Belgium's OUFTI-1 cubesat, launched from French
Guiana on April 25, is the first amateur satellite to carry a D-STAR payload
into orbit. The satellite, built by students at the University of Liege,
features an orbiting D-STAR repeater capable of relaying both digital voice and
data transmissions. According to the ARRL
Letter, it can operate either as a standalone repeater or as an extension
of the ground-based D-STAR repeater on the university campus. The digital
downlink is on 145.950 MHz.