November 30, 2013


Funcube-1 – Telemetry received & uploaded .
VELOX- strong CW telemetry . series of letters eg  (GZ8DQ4GD422G2).
MOVE1 – 3 frames decoded . rx via Mixw. PSK mode @ USB -145970+-
Delfi-n3xt – nice signal . data received via FCDPP, and decoded via DUDe V5.0.

New keps seem ok as listed recently by Mike DK3WN & Mineo PE9PEL blogs !!!
PicoDragon   39412U 98067DA
ArduSat-1    39413U 98067DB
ArduSat-X    39414U 98067DC
TECHEDSAT-3P 39415U 98067DD
APRIZESAT 7  39416U 13066A
FUNCUBE-1    39417U 13066B
SKYSAT-1     39418U 13066C
DUBAISAT-2   39419U 13066D
UNISAT-5     39421U 13066F
EAGLE-1      39422U 13066G
WNISAT-1     39423U 13066H
APRIZESAT-8  39425U 13066K
TRITON-1     39427U 13066M
DELFI-N3XT   39428U 13066N
DOVE-3       39429U 13066P
GOMX-1       39430U 13066Q
BRITE-PL     39431U 13066R


FIRSTMOVE-1  39438U 13066Y
UWE-3        39439U 13066Z
VELOX-2      39439U 13066Z
CUBEBUG-2    39440U 13066AA

November 28, 2013

Satellite PSK !!

Mike DK3WN wrote a nice description to the setup.
I add some images here for more explanation.!!
Triton-1 Satellite
145.815 MHz – USB – 1k2 BPSK
Mode: Packet
Mode settings: PSK -> Modem -> VHF 1200 baud (satellite PSK)
TNC emulation (you need a virtual COM bridge driver e.g. VSP Manager or others.
ONLINE_KISS  you can download it here configure the corresponding COM bridge portEvery MixW decoded packet should be now visible in ONLINE_KISS and a KISS file should be generated
MixW Setup

 Setup Virtual Serial Ports emulator (VSPE)

Triton Telemetry

Triton telemetry
Received via MixW - Mode Packed PSK -1k2
Other software to receive it is Multipsk .
Rig mode @ USB
Frequency =145.822 MHz
Kiss file via virtual port from Mixw to On-Line-Kiss .

November 27, 2013

AO-73 FUN from Europe to Africa

AO-73 FUN from Europe to Africa


The PicoDragon cubesat  developed by the Vietnam National Satellite Center (VNSC).

November 26, 2013


Keps are old to track any new satellite !!!
Pointing the antenna to the max elevation of the satellites chain was a good solution to prevent more wear and tear to the rotator and receiving more new satellites.
Today I got more signal :) I got many strong packet frames which I was unable to decode it yet ,and a long toooot signal ,another strange one !! I was able to copy CubeBug-2 satellite. more than 7 frames was decoded.

November 25, 2013

1st cubesat of Pakistan

iCUBE-1 The first cube satellite of Pakistan by usamabintariq

Visual and audio help to read cw !!!

A visual and audio help to read cw !!
Spectrum software V2 is a good tool for this demo.other software available too.
Select and replay an audio file  . Setup ----->select  input ----> wav file
You need to adjust some parameters to get strong trance .
Use light palette for the display window.
Here is example of swisscube-1 callsign .

I've fried my Dongle !

This switch fried my Dongle !!!!!  
Avoid T adapter pse.

November 24, 2013


UWE-3 20:40 UTC
Received via RTL – SDR Dongle.
Signal was strong during TCA.
Replay via Spectra VE.
SoundModem V 0.10b G3RUH.

KySat-2 via FCDP+

KySat-1 21:00 UTC
signal was strong and stable @ 437.405
Signal Received via Funcube Dongle.
SoundModem V G3RUH.
—> 2nd step, I will use a virtual Com port from the AGW -OnLine Kiss
software to connecting the KySat-1 decoder.

November 23, 2013

Receiving AO-73 telemetry via Analog Rig !!

