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 🙂
The team from Wuerzburg has also heard from their satellite UWE-3. Several beacon signals have been received. Congratulations
Passing over Delft just a short while ago, ‘our own baby’ TRITON-1 sent back its first messages home, acknowledging that it’s fully alive and likes the new environment 🙂
Already shortly after launch, FUNcube-1 was heard by the ground station in South Africa. Following a shallow pass by California, Dove-3 has been heard well by its developers at Planet Labs as well. Waiting for the rest of them.
Congratulations to all who now have their spacecraft in space!
Probably the last post from Yasny before launch, with internet going down in 5 minutes from the mission conference room… only 15 minutes left.
With only 35 minutes to go, we’re all set in the mission conference room at the launch site. Communication has been checked, most teams have already checked in through the various communication channels. Not much more we can do now but wait for the activities to really start about 10 …
We had a launch readiness briefing, where it was once more formally confirmed that the State Launch Authorities have assessed the readiness of the Launch Vehicle, the Launch Facilities and all involved stakeholders, and have approved the launch for the time as specified before: 13:10:11 local time or 07:10:11 UTC. …
Good morning from Yasny. To start with this morning’s weather report; all seems clear and fine, it’s quite cold, and the sunrise was a nice view just now: So with just under 4 hours to go, we are getting prepared for the launch event here.
During a talk with the launch provider’s management tonight here in Yasny, it was confirmed that all necessary clearances for tomorrow’s launch have been given and signed. And with quite cool and stable weather forecasted for tomorrow, all is now ‘go’ for launch. We checked our communication lines with Delft …