VO52

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VO 52 HAMSAT is the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)'s first Micro-satellite intended to provide satellite based amateur radio services to the National as well as International community of hams.

The satellite was launched in May 2005, and was operational in June 2005.

Satellite features

  • Physical: 630 mm X 630 mm X 550 mm Cuboid
  • Mass: 42.5 kg
  • Orbit: Near Circular Polar Low Earth Orbit
  • Structure: Aluminium Honeycomb Structure
  • Power: Body mounted Gallium Arsenide Solar Panels, Lithium Ion Battery
  • Stabilisation: Spin Stabilized (4 +/- 0.5 RPM)
  • Antennas: UHF Turnstile VHF Turnstile
  • Transponder Uplink: 435.250 MHz
  • Transponder Downlink: 145.900 MHz
  • Beacons - 145.936 MHz (Unmodulated Carrier) OR 145.860 MHz CW Telemetry
  • Transponder Bandwidth: 60 kHz
  • Transmitter Output: 1 watt
  • Modes of Communication: CW, SSB

Further information

http://www.amsatindia.org/


Amateur radio satellites
Satellites ISS * AO51 * FO29 * SO50 * VO52