Funcube Dongle  works very well with Dashboard  Telemetry Decoder .
During last pass I gave IC910 a chance to say hello to AO-73.
Connecting the Rig audio output to PC soundcard input.
Selecting soundcard as the  input device at FC Dashbord decoder.
Clicked - capture from soundcard option. I received 136 frames .
Tuning was so easy with software auto tune option.
Sometime the manual tuning  gave high rate than auto tune!
Upload was ok too to warehouse.
Here is a simple image of the setup:

November 22, 2013

FUNcube-1 (AO-73) Transponder Tested.

Howard Long G6LVB working AO-73 while Ciaran Morgan M0XTD captures
 the downlink passband data using a FUNcube Dongle Pro+ and Microsoft Surface Tablet.

The first test of the FUNcube-1 (AO-73) SSB/CW linear transponder took place today. The transponder was successfully commanded on at 10:49 UT and functioned perfectly during the pass.
 A test of operation using portable stations was made from the Bletchley Park car park. Howard G6LVB and Trevor M5AKA, operating stations GB3RS and G0AUK, worked each other at 10:53 UT. Both stations ran 5 watts PEP to Arrow antennas and signal reports of 55 were exchanged.
The transponder was commanded off towards the end of the pass.
Testing and analysis of the telemetry data from FUNcube-1 (AO-73) is continuing.
Thank you to all stations who have provided telemetry so far. More telemetry data is needed to enable the FUNcube team to characterise the satellite.
We would encourage more stations to download the Dashboard software to receive the telemetry and upload it to the Data Warehouse.


Receiving Funcube-1(AO-73) data

I've copied 105 frames from Funcube-1 last pass.19:36 -1949
Orbit # 9
Max El 36
Setup as in the image

Funcube-1 PC dashboard  v 806 shows  numbers of the packets frames uploaded.

Fitter messages  decoded  :

November 21, 2013

Great reward to the Great work

The Dnepr carrying FUNcube-1 and 18 other satellites carrying amateur radio payloads successfully launched at 07:10:11 UT Thursday, November 21.
Big Congratulation to all team members -

Every thing works fine from 1st pass : The Funcube-1 satellite  - the funcube dongle - the decoder - internet upload - warehouse ....etc etc

ST2UOK UofK satellite Ground station sharing this event .

My data during the 1st Funcube-1 pass at Funcube-1 warehouse  Dashboard.

November 20, 2013

long winter night !!!!!

Many Birds !!!!
Lot of coffee and aspirin tabs... beside me
but so much fun and challenges

Many satellites were decoded,PicoDragon, ArduSat , KySat and Vermont sat.
Congratulation for all teams ........
Good luck for all. ............

PicoDragon CW beacon heard

PicoDragon CW beacon heard . 22:15 UTC
 very strong signal . Other signal on water fall !!but the PICODragon signal
 was the strongest!!
Congratulation PicoDragon team members .

November 18, 2013

1st Pass !!!

According to per-launch keps, Funcube-1 first pass of 10 degree elevation will cover my QTH.
Unfortunately a tall building obstruct the east horizon up to 30 degree , I will try to track and listen to this pass from UofK ground station. Good luck to all .

November 17, 2013

FUNcube-1 Dashboard ready for action !!!

FUNcube Dashboard was tested with audio files and Funcube dongle pro+
it was so easy and very interesting comp nation of  SDR+DECODER in single package!!
The software setup was described very well at the manual .
Yes you need to read all the 32 pages please.
Now its ready and waiting for action .
FUNcube Dashboard is a great software .the  programming  effort was so obvious.
 it need  more fine touches  eg push button to capture the audio.or stop and play et

One repeated problem was noticed . ie the software crushed every time the help icon clicked!! .
I;ve used the new version .

Another nice software was tested ,the KySat-2 decoder from Space Systems Lab,
 University of Kentucky, ie decode packets from KySat-2 .
 KySat-2 need a hardware TNC - tested here with Kantronics 9612 plus.
I thing it may works too via some other sofware-tnc and virtual audio/data loops.

2 nice images from ICube-1 and UNISAT-1 during integration on the payload bay of the Dnepr Launch Vehicle.


