Do It Yourself Satellite is an organization dedicated to promoting education and space technology through the radio amateur. Our planet has entered the age of the Pocket Satellite with the introduction of PocketQube idea. The Pocket orbiter is the low-cost alternative with offers plenty of room for experiments and functions. Examples of add-on experiments or functions include the following:
Orbital environment measurements (temperature, pressure, radiation, etc.)
On-orbit hardware and software component testing (microprocessors, etc.)
Testing satellite stabilization methods.
Amateur Radio equipment like small repeater and telemetry beacons.
This sats can be placed into self-decaying orbits 310 kilometers (192 miles) above the Earth’s surface, they do not contribute to any long-term build-up of orbital debris. After a few weeks of operation, they will safely re-enter the atmosphere and burn-up. Pocket Satellite can be designed to be orbit-friendly and deploy a re-enter system too.
Also can be placed in SSO, sun synchronous orbit, at 600 km of height for a long life depending of the energy source and the power consumption. The next cluster of pocketqube will be launched during 2017. Our first pocketqube will be in this group. Our group is developing kits that include solar panels, microprocessor, power system and batteries, so if you are interested feel free to contact.
Promoting Space Science and Technology Education through the Amateur Radio.
It has booked a slot for the space launch of DIY-1 aka ARDUIQUBE in the UNISAT-7 on 2017.