SPROUT is a 7.1 kg microsatellite set to launch on the JAXA ALOS-2 mission on May 24th at 0305 UTC from Tanegashima Space Center, Japan to a 654km sun synchronous orbit. Watch the launch live at http://global.jaxa.jp/projects/sat/alos2/index.html
This satellite is a project of Nihon University and will include some interesting amateur radio payloads and experiments, including CW telemetry, an FM digipeater, digitalker and message box, and live and preloaded SSTV pictures! Nihon University enjoyed previous success with SEEDS-II, aka CO-66.
SPROUT will operate CW and 1200 bps AFSK or 9600 GMSK mission telemetry on 437.525 MHz. Digitalker and SSTV downlink will be on 437.600 MHz FM.
Telemetry software can be found at http://sat.aero.cst.nihon-u.ac.jp/sprout-e/2-Software-e.html
JE9PEL has posted preliminary Keplerian elements at http://www.ne.jp/asahi/hamradio/je9pel/jaxalos2.htm
SPROUT 1 00000U 14001A 14144.15426352 .00000000 00000-0 00000-0 0 10 2 00000 097.8740 241.6133 0035980 058.6810 194.6458 14.85960816 15
SPROUT information can be found at http://sat.aero.cst.nihon-u.ac.jp/sprout-e/
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