Nine satellites to be launched

| June 26, 2015

Nine satellites, designated CAS-3A to CAS3i, with payloads operating in the amateur bands, are expected to be launched on 20 July on the new CZ-6 rocket.

The Chinese amateur satellite group CAMSAT says that six of the satellites, CAS-3A to CAS-3F, are equipped with substantially the same amateur radio payloads.

This will be a 20kHz bandwidth 435/145MHz 100mW linear transponder for SSB/CW communications, a CW telemetry beacon and an AX.25 19.2k/9.6k bps GMSK telemetry downlink.

CAS-3G has 9k6 GMSK AX25 downlinks on 145MHz and 437MHz; CAS-3H carries 145MHz APRS, an FM transponder and a 437MHz CW beacon while CAS-3i has a 9k6 FSK telemetry downlink on 437MHz.

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