November 16, 2013

Dnepr launch animation ..

Dnepr launch animation....depicting lift-off and deployment of satellite.

November 13, 2013

Tracker!!! be ready for November neck pain (1)

Launcher - Satellites name - Launching time - Frequencies - Mode .
Minotaur-1 rocket on 19 November 2013
Black Knight-1, CAPE-2, ChargerSat-1, COPPER, CSIP, DragonSat-1, Firefly, Ho'oponopono-2
KYSat-2, Lunar Orbiter/Lander CubeSat, NPS-SCAT, ORSES, ORS Tech-1,2, ORS-3, PhoneSat-v2
Prometheus-1,2,3,4, Rampart, SENSE-1,2, STARE-B, STPSat-3, SwampSat, TetherSat-1,2
TJ3Sat, Trailblazer-1, Vermont Lunar Cubesat .
NASA ELaNa (Educational Launch of Nanosatellites)

DNEPR rocket on 21 Nov.2013
UniSat-5 / AprizeSat-7,8, BPA-3, BRITE-PL1, CINEMA-2,3, CubeBug-2, Delfi-n3Xt
Dove-4, DubaiSat-2, Eagle-1,2, E-Star-2, First-MOVE, FUNcube-1, GOMX-1, HiNCube
Humsat-D, ICUBE-1, NEE-02 Krysaor, OPTOS, PUCP-SAT-1, Pocket-PUCP, Qubescout-S1
SkySat-1, STSat-3, Triton-1,2, UWE-3, VELOX-P2, WNISAT-1, Wren, ZACube-1
Multi nations NanoSats of Europe, USA, and South America and Asia.

ISS CubeSats on November 25, 2013.
Satellites Frequency List Update

Black Knight-1                   .            437.345             .
CAPE-2                           .            145.825/437.325     .
COPPER                           .            437.290             .         9600bps
DragonSat-1                      .            145.870             .
Ho'oponopono-2                   .            427.220             .         9600bps FSK/GMSK
KYSat-2                          .            437.405             .
NPS-SCAT                         .            437.525/2401.200-2447.600
PhoneSat-v2                      .            437.425/2401.200-2431.200
SwampSat                         .            437.385             .
TetherSat                        .            437.100/305         .         9600bps GFSK
TJ3Sat                           .            437.320             .
Trailblazer-1                    .            437.425             .
BRITE-PL1                        .  , 2.2GHz
CubeBug-2                        .            437.445             .         1200bps AFSK, 9600bps FSK,GMSK
Delfi-n3Xt                    435.530-570     145.880-920         .         Transponder(U/V)
Delfi-n3Xt                       .            145.870/930         .         1200bps AFSK
Eagle-1                          .            437.465             .         9600bps GFSK
Eagle-2                          .            437.505             .         9600bps GFSK
E-Star-2                         .            437.485             .         1200bps AFSK
First-MOVE                    435.520         145.970             .         1200bps BPSK
FUNcube-1                     435.150-130     145.950-970         .         Inverting(U/V)
FUNcube-1                        .            145.935             .         1200bps BPSK
GOMX-1                           .            437.250             .         1k2/2k4/4k8/9k6 GMSK
HiNCube                          .            437.305             .
Humsat-D                         .            437.325/437.525     .
ICUBE-1                       435.060         145.947             .         1200bps BPSK
NEE-02 Krysaor                   .            910.000             .
PUCP-SAT-1                    145.840         145.840/437.200     .         1200bps AFSK
Pocket-PUCP                      .            437.200          437.200      1200bps AFSK,CW
Qubescout-S1                     .            437.525             .         9600bps GMSK
Triton-1,2                   145.815/860     2408.000      9600bps RC-BPSK
UniSat-5                         .            437.175/425         .         9600bps GMSK
UWE-3                            .            437.385          437.385      1200bps FSK,CW
VELOX-P2                      437.305         145.980             .         1200bps BPSK
Wren                             .            437.405          437.405      1200bps FSK,CW
ZACube-1                      145.860         437.345           14.099
PicoDragon                       .            437.365          437.250      1200bps AFSK,CW
ArduSat-1                        .            437.325             .         9600bps MSK
ArduSat-X                        .            437.345             .         9600bps MSK
TechEdSat-3                      .            437.465          437.465      1200bps AFSK,CW
 (C) Mineo Wakita / JE9PEL.
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November 8, 2013

