BIRDS-2 CubeSats to Deployed

JAXA has announced three BIRDS-2 CubeSats with APRS digipeaters were deployed from the International Space Station on 10th August 2018.

BHUTAN-1, MAYA-1 and UiTMSat-1 will transmit 30 minutes after deployment. Initial mode looks CW on 70cm.

They use same frequency 437.375 MHz and transmit in the order of BHUTAN-1, MAYA-1 and UiTMSat-1. Each CubeSat also has an APRS digipeater on 145.825 MHz.

BIRDS-2 Amateur Radio CubeSat Satellite

  • BHUTAN-1 (Bhutan) - BIRD-BT (JG6YKL)
  • MAYA-1 (Philippines) - BIRD-PH (JG6YKM)
  • UiTMSat-1 (Malaysia) - BIRD-MY (JG6YKN)

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