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Re: Suborbital launch schedule
« Reply #40 on: 05/12/2018 09:10 PM »
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Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
Project Janus at Capitol Technology University plans to fly two iridium SBD modems and Raspberry Pi computers into a sub-orbital altitude. The experiment is designed to see if two Iridium satellite modems can communicate in tandem from two separate payloads. Since this gear will fly above 70km for (5-min), an STA is requested for this flight.

Purpose of Operation
The experiment is designed to see if two Iridium satellite modems can communicate in tandem from two separate payloads. The equipment will work on 1616-1625Mhz (typical of Iridium L-band). The launch date of the sub-orbital rocket from NASA is scheduled for lift-off in the month of August 2018, the entire flight will last 15 minutes. With 5 minutes of communication at apogee above 70Km. The launch is via the ROCKSAT-X program from Colorado Space Grant Consortium and Wallops Flight Facility (NASA). Launch date is determined by Wallops Flight Facility (NASA) and maybe subject to change.

Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date:   08/11/2018
Operation End Date:   08/15/2018

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