Dnepr satellites 11- 21-2013

Massive Satellite 'Cluster' Launch Set for November 21

A Dnepr launcher-----> UniSat-5 ----> PUCP-SAT-1 cubesat -----> PocketPUCP-sat-1 :)

A list of satellite frequencies - Dnepr Launch 2013 November 21

*Click  for clear view
A list of the coordinated amateur radio frequencies for the Yasny Dnepr satellites is available here.
IARU Amateur Satellite Frequency Coordination Status Pages

PocketQubes: Even Smaller Than a CubeSat

PocketQubes: Even Smaller Than a CubeSat

Over one hundred CubeSats have been launched by hundreds of organizations and universities from around the globe. These have proven very useful in technology demonstration, Earth imaging, and other applications. There is, however, one large downside to the CubeSat platform. Even though it is designed to hitch a ride on launches of larger satellites, they’re still very expensive to develop and launch – somewhere between $60,000 and $125,000.
PocketQubes are a new design of satellite that bring the cost of personal satellites down to what Universities and amateur radio enthusiasts can actually afford. Instead of spending $125k on a 10cm cube CubeSat, the PocketQube, a 5cm cube, can be launched to a 700 km orbit for about $20,000.
Already, four PocketQubes are scheduled for launch in November to a 700km solar synchronous orbit,
  • Eagle1 (USA)
  • Eagle2 (USA)
  • WREN (Germany)
  • QBScout (USA)
 The WREN a very impressive PocketQube with 3-axis reaction wheels and plasma thrusters.

Four PocketQubes including WREN will be launched aboard a Dnepr 1A multi-satellite rocket launch on 21st November from the Yasniy-Dombarovskiy launch site in Russia.  The three other PocketQube spacecraft being launched are two US student satellites, Eagle-1 (Beakersat-1) and QubeScout-S, built by Morehead State University and University of Maryland respectively,  and the Eagle-2 (50-Dollarsat) built by ham radio enthusiasts. - See more at:
More see hackaday     Kickstarter

November 7, 2013

UNISAT-5 and its payloads

UNISAT-5 and its payloads The upcoming launch of UNISAT-5 satellite, boarded on the Dnepr rocket and scheduled on November 21 from Yasny cosmodrome in Russia, will mark an historical event in the world of CubeSats and nanosatellites.
GAUSS srl will release into orbit:
 four CubeSats:
  • PUCP-Sat-1 (Perù)
  • ICUBE-1 (Pakistan)
  • HUMSAT-D (Spain)
  • Dove-4 (USA)
and four PocketQubes:
  • Eagle1 (USA)
  • Eagle2 (USA)
  • WREN (Germany)
  • QBScout (USA)
from the UNISAT-5 satellite, launched by the Dnepr rocket.

The following facts reveal the significance of this event:

  • First launch of Cubesats and PocketQubes from another nanosatellite
  • First launch of PocketQubes ever
  • First Peruvian satellites, PUCP-Sat-1 and PocketPUCP-Sat (that will be released from PUCP-Sat-1)
  • First test of Pulsed Plasma Thruster on a picosatellite (WREN by
In the last week, the Cubesats and Pocketqubes were integrated on board the UNISAT-5, inside the PEPPOD (the GAUSS’ PPOD) and MRFOD (designed by Morehead State University, KY, USA, in collaboration with GAUSS Srl) deployers.

More info  see

New transpoder satellites on the horizon !!

New transpoder satellites on the horizon within the next 12 months.

