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D-Star One

D-Star One [German Orbital Systems]

D-Star One is a 3U CubeSat designed and built by German Orbital Systems as a technology demonstration for their planned CubeSat communications constellation.

The satellite is equipped with two D-Star communication modules onboard. These modules will be fully dedicated to the amateur radio community. Subsequent satellites will have enhanced capabilities and address larger potential customer groups.

Nation: Germany
Type / Application: Communications
Operator: German Orbital Systems GmbH
Contractors: German Orbital Systems GmbH
Equipment: 2 D-Star communication modules
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime: 1 year
Mass: 4 kg
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
D-Star One - 2017 Vo LC-1S Soyuz-2-1b Fregat-M with Meteor-M 2-1, Telesat LEO Prototype 1, Baumanets 2, SCOUT, AISSat 3, Flock-2 1, ..., xx, Lemur-2 xx-xx, SEAM