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TokyoTech's second Cubesat, Cute-1.7 + APD

Lab for space systems at Tokyo Institute of Technology would like 
to announce that our second Cubesat satellite "Cute-1.7 + APD" 
is going to be launched at 21:28 on 20th February(UTC) by M-V-8(JAXA)
from Uchinoura, Japan.

The satellite carries amateur transmitters and receivers to open 
L/U digipeater service named "Cute Digipeater".
Cute Digipeater service does not work soon after launch bacause 
electric power management should be confirmed well first.
Operation center at Tokyo is ready to communicate with the satellite, 
but actually we will NOT be able to listern to the satellite 
for 6~7 hours from launch. We are sincerly welcome your report
to cute1.7_receive@lss.mes.titech.ac.jp.

TLE is going to be obtained on the Cute-1.7 + APD web site 
immediately after launch.
Downlink frequency is 437.385MHz(CW) and 437.505MHz(9k6 GMSK packet). 
CW telemetry can be heard at any time. 
Callsign of the satellite is "JQ1YCC".

Cute-1.7 + APD has many missions, for example,
1. Cute Digipeater
2. APD(charged particle detector) demonstration
3. Get Pictures from the orbit
4. Tether deployment
and more.
APD module was developed by science team at Tokyo Tech, and 
the data will be open to public. This mission is scheduled 
after initial health check.
The satellite will take pictures of the Earth from space and 
download them by amateur frequency. The pictures is converted to 
jpeg image and divided into some packets. Detailed information 
of these missions is being ready to open.

If you have any questions, please send to

and, please visit here,


Kuniyuki Omagari, JA1QYF
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Lab for Space Systems, JQ1YCZ
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