Now a week after launch we are happy to report that all satellites that have been heard are in good health! We are waiting for an update on two satellites still. Unfortunately, the tracking of satellites has been more effort than expected. The fact that two passengers on our manifest …
Following weeks of intensifying communication and regular (blog-) updates, culminating during the successful launch of last Thursday, a week of decreasing intensity followed. Anticipating this declining trend to continue, no regular and/or important posts are expected anymore, only non-essential (e.g. just-for-fun) ones. So, to informally close off this ISILaunch03-blog, a …
[UPDATE] Over the weekend beacon signals have been received at First-MOVE’s ground station and (communication) performance is improving. First-MOVE seems to be alive and healthy too, as radio amateurs around the world have received strong signals (unfortunately not at First-MOVE’s ground station (yet)).
This is just in: KHUSAT-01 and -02 are also OK. More info to follow.
Early this morning information about VELOX-PII was received, namely that they had already had four successful ground passes. On the first pass they received the beacon and on the subsequent passes they established contact and received telemetry (indicating good health).
Late last night, good news from the OPTOS-team was received: they had also heard their satellite. More information about their satellite is expected to follow later today.
Delfi-n3Xt had already been heard on the earlier pass over Europe, but that wasn’t a high enough pass to have strong enough signals for decoding. In a later pass, that was the case, telemetry was received and decoded, and all systems are fine with all things deployed. Congratulations to TU …
Following data recorded from some passes over Europe, decoding of the data by the Cubebug-2 team confirmed that Cubebug-2 is also alive and kicking.
Although the signal was to faint to decode the telemetry, Delfi-n3Xt (the successor to Delfi-C3) was also heard of. Congratulations!
And the next satellite has been heard; ZACUBE-1 gave perfect signs of life right over its commanding ground station in South Africa. Always good to get the call home 🙂