AMSAT-UK and AMSAT-NL collaboration
1U cubesat
Imminent launch on Dnepr booster (21NOV2013)
600-700 km sun-sync orbit
Educational beacon, 1200 baud BPSK (daytime ops)
20 khz U/V transponder, 500 mW (nighttime ops)

ISIS-BV (Innovative Solutions In Space BV)
3U cubesat
Imminent launch on Dnepr booster (21NOV2013)
600-700 km sun-sync orbit
AIS (ship location service) radio science experiment
Two U/V FM to DSB (“AO-16 mode”) repeaters
activated after 3 months (possibly both at once


Technical University of Delft
3U cubesat
Imminent launch on Dnepr booster (21NOV2013)
600-700 km sun-sync orbit
40 khz U/V transponder (after experiments completed)
High speed S-band downlink

Argentinian Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation, INVAP
S.E., Satellogic S.A., and Radio Club Bariloche
2U cubesat
Imminent launch on Dnepr booster (21NOV2013)
600-700 km sun-sync orbit
Technology demonstration mission
Digipeater and data downloads open after initial experiments

Kaunas University of Technology 1U cubesat
Antares 120/Cygnus NET 11DEC2013
400 km ISS orbit
VGA camera, GPS, 9k6 AX25 beacon
V/U FM repeater, 150 mW

UKube-1 w/ FUNCube-2
UK Space Agency (amateur payload: AMSAT-UK)
3U cubesat
10FEB2014 launch on Soyuz-2
~600 km orbit
Educational beacon, 1200 baud BPSK
20 khz U/V transponder, 500 mW

Launch under negotiation (probably Dnepr)
30 khz LU/V transponder, 2W
LU/V FM repeater, 1W
VHF CW/9k6 data, UHF 9k6 data beacons

Launch unclear, maybe PSLV with Astrosat in 2014
(650km, low inclination)
U/V FM repeater 5W
145.825 digipeater

35kg Microsat
Launch late 2014 800km sun-sync
U/V FM repeater 500 mW
VHF AX25 beacon 500 mW

CAMSAT 25kg Microsats with cross-link capability
1000km, 99.5 degree sun-sync
VHF CW, Voice and AX25 beacons
50 kHz U/V transponder, 500mW
200kHz L/S transponder, 320mW
U/V digipeater
UHF CW and AX25 beacons
S CW beacon
10GHz CW beacon
V/U transponder, 500mW

QB50 precursors (not yet named)
SSB/CW, FM Voice
Launch 1st half 2014 (600km orbit)

Thanks Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA and ANS for the above information
source  SGAR News

KN-SAT Prototype-2

The KN-SAT Cubesat team at the University of Khartoum (UofK), Sudan, have successfully completed the design and development of the Prototype-2. This has been a result of hard work and dedication throughout the last year.

Dr. Sharief F Babikir writes: “I must convey my deep respect and admiration to the Technical Manager of the team, Dr. Nader Omer ST2NH whose leadership, unparalleled knowledge and professionalism has been behind the success of Prototype-2 as it has undeniably been behind Prototype-1.”

Khartoum Amateur Radio Satellite Ground Station

Source @

The full manifest of over 30 satellites- Dnepr Launch

Dnepr Launch 2013 November 21
The full manifest of over 30 satellites can be found here:

A Russian Dnepr rocket is due to place 32 satellites into orbit using a variety of systems to separate them from the launch vehicle. Below are listed all the satellites that make up its complement of payloads. The accuracy of the list is not guaranteed so feedback on any errors will be appreciated.
The most intriguing is the satellite Pocket PUCP that, at launch, will be contained inside another satellite – PUCPSat 1. In turn, PUCPSat 1 will be carried inside the Unisat 5 satellite…. like a set of Russian Matryoshka dolls heading for space.
The payload manifest breaks down into a number of sub-classes. There are some individual satellites being flown as Primary and Secondary payloads and a number of small satellites coordinated as two packages.
ISIS, a Netherlands-based company, has provided nine of its ISIPOD Cubesat dispensers, holding a total of 14 satellites.
The Canadian Space Agency has coordinated three payloads and all will use X-POD dispensers.

