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ITF 1 (Yui)

ITF 1 [University of Tsukuba]

ITF 1 (Imagine The Future 1) or Yui is a 1U Cubesat built by students of the University of Tsukuba.

It features a 435 MHz beacon, which sends telemetry by a Morse Code audio tone on an FM transmitter running 300 milliwatts output. It should be possible to receive it using simple equipment such as a handheld transceiver or scanner. Telemetry information will be first compressed into binary data and then cut into 5 bits and converted into 10  15 Morse codes.

The satellite was successfully deployed in orbit, but no signals were received.

Nation: Japan
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: University of Tsukuba
Contractors: University of Tsukuba
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (1U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 1 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
ITF 1 (Yui) 2014-009B 27.02.2014 Ta YLP-1 H-2A-202 with GPM-Core, STARS 2, ShindaiSat, TeikyoSat 3, KSAT 2, OPUSAT, INVADER

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Further ITF missions: