[amsat-bb] Phoenix CubeSat Upcoming Deployment!

Sarah Rogers sroger13 at asu.edu
Mon Feb 3 19:30:53 UTC 2020

  Hello, everyone!

On Feb 12, several CubeSats are scheduled to be deployed from the ISS into
orbit. Among them is the Phoenix CubeSat, which is a 3U CubeSat developed
by Arizona State University to study the effects of Urban Heat Islands
through infrared remote sensing. Following deployment, our operations team
would appreciate as much help as possible with identifying the spacecraft
and verifying that it is operational!

Phoenix is scheduled for a deployment time of *8:30 UTC.*

In addition, I would also like to call special attention to the fact that
two CubeSats being deployed on this date operate on the same frequency.
Both Phoenix and QARMAN share the frequency of *437.35 MHz*, and and
utilize an AX.25 9600 baud protocol with GMSK modulation. Both CubeSats
will also be deployed within 1.5 hours of each other, and will therefore be
close to each other in orbit. If you intend to track the CubeSats on this
upcoming deployment, please be mindful of this situation, and if you have
any doubt about the CubeSat that you are receiving from, please feel free
to get in touch with me with any questions or concerns.

To read more about the Phoenix CubeSat, it's transmitter characteristics,
and how you can decode the signal, please see our website at

Sarah Rogers
Project Manager, Phoenix CubeSat

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