CubeSats launch with X-37B spaceplane

| May 22, 2015

On Wednesday a super-secret US military unmanned spaceplane was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

Also aboard the rocket were a number of CubeSats, some of which included amateur radio payloads.

BRICSat-P, designed to test a novel propulsion system, carries an APRS transponder with a 145MHz uplink and 457MHz downlink.

It also has a PSK32 transponder that has a 10m uplink and UHF downlink.

The Planetary Society’s LightSail-A has a 9600bps FSK AX.25 packet radio downlink on 437.435MHz.

Amateurs are asked to forward any data they collect from this satellite to the contact details at

More information on all of the CubeSats aboard the launch can be found at

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