Two Chinese amateur CubeSats launched

| January 26, 2018

On Friday, 19 January 2018 two satellites carrying amateur radio payloads were launched.

Both were developed by amateur students in Hunan province, China.

The satellites, QuanTuTong-1 and Xiaoxiang-2, are 6U CubeSats.

They will operate in the 435, 2400, 5650 and 5830MHz amateur-satellite service bands.

5650MHz is used for uplinks and 5830MHz for downlinks.

Currently only the 435MHz band telemetry beacons are known to be activated.

A further three TY satellites using 5GHz are expected to be launched later in the year.

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