Quest-1 Satellite


Students on the Satellite Developments
Team with the Quest-1 Satellite 

ISS Satellite Launcher --"in action"

Sat Launcher on ISS



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 DateProjected -Early 2016
Licensee & Call SignHowell 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 Beacon500mW, 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

Technical Information:

Functional Description
Link Budgets 
Power Budget
Mechanical Drawing
Ground Station Indoor Equipment Specs and Photo
Ground Station Outdoor Antenna System Specs and Photo



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