ARTSAT PROJECT-1: INVADER is the world’s first ‘Art Satellite’ currently being developed as a part of the ‘ARTSAT: Art and Satellite Project’ which aims at a practical use of a satellite for art and design.
Invader is a 1U CubeSat being developed by students at Tama Art University, the students say:
We would like to contribute to the amateur radio community from the view point of the Art field using this satellite. We aim to make more people get interested in satellite and amateur radio.
The satellite has three missions:
1) To use sensors on the satellite and utilize the data for Art Work. For example, by creating Lightning Equipment which changes color according to the satellite temperature data.
2) To use a small camera to acquire images of the Earth to use in Art Work.
3) To use a Digi-Talker that transmits sensor data using FM voice.
Three UHF downlinks are proposed, a CW beacon, a 1k2 AFSK data beacon and an FM Voice transmitter.
A launch is planned from Tanegashima into a 400km circular orbit with 65 deg inclination in 2014 on the same H-IIA launcher as STARS-II, TeikyouSat-3, KSAT2, OPUSAT, ITF-1.
ARTSAT Project in Google English http://tinyurl.com/ARTSAT
ARTSAT Press Release
Tama Art University in Google English http://tinyurl.com/TamaArtUniversity
IARU Amateur Satellite Frequency Coordination Status Pages
Article source: http://www.southgatearc.org/news/april2012/invader_cubesat.htm