January 18, 2021

ELaNa 20 CubeSats Deployed

            Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne system undergoes final preparations on a taxiway at Mojave Air and Space Port ahead of the company’s Launch Demo 2 mission. Taken in late December 2020. Photo: Virgin Orbit/Greg Robinson.

 Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne system

Today at approximately 3:35 p.m. ET (12:35 p.m. PT), 10 CubeSats began deploying from Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne Rocket into low-Earth Orbit as part of the Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa) 20 mission. Virgin Orbit’s 747-00 carrier, Cosmic Girl, took off from the Mojave Air and Space Port in California at 1:38 p.m. ET (10:38 a.m. PT) today carrying the LauncherOne Rocket and the 10 small research satellites.

CubeSats are a cornerstone in the development of cutting-edge technologies like laser communications, satellite-to-satellite communications, and autonomous movement. The nine CubeSat missions in this launch were developed by the following universities and one NASA center:

  • CACTUS-1 – Capitol Technology University, Laurel, Md.
  • CAPE-3 – University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • EXOCUBE – California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
  • MiTEE – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • PICS (two CubeSats) – Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • PolarCube – University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Q-PACE – University of Central Florida, Orlando, Fla.
  • RadFXSat-2 – Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.
  • TechEdSat-7 – NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.

CSLI is an initiative created by NASA to attract and retain students in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. Missions are selected through the CubeSat Launch Initiative and managed by NASA’s Launch Services Program at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Visit our website to learn more and follow us on Twitter at NASA_LSP and Facebook at NASA LSP.

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January 1, 2021

Got the rank # 12 and about 400.000 visitors

I'm very happy to see the visitors counter  around 400,000 visits. Also I'm glad to got the rank # 12 at (Top 15 Satellite Blogs & Websites To Follow in 2020). https://blog.feedspot.com/satellite_blogs/
Thanks for any visitors.Not bad for 14 years old Blog.




December 25, 2020

ARISS SSTV Award

ARISS Celebrating 20 Years of Continuous Operations on ISS.




 

ARISS Celebrating 20 Years of Continuous Operations on ISS

ARISS Celebrating 20 Years of Continuous Operations on ISS. ARISS was established in 1996 as the successor to SAREX (Shuttle Amateur Radio Experiment on the USA Shuttles) existing since 1983. Activities onboard the International Space Station (ISS) by the space agencies: NASA, Roscosmos, ESA, JAXA, and CSA as well as AMSAT and organizations affiliated to the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) from the countries participating in the program, began in 2000. The first test of amateur radio contacts using the HAM station on the ISS with ground stations from Russia and the United States, took place 20 years ago on November 13. In the following days, there were other communication tests, while the first successful contact of ARISS with the school took place on December 21, 2000. After that more than 1300 school ARISS contact over the World were performed using callsings: RS0ISS, NA1SS, OR4ISS, IR0ISS, DP0ISS, FX0ISS, GB1SS, FX0STD, HL0ARISS, IZ0JPA, AB55IK, 9W2MUS, PY0AEB.
Presently after 20 years of continuous operations, ARISS volunteers carry out many amateur radio experiments: radio voice repeaters, Digital APRS repeaters, amateur radio satellites, SSTV images, ARISS activity awards, and direct audio and digital video contacts with the ISS crew. It offers students the chance to have an exciting experience – a face-to-face conversation via amateur radio with the crew members onboard the International Space Station. It activates young people's interest in STEAM and motivates them to learn.  

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December 19, 2020

Great DXing

Great DXing !!!!!!, an early morning the 20m opened a pass to the East. yep hundreds of JA-stations.!!! Beautiful !! wasn't it?


 

December 17, 2020

Dxing From Africa !!

When you're a DX station,your screen looks like this !!  

All band Activity was calling me !!



No QRM ,TX and RX was  playing one to one game . interesting wasn't it ?


 

December 5, 2020

OGA-5 Award

 

In behave of The Royal Omani Amateur Radio Society, A47RS I am pleased to send you the
OGA-5 award for establishing two-way radio contacts with Omani amateur radio stations in 5 different Sultanate of Oman Maidenhead Grid square locators out of 27 via Es'hail-2 satellite (QO-100)

 

November 26, 2020

Video decoded from Chinese Lunar Orbiter Chang'e-5 by rOOt

 At the twitter rOOt@r2x0t  posted
 
THIS. IS. JUST. AWESOME. !!! 
 
 
This is video decoded from the 8455MHz high rate down-link
@uhf_satcom received yesterday. All the work on the decoder
and data analysis really paid off in the end! Video shows solar
panel of Chang'e-5 glistening in the sun and dust floating around.

 

Here is full quality download link for the video: change5.mp4 (838kB)
 
 
 

 Sources 

November 20, 2020

Bobcat-1 Satellite Telemetry at speed 57k6 buad ...

  Bobcat-1 Cube-Satellite telemetry decoded at speed of 57k6 baud . replay wave.

 
 

Bobcat-1: The Ohio University CubeSat for Inter-Constellation Time Offset Determination.

 https://www.ohio.edu/news/2020/10/russ-colleges-bobcat-1-satellite-launched-space-nasa

November 16, 2020

Photos from Australia,Japan,India and Brazil via FS-3 satellite.

Photos from Australia,Japan,India and Brazil via FS-3 satellite.

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ST2NH - GIF image succeed to upload and received .