July 24, 2013
STRaND-1 is Back
On July 23, 2013 at 1634 UT Mike Rupprecht DK3WN received signals from the UK STRaND-1 satellite after a near four month absence.
Built by volunteers from the Surrey Space Centre (SSC) and SSTL in Guildford STRaND-1 was launched on February 25, 2013 and was the World’s first Smartphone CubeSat to be put into orbit.
Dr Chris Bridges M6OBC / M0GKK and STRaND-1
STRaND-1 unexpectedly stopped transmitting on March 30, 2013 and radio amateurs around the world have been listening for it ever since on a frequency of 437.568 MHz (+/- 10 kHz Doppler).
Radio amateurs are requested to email reports of reception of telemetry data from STRaND-1 to C.P.Bridges at surrey.ac.uk