The onboard computer(s) runs at only 200Mhz; the OS system VxWorks ... It's 27 years old ...
Amateur Radio CubeSats to launch from Vandenberg, CA, USA
Life is busy for VT Sadasivan (78), a retired physics professor based in Madurai. He is teaching batches of students the nuances of amateur radio communications.
On January 4, 2012, the Amateur Radio satellite, ARISSat-1/KEDR ended its 5 month mission as it deorbited through Earth's atmosphere.
On Monday January 9, 2012 at approximately 14:05 UTC, which is 15.05 CEWT an ARISS ham radio contact is planned with students at Descartes High School, located in Montigny-Le-Bretonneux, France.