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This sec­tion con­tains infor­ma­tion about the upcom­ing IARU Satel­lite Fre­quen­cy Coor­di­na­tion Pan­el meet­ing, lat­est news and infor­ma­tion about IARU satel­lite fre­quen­cy coordination.

next panel meeting

The next IARU Satel­lite Fre­quen­cy Coor­di­na­tion Pan­el meet­ing will be on 9 Jan­u­ary 2023. Sub­mit your coor­di­na­tion requests NLT 7 Jan­u­ary. Click for the most recent ver­sion of the coor­di­na­tion request form https://www.iaru.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/iaru_amateur_satellite_coordination_request_v40.doc

Latest Launch News 

SWSU & Tsiokovsky-Ryazan cubes deployed from ISS — 21 July 2022

Oper­at­ing in fre­quen­cy bands allo­cat­ed to the ama­teur satel­lite ser­vice with­out IARU fre­quen­cy coordination:

  • TSIOLKOVSKY RYAZAN 1
  • TSIOLKOVSKY RYAZAN 2
  • YUZGU-55 5
  • YUZGU-55 6
  • YUZGU-55 7
  • YUZGU-55 8
  • YUZGU-55 9
  • YUZGU-55 10
  • YUZGU-55 11

Virgin Orbit — 2 July 2022

The fol­low­ing satel­lite, oper­at­ing in fre­quen­cy bands allo­cat­ed to the ama­teur satel­lite ser­vice has been coor­di­nat­ed by the IARU Satel­lite Fre­quen­cy Coor­di­na­tion Panel:

  • CTIM

STEP CubeLab-II/KSLV-II

The fol­low­ing satel­lite, oper­at­ing in fre­quen­cy bands allo­cat­ed to the ama­teur satel­lite ser­vice have been coor­di­nat­ed by the IARU Satel­lite Fre­quen­cy Coor­di­na­tion Panel:

  • SNUGLITE‑2

Oper­at­ing in fre­quen­cy bands allo­cat­ed to the ama­teur satel­lite ser­vice with­out IARU fre­quen­cy coordination:

  • BANDEV
  • MIMAN
  • STEP CUBELAB-II

Vega‑C: Inaugural launch Flight VV21 (MEO) — 13 July 2022

The fol­low­ing satel­lites, oper­at­ing in fre­quen­cy bands allo­cat­ed to the ama­teur satel­lite ser­vice have been coor­di­nat­ed by the IARU Satel­lite Fre­quen­cy Coor­di­na­tion Panel:

  • ASTROBIO (ABCS) (Italy)
  • MTCube 2
  • CELESTA
  • GREENCUBE

Oper­at­ing in fre­quen­cy bands allo­cat­ed to the ama­teur satel­lite ser­vice while the IARU Satel­lite Fre­quen­cy Coor­di­na­tion Pan­el has declined or not been completed

  • ALPHA (Italy): declined
  • TRISAT‑R (Slove­nia): not completed

PSLV-CA — 30 June 2022 

Oper­at­ing in fre­quen­cy bands allo­cat­ed to the ama­teur satel­lite ser­vice with­out IARU fre­quen­cy coordination:

  • SCOOP‑1

SpaceX F9 Transporter‑5 – 25 May 2022 

The fol­low­ing satel­lites, oper­at­ing in fre­quen­cy bands allo­cat­ed to the ama­teur satel­lite ser­vice have been coor­di­nat­ed by the IARU Satel­lite Fre­quen­cy Coor­di­na­tion Panel:

  • Self­ieSat: sta­tus unknown
  • Foresail‑1

Oper­at­ing in fre­quen­cy bands allo­cat­ed to the ama­teur satel­lite ser­vice while the IARU Satel­lite Fre­quen­cy Coor­di­na­tion Pan­el has declined or not been completed

  • SBUDNIC: sta­tus unknown

RocketLab launch — 2 May 2022

Oper­at­ing in fre­quen­cy bands allo­cat­ed to the ama­teur satel­lite ser­vice while the IARU Satel­lite Fre­quen­cy Coor­di­na­tion Pan­el has declined or not been completed

  • TRSI‑2: sta­tus unknown
  • TRSI‑3

Transporter‑3 launch on 13 January 2022

The fol­low­ing satel­lites, oper­at­ing in fre­quen­cy bands allo­cat­ed to the ama­teur satel­lite ser­vice have been coor­di­nat­ed by the IARU Satel­lite Fre­quen­cy Coor­di­na­tion Panel:

  • DelfiPQ
  • EASat‑2. Their basalt rock exper­i­ment was not men­tioned in the coor­di­na­tion request and could be clas­si­fied as science.
  • Grizu-263a. How­ev­er only one of two fre­quen­cies was coordinated
  • Hades
  • IRIS‑A
  • SanoSat‑1
  • SATLLA‑2
  • SATLLA-2B
  • Tevel‑1, Tevel‑2, Tevel‑3, Tevel‑4, Tevel‑5, Tevel‑6, Tevel‑7, Tevel‑8. The licensee report­ed that the respon­si­ble teacher for Tevel‑8 is not will­ing to pro­vide teleme­try descriptions.

