Toshihiro Kameda, JJ3GRX/W3GRX, of the University of Tsukuba's "Yui" satellite project in Japan, reports that the ITF-2 ("Imagine The Future") CubeSat is set for release from the International Space
Station (ISS) on Monday, January 16, at 0910 UTC.
The 1U ITF-2 was designed and built at the university. The Amateur Radio downlink is 437.525 MHz. Updated information will be announced on the AMSAT Bulletin Board at,
ITF-2 is the successor to the unsuccessful ITF-1, which launched in 2014 but was never heard.
Six CubeSats delivered to ISS by HTV-6 will deploy from ISS with new JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (J-SSOD) at 16h Jan. New J-SSOD has four satellite install cases. One satellite install case has 3U space, so new J-SSOD can deploy twelve CubeSat at one time. Six CubeSats are installed as follows,
#1 three 1U CubeSats ITF-2, WASEDA-SAT3, FREEDOM
#2 one 3U CubeSat EGG
#3 one 2U CubeSat AOBA-VELOX3
#4 one 3U CubeSat TuPOD (including Tancredo1 and OSNSAT)
ITF-2, WASEDA-SAT3, AOBA-VELOX3, TuPOD and Tancredo1 operate on the amateur radio bands.
#1 and #2 will be deployed at 0900-0930z 16th Jan, #3 and #4 will be 1030-1100z.
AOBA-Velox III (2U Cubesat) 437.375 1200bps AFSK CW
ITF-2 (Imagine The Future) (1U Cubesat) 437.525 1200bps FM CW
TuPOD (Tancredo 1 and OSNSAT) 437.425 1200bps GMSK CW
Tancredo-1 (3U Cubesat) 437.200 1200bps AFSK
WASEDA-SAT3 (1U Cubesat) 437.290 1200bps PCM-FSK CW
Live broadcast will start at 0850z on YouTube JAXA channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4xq_rj0QiQ
[ARRL and JAXA and N5FPW for the above information]