CAMSAT: CAS-7A launch postponed until May

CAMSAT says the CAS-7A launch has been postponed until next May, as ARRL reports. “Because of COVID-19, many things have been delayed,” says CAMSAT’s Alan Kung, BA1DU. He said an announcement would be made closer to the announced launches.

CAMSAT said last spring that CAS-7A would launch in mid-September; the launch has been postponed multiple times since first announced. 

CAS-7A will be placed into a sun-synchronous orbit with an inclination of 98 degrees at 500 kilometers above Earth. The transponders will have a bandwidth of 30 kHz. According to the IARU amateur satellite frequency coordination page, the HF/HF linear transponder will uplink on 15 meters — 21.245 to 21.275 MHz, and downlink on 10 meters — 29.435 to 29.465 MHz. A CW beacon will transmit on 29.425 MHz. The HF/UHF transponder will uplink at 21.3125 to 21.3275 MHz, and downlink at 435.3575 to 435.3725 MHz. A CW beacon for that transponder will transmit on 435.430 MHz.

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