Lunar OSCAR II Satellite

Spacecraft Lunar OSCAR II
Spacecraft type CubeSat
Units or mass 6U
Status not launched, expected in 2024
Launcher not launched
Organization Harbin Institute of Technology
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Headquarters China
Oneliner

Lunar OSCAR II is a lunar amateur radio payload.

Description

Lunar OSCAR II is a lunar amateur radio payload developing by a team consists of students in Harbin Institute of Technology and international amateur radio enthusiasts. Its baseline functions include telemetry, digital image downlink from an infrared camera, and digipeater with JT4G uplink/downlink. It will also provide chances for uploading and testing new waveforms and algorithms for radio communications and measurements in very long distance.

Amateur radio orbit determination experiments, for example Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI), are also possible with these links.

Harbin Institute of Technology has successfully developed the first lunar amateur radio satellite, Longjiang-2 / DSLWP-B. As a subsequent mission, Lunar OSCAR II will continue offering various resources for communications relay and amateur radio research, and promoting cooperation of amateur radio communities.

The Lunar OSCAR II payload will be on board a lunar microsatellite with a volume of about 300x200x100 mm3 and a mass of about 14 kg. 

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Keywords Beyond Earth orbit

Last modified: 2023-06-09

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