OUFTI-1 CubeSat is part of the nanosatellite project whose objective is to provide hands-on experience to students in the design, construction, and control of complete satellite systems that will ultimately serve as the basis for a variety of space experiments.
The key innovative feature of OUFTI-1 is the use of the D-STAR amateur-radio digital-communication protocol. This means of radio-comms will be made available to ham-radio operators worldwide. In the future, it will also be used to control space experiments. The telecomands and telemetry will be sent to the satellite with the AX-25 amateur radio protocol. In case of the AX-25 system not working properly a reliable telegraphy beacon should still be functional.