Oper­at­ing in fre­quen­cy bands allo­cat­ed to the ama­teur satel­lite ser­vice with­out IARU fre­quen­cy coor­di­na­tion is NuX‑1

Oper­at­ing in fre­quen­cy bands allo­cat­ed to the ama­teur satel­lite ser­vice while the IARU Satel­lite Fre­quen­cy Coor­di­na­tion Pan­el has not been com­plet­ed is MDQube-Sat1

Falcon‑9 launch June 2021

The fol­low­ing satel­lites, oper­at­ing in fre­quen­cy bands allo­cat­ed to the ama­teur satel­lite ser­vice have been coor­di­nat­ed by the IARU Satel­lite Fre­quen­cy Coor­di­na­tion Panel:

  • PAINANI-II. no suc­cess­ful recep­tion reported
  • TUBSAT aka TUBIN

Oper­at­ing in fre­quen­cy bands allo­cat­ed to the ama­teur satel­lite ser­vice with­out IARU fre­quen­cy coor­di­na­tion is ION SCV-003

Oper­at­ing in fre­quen­cy bands allo­cat­ed to the ama­teur satel­lite ser­vice while the IARU Satel­lite Fre­quen­cy Coor­di­na­tion Pan­el has declined coor­di­na­tion is QMR-KWT.

Soyuz‑2 Launch on 22 March 2021

The Soyuz‑2 LV was launched from Baikonur on 22 March 2021. The fol­low­ing satel­lites, oper­at­ing in fre­quen­cy bands allo­cat­ed to the ama­teur satel­lite ser­vice have been coor­di­nat­ed by the IARU Satel­lite Fre­quen­cy Coor­di­na­tion Panel:

  • Beesat‑5
  • Beesat‑6
  • Beesat‑7
  • Beesat‑8
  • FEES
  • SMOG
  • GRBAl­pha
  • KSU_Cubesat
  • DIY‑1
  • STECCO
  • CubeSX-HSE
  • CubeSX-Sir­ius-HSE
  • Orb­icraft-Zorkiy
  • NanoSatC-BR2

Oper­at­ing in fre­quen­cy bands allo­cat­ed to the ama­teur satel­lite ser­vice with­out IARU fre­quen­cy coor­di­na­tion are BCCSat‑1 and KMSL. Addi­tion­al satel­lites may follow.

Oper­at­ing in fre­quen­cy bands allo­cat­ed to the ama­teur satel­lite ser­vice while the IARU Satel­lite Fre­quen­cy Coor­di­na­tion Pan­el has declined coor­di­na­tion are UNISAT‑7 and WildTrackCube-Simba.

release from ISS on 14 March 2021

The fol­low­ing satel­lites, all coor­di­nat­ed by the IARU Satel­lite Fre­quen­cy Coor­di­na­tion Pan­el, are planned to be released from ISS on 14 March 2021: 

  • OPUSAT-II
  • GuaraniSat‑1 (BIRDS‑4) 
  • Maya‑2 (BIRDS‑4)
  • Tsu­ru (BIRDS‑4) 
  • RSP-01
  • WARP-01
  • TAUSAT‑1 
  • STARS-EC

New panel member

On 8 March 2021 Pier­ros Papadeas SV1QVE was added to the IARU Satel­lite Fre­quen­cy Coor­di­na­tion Panel.

PSLV C51

After the PSLV C51 launch on 28 Feb­ru­ary 2021 the fol­low­ing unco­or­di­nat­ed satel­lites were detect­ed in our 70cm band: SDSAT, GHRCE­Sat, JIT­Sat 1 and SSI­ET­Sat 1. The IARU satel­lite advi­sor dis­cussed the mat­ter with the respon­si­ble Admin­is­tra­tion and the nation­al space research organ­i­sa­tion. Both organ­si­a­tions have agreed to do all they can to avoid recurrence.

Amateur Radio Satellite Frequency Coordination

Since 1961, radio ama­teurs have been respon­si­ble for cre­at­ing a con­stel­la­tion of some 150 orbit­ing space satel­lites. As the num­ber of satel­lites increas­es, both ama­teur, com­mer­cial and gov­ern­men­tal, the need for prop­er coor­di­na­tion of oper­at­ing fre­quen­cies becomes critical.

The IARU satel­lite fre­quen­cy coor­di­na­tion pan­el acts as the focus for coor­di­na­tion of oper­at­ing fre­quen­cies for ama­teur satel­lites. Here you will find a com­pre­hen­sive set of pages giv­ing the back­ground to IARU’s work and giv­ing guid­ance on apply­ing for fre­quen­cy coordination.

Coordination request version 40

On 15 May 2020 ver­sion 40 of the IARU Ama­teur Satel­lite Coor­di­na­tion Request came into effect. Ear­li­er ver­sions will no longer be accepted.

Frequency Coordination Status

Find the cur­rent fre­quen­cy coor­di­na­tion sta­tus for new satellites. 

short information paper

A short infor­ma­tion paper is avail­able, pro­vid­ing basic infor­ma­tion for IARU Mem­ber soci­eties, who act as the Point of Con­tact for indi­vid­ual ama­teurs and edu­ca­tion­al insti­tutes who wish to oper­ate a space sta­tion oper­at­ing in bands allo­cat­ed to the ama­teur-satel­lite ser­vice. This should be read in con­junc­tion with the more detailed infor­ma­tion available.

IARU aligns Satellite Coordination Guidelines with ITU WRC-15 Decisions

Effec­tive 1 August 2017 the IARU will be fol­low­ing revised guide­lines for satel­lite fre­quen­cy coor­di­na­tion. See the news release.

Materials

Advisory Panel

The IARU Ama­teur Satel­lite Advi­sor, assist­ed by a pan­el of experts, coor­di­nate fre­quen­cies and advise satel­lite builders and prospec­tive builders. The IARU Satel­lite Fre­quen­cy Coor­di­na­tion Pan­el typ­i­cal­ly meets every two to three weeks.

IARU Satellite Advisor

Hans Blondeel Tim­mer­man, PB2T: p.….@me.com

Region 1

Region 2

Region 3

Special Advisors

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