Students on the Satellite Developments
The Quest-1 Satellite Project is sponsored by the Quest Institute for Quality Educationand was developed by the students and staff of Valley Christian High School's Applied Math Math, Science and Engineering Institute (AMSE), both of San Jose, California. The launch opportunity is made available via NanoRacks, LLC.
Satellite Name: Quest-1
Launch Agency: Coordinated via NanoRacks, LLC
Launch to ISS Date: Projected-- December, 2015
Launch from ISS Date: Projected -Early 2016
Licensee & Call Sign: Howell Ivy, KJ6SDS
Sponsoring Organization: The Quest Institute for Quality Education
Development Organization: Students & Staff at Applied Math, Science and Engineering Institute (AMSE) of Valley Christian High School
VHF Beacon: 500mW, 2M Ham Band (145.860MHz Proposed) --Secondary
UHF Beacon: 1W, 70CM Ham Band (437.385MHz Proposed) --Primary
Payload: Digital images of earth. Space environment data collection.
Telecommand Uplink: AX.25 on 70CM Band-Primary
Telemetry Downlink: UHF band via AX.25 -Primary
Digitalker & SSTV Downlink: VHF band -Primary
Life Expectancy: Several months to 1 year, dependent on solar activity