November 25, 2010


13:15 UTC BA7E39031500FC0201A30131020100E0070D5F094300204B46 C57E39012F000A0302FC02A301100000050D5F094300204B46 CE7E39032F00FD0201A30131020100E0070D5F094300204B46 D47E3900D60105031F2C038F020202D9000D5F094300204B46 DE7E3902A7000B03510000A401CF0468000D5F094300204B46 E77E3900000006031E2C0351030202D9000D5F094300204B46 ED7E390100000B0302FD020600100000050D5F094300204B46 F67E39030600FC0201A30131020100E0070D5F094300204B46

QRM on AO-51 satellite?

Very strong interference from a full diplex communication system blocked totally the satellite for more than 5 mints.

November 20, 2010

The O/OREOS satellite is NASA's first cubesat

O/OREOS (Organism/ORganics Exposure to Orbital Stresses) Nanosatellite

The O/OREOS satellite is NASA's first cubesat to demonstrate the capability to have two distinct, completely independent science experiments on an autonomous satellite. One experiment will test how microorganisms survive and adapt to the stresses of space; the other will monitor the stability of organic molecules in space.


AOS 14:35 UTC
LOS 14:48 UTC

November 17, 2010


Dear members of the University Nanosat, Cubesat, and Amateur Radio

As many of you may know, the FASTRAC satellites built by students at
UT-Austin will be launched as part of the STP-S26 mission this upcoming
Friday Nov 19th (around 4:30 pm AST) from Kodiak, Alaska on board a Minotaur
IV rocket. The satellites will be placed into a 650 km altitude, 72 degree
inclination circular orbit. For those that don't know, the FASTRAC
satellites are the winners of the University Nanosat-3 Competiton and their
primary mission is to demonstrate enabling technologies for small

The satellites have been designed the satellites so that amateur radio
operators can track them all over the world and to do so the team has built
a section on our website ( that allows
any amateur radio operator to upload data they receive from the satellites.
This serves two purposes which are that the website will parse and
graphically interpret the data received and also allows the team to collect
data from all over the world.

With this in mind we would like to invite you to track our satellites and
register on our website. All of the information to track the satellites is
available on the above website where we will be posting the most up to date
TLEs as they become available as well as any other pertinent information.
Also, we will be posting updates as the launch approaches on our website,
our Facebook page ( and our Twitter page ( so make sure to chek them out.

Thank you for your help. 73,

Glenn Lightsey (KE5DDG) and Sebasti?n Mu?oz (KE5FKV)
FASTRAC Principal Investigator and FASTRAC Student Program Manager