December 6, 2013

ELaNa-5 cubesats

Twelve CubeSats are set to launch aboard an Atlas V rocket with the NROL-39 primary payload from Vandenberg AFB in California on December 5, 2013. The CubeSat payloads have been provided through NASA's Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa) program and the NRO's Mission Integration Directorate (MID). Atlas V GEMSat Launch 2013

IPEX (Intelligent Payload Experiment)
Cal Poly
Mission  to demonstrate operation of autonomous instrument processing, downlink operations, and ground station operations, utilizing the SpaceCube Mini payload processing unit to validate a reduction in data product downlink.

Call sign: KJ6KSL
Frequency: 437.270 MHz
Modulation: AX.25 FSK (NRZI with G3RUH scrambling)
Data Rate: 9600 Buad
Beacon Info:
IPEX transmits three types of beacons:
-Health Beacon: Contains the latest snapshot of IPEX telemetry
-File Beacon: A portion of a much larger telemetry file, need to collect several file beacons
  to reconstruct the file (HEX data)
-Morse Code: 15 wpm, should spell “IPEX,” will be disabled after initial tracking to conserve power

The Michigan Exploration Laboratory
Mission to obtain a mid resolution image to date of Earth with at least 60% land mass and a maximum of 20% cloud coverage from a single cubesat platform.

Frequency: 437.485 MHzRate: 9600 Baud
Modulation: GMSK
Transmit Interval: 10 seconds
RF Power Output:
Antenna Polarization: Linear
Beacon Info:
437.485 MHz, 9600 baud, 10 sec period
Beacon Software decoder

Montana State University
Mission to resolve the spatial scale size and energy dependence of
electron microbursts in the Van Allen radiation belts.

Beacon Info:
Flight Unit 1: 437.405 MHz
Flight Unit 2: 437.230 MHz
GMSK AX.25 9600bps, 1W, 60 sec period

The City University of New York
Mission to  investigation of ionospheric disturbances using GPS signals.

Beacon Info:
437.505 MHz, 9k6 FSK, CW
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