D-Star ONE is the first private german CubeSat and the first D-Star communication spacecraft wordwide.
Our teams were actively working together during the Christmas and New Year holidays, and we are happy to announce that today we have completed the assembly and final checks of the D-Star ONE (Phoenix) satellite.
We called this project Phoenix because since ancient times the phoenix has been a symbol of rebirth and renewal. On November 28, 2017 our satellite burned in the dense layers of the atmosphere, so that in 44 days it could rise from the ashes! It was an extremely challenging task to assemble a fully identical flight spare from the parts we had in such short period of time and to maintain the same quality level.
The D-Star ONE project is highly important for the whole GOS and iSky teams. We also express our deep gratitude to our main launch provider, ECM Space Technologies GmbH. The Soyuz-2/Fregat launch system will launch from the Vostochny launch site on February 1, 2018 and bring the D-Star ONE (Phoenix) in the space!
D-Star ONE technical details for radio amateurs more info here
Orbit parameters and TLE:
The target orbit for D-Star ONE spacecraft is a circular sun synchronous orbit with an altitude of approx. 585km
The D-Star ONE launch in November 28, 2017 is failed due to the launch vehicle issues.
The next launch opportunity for D-Star ONE (Phoenix) spacecraft is scheduled for the 1.February 2018.