Principal Satellites
Dubaisat 2 – Earth observation satellite built by the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology for the Satrec Initiative, a satellite manufacturing company in South Korea. Its purpose is to obtain images for commercial users in the United Arab Emirates.
STSat-3 – Science satellite from South Korea carrying two principal sensors. MIRIS (Multi-purpose Infrared Imaging System) is for astronomy, providing infrared imagery of the galaxy and of the cosmic background . COMIS (Compact Imaging Spectrometer) is an instrument to provide infrared imagery for Earth environmental monitoring, land classification research, and monitoring of water quality.

Secondary Satellites
Skysat 1 – Commercial remote sensing satellite for Skybox Imaging of the USA. It will collect high resolution panchromatic and multispectral images of the Earth.
Aprizesat 7 – Small satellite for data collection from small fixed and mobile ground stations.
Aprizesat 11 – Small satellite for data collection from small fixed and mobile ground stations.
Unisat 5 – Small satellite built by university students and researchers for GAUSS (Group of Astrodynamics of the University of Roma “La Sapienza”). Onboard equiment includes the GlioSat biomedical experiment to investigate the effects of microgravity and ionizing radiation on cell behaviour, a digital Earth-imaging system, MRFOD (Morehead-Roma FemtoSat Orbital Deployer) – a student-built technology demonstrator for deploying satellites, and two PEPPOD CubeSat deployment systems.

Unisat 5 – MRFOD
Eagle 1 (BeakerSat) – 1.5p PocketQubeSat from Morehead State University, Kentucky carrying spacecraft technology tests including a de-orbit system based on increasing air drag by releasing a flat panel to increase the satellite’s cross section and to increase its visibility to radar.
Eagle 2 ($50Sat) 2.5p PocketQubeSat from Morehead State University, Kentucky, measuring the satellite’s thermal environment.
WREN – 2.5p PocketQubeSat built by German company StaKoDo UG. It will test 4 pulsed plasma thrusters, a 3 axis reaction wheel for stabilisation and a colour camera.
QBScout 1 – 1p PocketQubeSat testing a finely pointing Sun sensor.

Unisat 5 – PEPPOD 1
ICube-1 – 1U Cubesat and the first satellite in Pakistan’s Institute of Space Technology space program. Principally a demonstration satellite including amateur radio capability, includes an imaging device.
HumSat-D (Humanitarian Satellite Network-Demonstrator) – 1U Cubesat designed and developed at the University of Vigo, Spain. Demonstrator for the future HumSat constellation – a store-dump communications system to collect data from ground-based sensors
PUCPSat 1 – 1U Cubesat built by the Institute for Radio Astronomy at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP). Carries equipment to measure temperature. Included is a smaller satellite Pocket PUCP with a similar mission – it will be released once PUCPSat 1 is in independent orbit.

Unisat 5 – PEPPOD 2
Dove 4 – 3U Cubesat, with Dove 3 on the same launch vehicle, the start of a constellation of Earth imaging satellites operated by California-based Planet Labs.

FUNcube-1 – 1U CubeSat from AMSAT-UK and aimed for its transmissions to be received easily be received by schools and colleges and decoded in the classroom. It’s purpose is to provide stimulation and encouragement for students to become interested Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Also carrying a radio amateur transponder.
HiNCube – 1U Cubesat from Narvik University College, Norway. Satellite built under the Norwegian Student Satellite Program to collect Earth images. Released from ISIPOD FM-26.
ZACUBE-1 – 1U Cubesat built mainly by postgraduate students at South Africa’s Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). Carries a beacon at HF for ionospheric studies that will also be used to calibrate the HF SHARE radar located in Antarctica.

CubeBug-2 (Manolito) – 2U Cubesat and Argentinian amateur radio satellite will also transmit decodable data on its operational condition.
NEE-02 (Krysaor) – 1U cubesat from the Ecuadorian Civilian Space Agency (EXA). Built as the backup for NEE-01 PEGASO (2013-018B/39151) as a technology demonstrator and remote imager. It will also be used as an educational tool for Ecuadorian schools. NEE is an acronym for Nave Espacial Ecuatoriana.

