October 20, 2011

Call for Satellite Ground Stations

Hello everyone:

As some of you may already know, the Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa) initiative has another launch on October 28th. The launch is set for 5:48 a.m. EDT . The ELaNa III Cubesats being launched are listed below:

Satellite: AubieSat-1
Downlink Freq: 437.475 MHz
EIRP: .708W
Modulation Scheme: Interrupted Continuous Wave (IWC)
Protocol: Morse Code
Baud Rate: 20wpm

Satellite: DICE
Downlink Freq: 465 MHz
EIRP: -4.51dBW
Modulation Scheme: OQPSK
Protocol: CCSDS
Baud Rate: Modulation data rate 1.5 megabit, Actual Tx bit rate 3.0 megabit

Satellite: RAX-2
Downlink Freq: 437.345 MHz
Modulation Scheme: GMSK
Baud Rate: 9600

Satellite: M-Cubed (1)
Downlink Freq: 437.485MHz
EIRP: < 1W
Modulation Scheme: FSK
Protocol: AX.25
Baud Rate: 9600

Satellite: Explorer-1[PRIME] Flight Unit 2
Downlink Freq: 437.505 MHz
EIRP: -0.7dBW
Modulation Scheme: Non-Coherent FSK
Protocol: KISS Custom
Baud Rate: 1200

Additional spacecraft information can be found on the satellite websites listed below:

If you are able to offer your support on, and after, October 28th please send me an email ASAP with your physical location, lat/long/el information, and which satellites you can support. If you will be supporting us, please also log into our IRC channel. Information for doing so is below:

Point your IRC client to irc.freenode.net and join #cubesat . We suggest setting your nickname to something that identifies yourself individually, as well as a note to what organization you are from, if any. For example, "Org_Name_CALLSIGN".

The TLEs will be released soon, so make sure to check www.cubesat.org for the most recent information. In addition to cubesat.org, Spaceflight Now (http://spaceflightnow.com/delta/d357/status.html) also has launch information. If you have any questions about the launch, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Connor Lange
ELaNa III Groundstation Coordinator

CubeSat mailing list

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