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ARC Training Centre for CubeSats, UAVs & Their Applications


CubeSat Launches

Mission Motivation and Objectives The objectives of CUAVA’s flight programs are to train future engineers, industry  people, and scientists in space and UAV applications and in commercialisation, to increase the capabilities of CubeSats and UAVs, to solve particular research problems, to flight-test new applications and services,  and to develop the future workforce of the space and UAV industries in Australia. The CUAVA-1 satellite is the first satellite designed, developed and launched by the CUAVA Training...

A ground station is currently being developed in-house at the University of Sydney, in the 2 m and 70 cm bands, which are the COTS wavelengths of our satellite. It is a crossed Yagi antenna with a bladeRF 2.0 software defined radio and an 100W power amplifier, right hand circularly polarized (RHCP), 2-axis tracker controlled by a desktop computer, which will also control the whole system. CUAVA-1 also has IARU and ITU approval for UHF/VHF frequencies within...