The student built LilacSat-1 carries an amateur radio 145/436 MHz FM to Codec2-BPSK digital voice transponder, APRS Digipeater and camera.
The satellite was developed at the Harbin Institute of Technology and is part of the QB50 mission which aims to study the lower thermosphere. Deployment from the International Space Station is planned for 0815 GMT on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.
The main payload is an ion and neutral particle mass spectrometer (INMS) developed by the University of London (UCL) to measure the mass and distribution of charged and neutral atoms.
In preparation for the deployment HIT students have been busy working on installing new VHF and UHF antennas for the ground station.
LilacSat-1 page (use Google translator) http://lilacsat.hit.edu.cn/?page_id=143
QB50 LilacSat-1 information https://upload.qb50.eu/detail/CN02/
IARU information http://www.amsatuk.me.uk/iaru/finished_detail.php?serialnum=343
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