First-MOVE – 1U Cubesat built as a demonstration item by students from the Institute of Astronautics of the Technische Universität München. It carries a solar cell experiment and a camera.Released from ISIPOD FM-23.
UWE-3 (University of Würzburg Experimental Satellite 3) – 1U Cubesat testing an active Attitude Determination and Control System for CubeSats. Folows on from UWE-1 (2005-043C/28892) and UWE-2 (2009-051D/35934).
Velox-PII – 1U Cubesat from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore built as a technology demonstrator and carrying a development version of a Sun sensor.

Single Satellite ISIPOD Containers
Delfi-n3Xt – 3U Cubesat from Delft University of Technology, equipped with a three-axis attitude determination and control system. Follow on from Delfi-C3 (2008-021G/32789).
Dove-3 – 3U Cubesat, with Dove 4 on the same launch vehicle, the start of a constellation of Earth imaging satellites operated by California-based Planet Labs.
Triton-1 – 3U Cubesat carries a test version of an test an experimental advanced AIS (Automatic Identification System) receiver for picking up location information from ships at sea. Will also transmit readable data for decoding by radio amateurs.
KHUSat-01 (CINEMA 2) – 3U Cubesat, CINEMA stands for “Cubesat for Ion, Neutral, Electron, Magnetic fields”. Second satellite in a trio of identical satellites studying Space Weather effects in near-Earth space. Created by Kyung Hee University and the University of California at Berkeley, USA. CINEMA 1 is 2012-048G/38764.
KHUSat-02 (CINEMA 3) – 3U Cubesat, CINEMA stands for “Cubesat for Ion, Neutral, Electron, Magnetic fields”. Third satellite in a trio of identical satellites studying Space Weather effects in near-Earth space. Created by Kyung Hee University and the University of California at Berkeley, USA. CINEMA 1 is 2012-048G/38764.
OPTOS – 3U Cubesat from the Instituto Nacional de Tecnica Aerospacial of the Spanish Space Agency, Madrid. Carries APIS (Athermalized Panchromatic Image Sensor) to study the degradation of lenses in the space environment by imaging the same region repeatedly under the same light conditions, FIBOS (Fiber Bragg Gratings for Optical Sensing) to measure temperature by studying a laser beam travelling across the optical gratings, and the GMR (Giant Magneto-Resistance) system to study magnetic fluxes in the Earth’s magnetic field.

BRITE-PL (Lem) – small astronomical satellite as the Polish contribution to the BRITE (Bright Target Explorer) mission, developed by a consortium of Canadian, Austrian and Polish institutes. It will study the brightest stars in the Miky Way galaxy.Released from NLS 9 XPOD 1.

WNISat 1 (WeatherNews Inc Satellite 1) – Commercial Arctic Sea monitoring satellite built by AXELSPACE and funded by Weathernews Inc. of Tokyo, Japan. It aims to provide data to shipping lines who are interested in the Arctic Sea ice state.

NLS 9 XPOD 3 (Double M-2)
GomX-1 – 2U cubesat built under management of GomSpace with assistance by the University of Aalborg, Norway. Its principal purpose is to evaluate use of satellites to monitor ABS-B data transmissions from commercial aircraft on trans-oceanic routes.Released from NLS 9 XPOD 3 (Double M-2).

Upper Rocket Stage
BPA 3/Dnepr (Blok Perspektivnoy Avioniki 3) – Dnepr upper stage carrying a package of Ukranian equipment to test navigation techniques for aircraft and satellites. and spacecraft.
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November 4, 2013

NASA ELaNa (Educational Launch of Nanosatellites)

NASA ELaNa (Educational Launch of Nanosatellites) 19 Satellites will be launched on 23:30 UTC, 19 November 2013 by Minotaur-1 rocket from Wallops Flight Facilit I introduce these satellites in the order. (C)IARU, (C)Zarya

1. Black Knight-1
1U cubesat intended to test a passive 2 axis attitude control system and a C328Rcamera.
 Downlink 437.345MHz

2. CAPE-2  
Cajun Advanced Picosatellite Experiment Cubesat proposal with on board SDR, maritime buoy store and forward data 
relay and GMSK 38k4 capability. 
Downlink 145.825MHz and 437.325MHz
   (C)CalPoly edu

