CAMSAT’s XW-3 (CAS-9) to Launch at 03:11 UTC on December 26th

The CAMSAT XW-3 (CAS-9) amateur radio satellite will be launched at UTC 03:11:31 on 2021-12-26, and will be deployed at 98.858° east longitude and 28.413° north latitude at UTC 03:35:58, location close to Western Australia.

XW-3 (CAS-9) satellite (image courtesy CAMSAT)

Radio amateurs will receive CW beacon and GMSK telemetry signals approximately 38 seconds after the satellite is separated from the launch vehicle, and then the linear transponder will be put into use after approximately 49 seconds.

Preliminary TLEs are:

XW-3(CAS-9)
1 99999U 21360.14997609 .00000032 00000-0 10363-4 0 00007
2 99999 098.5836 072.3686 0004232 307.2415 261.3002 14.38559758000156

The timeline of launch events and user’s manual follow:

XW-3_Amateur_Radio_Satellite_Launch_Time_Sequence

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XW-3_Amateur_Radio_Satellite_Users_Manual_V1.0

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[AMSAT thanks Alan Kung, BA1DU, CAMSAT, for the above information]

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