China Launches Satellites Carrying Amateur Radio Transponders

Discussion in 'ARRL News Feeds' started by American Radio Relay, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. China's CAMSAT has announced that two Amateur Radio payloads piggybacked on the optical remote-sensing microsatellites OVS-1A and OVS-1B were launched on June 15 from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. The primary launch mission is a hard X-ray modulation telescope satellite (HXMT). The Amateur Radio payloads are designated CAS-4A and CAS-4B.


    CAS-4A (call sign BJ1SK) carries an inverting U/V i...

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