CMC – CubeSat UHF/VHF Transceiver

The UHF/VHF transceiver is a compact telemetry and command radio designed for CubeSat missions. It is compatible with the CubeSat standard, with a CubeSat Kit PC/104 form factor. The transceiver implements GMSK and AFSK modulation schemes with data rates of 9600 and 1200 baud respectively. The precursor to this transceiver was part of the ZACUBE-1 mission, South Africa’s first launched CubeSat.

The transceiver is ideal for missions where a low data-rate downlink/uplink is required. The transceiver can also be used as a robust lower data-rate back-up radio for a higher data-rate radio. The AX.25 protocol scheme implemented is popular among amateur radio enthusiasts.

Transceiver Brochure – Download

Transceiver Interface Control Document (ICD) – Download

Available through Clyde Space

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STX – S-Band Transmitter

The STX is a compact S-Band Transmitter designed for CubeSat missions. It is compatible with the CubeSat standard, with a CubeSat Kit PC/104 form factor. The STX implements QPSK modulation with transmission data rates of up to 2 Mbps. The transmitter was part of the UKube-1 mission, the UK Space Agency’s first national spacecraft.

The STX is ideal for space missions where a high data-rate downlink is needed. The STX uses an open network encoding scheme based on the IntelSAT IESS-308 specification which makes this product compatible with low-cost commercial receivers.

Transmitter Brochure – Download

Transmitter Interface Control Document (ICD) – Download

Available through Clyde Space

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XTX – X-Band Transmitter

The XTX is an extremely compact X-Band transmitter designed for CubeSat missions. It is compatible with the CubeSat standard, with a CubeSat Kit PC/104 form factor. The transmitter implements OQPSK and QPSK modulation with transmission data rates of up to 50 Mbps.

The XTX is ideal for space missions where a high data-rate downlink is needed. The STX uses an open network encoding scheme based on the IntelSAT IESS-308 specification which makes this product compatible with low-cost commercial receivers.

Transmitter Brochure – Download

Available Q2 2017 through Clyde Space

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S-Band Patch Antenna

The S-Band patch antenna can easily be mounted on the nadir facing side of the CubeSat. A wide beamwidth ensures satellite communication from low elevation angles without the need to point the satellite. The antenna exhibits a good input reflection coefficient which allows for efficient radiation of up to 2 W of RF power. The antenna was part of the UKube-1 mission, the UK Space Agency’s first national spacecraft.

Antenna Brochure – Download

Antenna Interface Control Document (ICD) – Download

Available through Clyde Space

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