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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