On February 1, 2018, the D-Star ONE cube sat was part of the payload successfully launched from Vostochny Cosmodrome aboard a Soyuz-2.1a rocket.
Developed by German Orbital Systems in Berlin in cooperation with the Czech company iSky Technology, D-Star ONE Phoenix carries an Amateur Radio relay payload (call sign DP1GOS). It replaces the D-Star ONE nanosatellite that failed to attain orbit following a November Soyuz launch from Vostochny. 1
Please visit the D-STAR ONE website for satellite status information and technical details.
Soyuz (… meaning “union”, GRAU index 11A511) is a family of expendable launch systems developed by OKB-1 and manufactured by Progress Rocket Space Centre in Samara, Russia.. The Soyuz launch vehicle is the most frequently used launch vehicle in the world.2
“D-Star ONE Phoenix, First D-Star Communication Spacecraft, Launched”, ARRL The national association of Amateur Radio, Retrieved February 4 2018, http://www.arrl.org/news/view/d-star-one-phoenix-first-d-star-communication-spacecraft-launched. ↩︎
“Soyuz (rocket family)”, Wikipedia, Retrieved February 4 2018, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soyuz_(rocket_family). ↩︎