As the global federation of national associations of radio amateurs in more than 150 countries, the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) for many years has provided frequency coordination services for amateur satellites.
According to the Amateur Radio Union recommendations:
Careful and detailed mission planning -- particularly radio frequency planning -- gives satellite projects the best chances of success. Working out space station and Earth station operating frequencies and link operating parameters at the very beginning of the design process means:
- Communication links will work because the link budget is planned to be adequate for the mission
- Antenna gain, physical size(s), placement(s), and pointing accuracy (if needed) will be adequate for the mission
- Transmitter power requirements, emission, and coding types will be selected for efficiency and performance
- Receiver design will be selected for sensitivity, bandwidth, and susceptibility to interference so that it will perform adequately for the mission
- Space station power generation and storage will be adequate for the mission
With the hope of success, we are glad to announce that on November 12, 2017 the frequencies for the CubeBel-1 satellite has been coordinated with IARU Amateur Satellite Frequency Coordination Service!
Coordination Status pages are hosted by AMSAT-UK as a service to the world wide Amateur Satellite Community