Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Four Cubesats Deployed from ISS

Two cubesats from Australia and two from the Philippines were deployed into orbit from the International Space Station on October 6. They are Australia's Binar-1 (digital; uplink and downlink both on 70 centimeters) and CUAVA-1 (also digital, but operating on multiple bands between 145 MHz and 76 GHz); plus Maya-3 and -4 from the Philippines (downlink only, APRS, CW and GMSK, 2 meters and 70 centimeters). Their launches were coordinated by the Japanese space agency, JAXA.
Flight models of the Maya-3 and -4 satellites
(Philippines Dept. of Science & Technology photo)