The technologies advanced as part of this project will enable NASA missions. Many recent CubeSats have made use of frequencies allocated for amateurs, while government funded CubeSats using amateur radio frequencies may violate the intent of the amateur radio service. Additionally, it is a violation of National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA) rules for government funded ground stations to use amateur radio frequencies to communicate with CubeSats. With the significant growth of CubeSat missions the current use of amateur spectrum is not sustainable and alternative solutions need to be developed. Such solutions require the development of radios in other bands that can be licensed and which are affordable, meet CubeSat constraints and can provide high speed downlinks .