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Duchifat 1

Duchifat 1 [Herzliya Science Center]

The Israeli student satellite Duchifat-1 is an experimental and educational spacecraft developed and built by students of secondary schools at the Space Laboratory of the Herzliya Science Centre (HSC). It is built to the 1U CubeSat standard.

The main mission of the satellite is to transmit real-time information via radio amateur packets from a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) using the Automatic Position Reporting System (APRS) protocol. Duchifat-1 allows remote traveler's to access the satellite for worldwide position/status reporting and messaging even in the case of using simple handheld or mobile radios with Omni-directional whip antennas. Duchifat-1 satellite augments the existing worldwide terrestrial Amateur Radio APRS by joining a number of Leo's satellites and the International Space Station (ISS) currently capable of relaying APRS data. Real-time reporting of station position for mobiles is facilitated using the Global Positioning System (GPS). APRS can be very useful to SAR (Search and Rescue) and CAP (Civil Air Patrol) missions.

Duchifat-1 satellite transmits a wide variety of data including short text messages and telemetry data. The reports are combined with a computer and mapping software to display the transmitted data superimposed on maps at a HSC Ground Station. The telemetry beacon can be received at 145.981 MHz.

Nation: Israel
Type / Application: Science, magnetosphere
Operator: Space Laboratory of the Herzliya Science Center
Contractors: Space Laboratory of the Herzliya Science Center
Equipment: ?
Configuration: CubeSat (1U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: 0.86 kg
Orbit: 603 km × 621 km, 97.98
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Duchifat 1 2014-033M 19.06.2014 Do LC-370/13 Dnepr with Deimos 2, KazEOSat 2, Saudisat 4, TabletSat-Aurora, BugSat 1, AprizeSat 9, AprizeSat 10, UniSat 6, BRITE-CA 1, BRITE-CA 2, Hodoyoshi 3, Hodoyoshi 4, Perseus-M 1, Perseus-M 2, Flock-1c 1, ..., 11, POPSAT-HIP 1, QB50P1, QB50P2, PACE, TigriSat, ANTELSAT, Lemur 1, NanoSatC-Br 1, PolyITAN 1, DTUSat 2, AeroCube 6A, AeroCube 6B


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