-1 had a linear (SSB/CW) transponder developed by by William Leijenaar PE1RAH.

LitSat-1 was the lighter satellite and re-entered the Earth's atmosphere and burnt up on 23 May 2014, the heavier LituanicaSAT-1 remained in orbit until 28 July 2014.

Watch a presentation on LituanicaSAT-1 given by Gintautas Sulskus to the 2014 AMSAT-UK Colloquium in Guildford -

LituanicaSAT-1 -

LitSat-1 -