Ham radio satellite XW-3 (CAS-9) to launch December 25

The CAMSAT XW-3 (CAS-9) satellite carrying a 145/435 amateur radio linear transponder has been installed on the CZ-4C Y39 launch vehicle at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, launch is expected on December 25

XW-3 (CAS-9) satellite will be piggybacked on the rocket with primary payload ZY-1(02E) satellite. The satellite orbit is a circular sun-synchronous orbit with an altitude of 770.1 kilometers and an inclination of 98.58 degrees, the running cycle is 100.14 minutes.

The functions of XW-3(CAS-9) satellite include UHF CW telemetry beacon, GMSK telemetry data transmission, V/U mode linear transponder, a visible light band space camera and an experimental thermoelectric generator for high school students.

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