AffiliationUniversity of Kansas
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CitationKaundinya, S., Sargent, M., Prinsloo, A., Rhodes, Z., Clark, D., McDowell, C., & George, W. (2021). Amateur Ground Station for CubeSatellite Program. International Telemetering Conference Proceedings, 56.
AbstractKubeSat is a student led satellite program at the University of Kansas (KU). KUbeSat-1 is intended to operate in a Sun-Synchronous orbit at 550 km, with an inclination between 85-95°. KUbeSat-1 is slated to be launched in April 2022 as part of NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative. It features two payloads: Primary Cosmic Ray Detector and High-Altitude Calibration KUbeSat. To support KUbeSat-1 and future missions, an amateur ground station is currently being built to operate in the UHF range of 435-438 MHz with half-duplex capability. This paper presents the mission concept, ground station architecture, testing outcomes, and future improvements.