3. ChargerSat-1

The primary mission is to perform a technology demonstration of gravity gradientstabilization, improved solar collection and improved horizon communications on a pico-satellite. 
Downlink 437.405MHz
   (C)UAH edu

Parks College 2U CubeSat, identical to Argus-1, intended to collect in-space radiation-event data on testcircuits to help calibrate new models for predictingthe effects of radiation on space electronics.
Downlink 437.290MHz 9600bps
   (C)SLU edu

5. DragonSat-1
Drexel University 1U cubesat project with a mission to take pictures of aurora (northern and southern lights) to observe the radiation dissipation intensity during the solar events, and to perform a technology demonstration of boom deployment mechanism in space.
Downlink 145.870MHz
   (C)CalPoly edu

6. Firefly
Goddard Space Flight Center Cubesat (3U) that will investigate the relationship between lightning and terrestrial gamma ray flashes.
   (C)NASA gov

7. KYSat-2
Kentucky Space LLC, These institutions are:
- Kentucky Space LLC: Mission Management 
- Morehead State University (MSU): Communications, power systems 
- University of Kentucky (UK): On board computer, imaging payload once in orb it the spacecraft will transmit on the amateur UHF band and beacon using th e AX.25 protocol to portable ground station already developed by MSU for ou treach in K-12 grades.
Downlink 437.405MHz
(C)Kentucky Space

8. Lunar Orbiter/Lander CubeSat

1U cubesat, testing software and an imager for an eventual lunar orbiter/lander cubesat that will be sent to the Moon via a launch to geosynchronous orbit, from Vermont Technical College and the University of Vermont.
   (C)CalPoly edu

Naval Postgraduate School
The primary mission is to test solar cells.
Downlink 2.4012 - 2.4476GHz and 437.525MH
   (C)NPS edu

USAF (United States Air Force) 
The flight's primary objective is testing space-based rocket tracking technologyand an autonomous termination system smart enough to destroy the rocket if it flies off course

NASA Ames Research Center 
PhoneSat-v2 is a technology demonstration mission intended to increase the functional capabilities of PhoneSat-v1 and demonstrate complete satellite functionally in a low cost package. The satellite is built around the Nexus S smartphone which will be running the Android operating system and will be enclosed in a standard 1U cubesat structure.
Downlink 2401.200 - 2431.200MHz and 437.425MH
   (C)NASA gov

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories Technology Cubesat (3U) which will demonstrate the tracking of space debris.

USAF STP(Space Test Program) 
- iMESA-R (Integrated Miniaturized Electrostatic Analyzer Reflight) mission 
- J-CORE (Joint Component Research) mission 
- SSU (Strip Sensor Unit), an AFRL Directed Energy (RD) experiment 
- SWATS (Small Wind and Temperature Spectrometer), a Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) mission 
- TCTE (TSI Calibration Transfer Experiment), a NASA/NOAA mission
   (C)US Air Force

Technology Cubesat (1U)
Downlink 437.385MHz

Naval Research Laboratory 3U cubesat that splits into two with a 1km tether to test electrodynamic 
tether propulsion.
Tethersat-1, 437.100MHz 9600bps AX25 GFSK 
Tethersat-2, 437.305MHz 9600bps AX25 GFSK
   (C)Colorado edu

Thomas Jefferson High School 
The cubesat is expected to broadcast speech converted from a text string that istransmitted by the ground station. However, the main mission of the satellite isto develop resources that other students can use in the development of their ownsatellites and in their exploration of space.
Dwonlink 437.320MH
   (C)Popular Mechanics

University of New Mexico 1U cubesat intended to a variety of space weather projects including a dosimeter, gyro and magnetometer

Downlink 437,425MHz

18.Vermont Lunar Cubesat
Vermont Lunar CubesatVermont Technical College Testing the NASA Goddard GPS Enhanced Navigation System and star tracker camera for our proposed Lunar Lander/Orbiter CubeSat. 
Downlink 437.305MHz 9600bps
   (C)Vermont Space Grant Consortium

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