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NEXUS CubeSat designated as Fuji-OSCAR 99

30 Jan 2019, 20:38 UTC
NEXUS CubeSat designated as Fuji-OSCAR 99
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On January 18, 2019, NEXUS was launched on an Epsilon launch vehicle from the JAXA Uchinoura Space Center in Japan.
NEXUS (NExt generation X Unique Satellite) is a satellite developed jointly by Nihon University College of Science and Technology and the Japan Amateur Satellite Association (JAMSAT).
NEXUS demonstrates several new amateur satellite communication technologies, and includes a mode V/u linear transponder.
Telemetry has been received and decoded around the world since the launch, and the transponder was successfully tested on January 26th.
More information may be found at
http://sat.aero.cst.nihon-u.ac.jp/nexus/E0_Top.html
At the request of the Nihon University College of Science and Technology and JAMSAT, AMSAT hereby designates NEXUS as Fuji-OSCAR 99 (FO-99). We congratulate the owners and operators of FO-99, thank them for their contribution to the amateur satellite community, and wish them continued success on this and future projects.
73, Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA
AMSAT VP Operations / OSCAR Number Administrator
NEXUS Blog http://tinyurl.com/NEXUS-Sat-Blog
JAMSAT in Google English http://tinyurl.com/JAMSAT

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