December 12, 2018

Best 15 Satellite Bloggers

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CONGRATULATIONS to every blogger that has made this Top Satellite Blogs list! This is the most comprehensive list of best Satellite blogs on the internet and I’m honoured to have you as part of this! I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world.




December 8, 2018

JO-97

On December 3rd, 2018, JY1Sat was launched on a Falcon 9 vehicle from
Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Part of Spaceflight's SSO-A:
Smallsat Express launch, JY1Sat is a project of the Crown Prince Foundation
of Jordan. Telemetry has been received and decoded around the world since
the launch.



At the request of the Crown Prince Foundation, AMSAT hereby designates
JY1Sat as Jordan-OSCAR 97 (JO-97). We congratulate the owners and operators
of JO-97, thank them for their contribution to the amateur satellite
community, and wish them continued success on this and future projects.



73,

Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA

AMSAT VP Operations / OSCAR Number Administrator
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December 7, 2018

EXSEEDSAT- VUSat-OSCAR-96 (VO-96)

On December 3rd, 2018, ExseedSat was launched on a Falcon 9 vehicle from
Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Part of Spaceflight's SSO-A:
Smallsat Express launch,  ExseedSat was built by a team of Indian radio hams
including Ashhar Farhan (VU2ESE), George Phillips (VU2GT), Gurudutta Panda
(VU3GDP), Sasi Bhusan (VU3ELR), and Nitin Mutin (VU3TYG). Initial telemetry
has been received around the world.

At the request of Exseed Space, AMSAT hereby designates ExseedSat as
VUsat-OSCAR 96 (VO-9vu6). We congratulate the owners and operators of VO-96,
thank them for their contribution to the amateur satellite community, and
wish them continued success on this and future projects.

73,

Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA

AMSAT VP Operations / OSCAR Number Administrator
Amsat-bb email list 

December 2, 2018

Amateur radio satellites launched from India November 29

Satellites with Amateur Radio payloads launched from India on the ISRO PSLV-C43 mission at 0427 GMT on Thursday, November 29, 2018.


The satellites with amateur radio payloads, all CubeSats, are:
3CAT1 http://www.amsatuk.me.uk/iaru/finished_detail.php?serialnum=370
FacSat-1 http://www.amsatuk.me.uk/iaru/finished_detail.php?serialnum=635
InnoSat-2 http://www.amsatuk.me.uk/iaru/finished_detail.php?serialnum=548
Reaktor Hello World https://twitter.com/RHW_Satellite/ https://reaktorspace.com/reaktor-hello-world/

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 Satellite status



3CAT-1    ... #437??, 437.250MHz, 9k6 BPSK CW, active
              5 min beacon interval

FacSat-1  ... #43721, 437.350MHz, 9k6 GMSK, active
              using SoundModem (TY2/6 9k6)

Reaktor   ... #43728, 437.775MHz, 9k6 2GFSK CW, active
              2GFSK can not be decoded with normal software.

Innosat-2 ... #43738, 437.450MHz, 4k8 GMSK, active
              using SoundModem (1KUNS-PF 4k8)

FACSAT-1
1 43721U 18096C   18334.22688571  .00027989  00000-0  10934-2 0  9993
2 43721  97.4872  39.2139 0016168 319.7179 127.4551 15.25724654   165
Reaktor
1 43728U 18096K   18334.16180617 -.00000075  00000-0  00000+0 0  9999
2 43728  97.4852  39.1487 0016615 325.5558 125.7315 15.26135796   149
INNOSAT-2
1 43738U 18096V   18333.96322465 -.00000078  00000-0  00000-0 0  9990
2 43738  97.4854  38.9533 0024621 334.8241 110.0540 15.27666015   128
 
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December 1, 2018

FUNcube Family



FUNcube was launched 21 November 2013 at 07:10 UTC on a Dnepr rocket from Yasny Launch Base. Since then, we have had FUNcube systems in UKube-1, QB50p1, Nayif-1 and the upcoming ESEO and JY1SAT spacecraft, bringing the total FUNcube payloads launched for STEM education and amateur radio to six.

1-FUNcube AO-73
2-UKube-1, 
3-QB50p1
4-Nayif-1
5-ESEO   
6-JY1SAT

FUNcube Payload Telemetry Dashboards

 

JY1SAT CubeSat

Sunday, December 2, 2018 should see two more satellites carrying FUNcube payloads launched into orbit.
With that launch, JY1Sat and ESEO will join FUNcube-1 (AO-73) and Nayif-1 (EO-88).
The FUNcube team have been busy, not only designing and implementing the payloads, but also working on the Telemetry Dashboards and the Data Warehouse.
Each satellite has a dedicated dashboard and we have created a one page summary (FUNcube Dashboard Summary v1) of those dashboards, their current version number and a dedicated download link.
Telemetry Dashboard
We have included the recommended warehouse settings for each satellite as well as the “FCD Centre Frequency”. Note that the frequency we quote is 20 kHz offset from the published telemetry downlink to allow for the zero Hertz spike and close in phase noise that is inherent on SDRs.
Currently, to view the telemetry for a particular satellite, it is necessary to run the dashboard for that satellite. Any telemetry for one of the other FUNcube satellites can be captured and forwarded to the central data warehouse. For this reason, some users tend to run all dashboards simultaneously using the same FUNcube Dongle. Users should remember the that dashboard that was started last, is the one that will control the frequency settings applied to the FUNcube Dongle.
These dashboards are under continual development and the next planned development is to create a single dashboard that will service all FUNcube Telemetry payloads simultaneously. Keep a look out for further news on this unified dashboard in 2019.

ESEO satellite in the anechoic chamber at the ESTEC test facilities, in the Netherlands

ESEO satellite in the anechoic chamber at the ESTEC test facilities, in the Netherlands
Telemetry Data Warehouse
All telemetry received via the dashboards is forwarded to the central data warehouse, providing you have registered for an account. This has been a very successful part of the FUNcube project as it has allowed for worldwide data collection by amateurs and for all the data to be available to download and used for educational purposes.
With the pending launch of two additional satellites, some changes where required to allow this data capture to continue in an efficient manner. The data warehouse has a new user interface and all satellite data can be assessed with one URL – http://data.amsat-uk.org/ 



Once at the new user interface, simply select the satellite you are interested in, and all the usual telemetry will be available along with the list of current data providers to the database for that satellite.
Both the dashboards and the data warehouse are under continual development, so be sure to check back for updates.
The FUNcube team is very grateful to all radio amateurs worldwide for their continued support and we encourage you all to join in with the reception of JY1Sat and ESEO telemetry upon a successful launch this Sunday.
73s Ciaran Morgan M0XTD


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November 23, 2018

NASA's InSight Mars lander .

NASA's InSight Mars lander is scheduled to land on the Red Planet on November 26 after a six month trip from Earth .


Source Nasa inSight tweet