New FUNcube comms package to launch

| May 8, 2015

AMSAT-UK and AMSAT-NL have announced that a new FUNcube communications package, based on the British-designed FUNcube-1, has been selected as a major payload for the Nayif-1 CubeSat mission.

This 1U mission is intended to provide Emirati students with a tool to design and test systems in space.

It is being developed by the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology in partnership with American University of Sharjah.

It is expected that this payload will provide a large amount of valuable environmental data from space together with a new, enhanced, UHF to VHF linear transponder.

The launch is scheduled to take place towards the end of this year.

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