Radio Amateur Gurudatta Panda VU3GDP has been discussing with the Media his involvement in the ExseedSat CubeSat built by an eight-person team at Hyderabad-based Exseed Space Private Limited co-founded by Ashhar Farhan VU2ESE
ExseedSat carries an amateur radio FM transponder and APRS digipeater and is expected to be launched by SpaceX towards the end of 2018.
After the launch, the artificial satellite will be on a polar orbit with two passes over India everyday. The public will be able to receive this artificial satellite beacon on 145.900 MHz FM using a TV tuner and USB dongle, Mr. Panda added.
Farhan said the eight-member team involved in construction of the small private satellite involved four technocrats and four managerial staff members.
He and Exseed Space co-founder Ashhar Farhan VU2ESE were the communication engineers who played a key role in building the satellite.
IARU information - http://www.amsatuk.me.uk/iaru/formal_detail.php?serialnum=636
Gurudatta Panda VU3GDP - http://gurudattabam.blogspot.com/
Ashhar Farhan VU2ESE - http://hfsignals.blogspot.com/p/about.html