[amsat-bb] Re: AAUSAT-II and CANX-2
Sion Chow Q. C. (9W2QC)
9w2qc at 9w2qc.net
Fri May 2 01:50:21 PDT 2008
Thank you, Daniel for the information regarding CANX-2.
Since CANX-2 is not turned on except over Toronto, Canada, I will pay more
attention to the other satellites instead. Good luck with the new satellite
and congratulations on the successful launch.
Sion Chow Q. C.,
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> Sent: Friday, May 02, 2008 1:56 PM
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> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: AAUSAT-II and CANX-2
> Sion Chow Q. C. (9W2QC) wrote:
> > Has anyone successfully copied CW telemetry from AAUSAT-II on 437.425
> > and CANX-2 on 437.478 MHz?
> We have not turned on our UHF transmitter on CanX-2. If it were to be
> used, it
> would only be active over our ground station in Toronto, Canada
> CanX-2 and CanX-6 are responding commands and both spacecraft are
> healthy. We
> are in the process of commissioning and it is progressing well on both
> We are tracking CanX-2 with NORAD ID 32787 and CanX-6 with 32784. We
> are fairly
> confident in these targets because both satellites have SRS S-Band
> downlinks and
> we have good resolution with our 2.1m dish. I believe Celestrak has
> those names to these objects, although it's really the NORAD names that
> These are our current observations that Freddy Pranajaya has compiled
> various reports and posted on the NLS-4 web page:
> CURRENT OBSERVATIONS
> Object A - 32783 - Cartosat-2A
> Object B - 32784 - CanX-6 (NTS)
> We have just completed a pass, NTS is now in Application Mode.
> S-band tracking seems to be very accurate on this object.
> Object C - 327585 - Cute-1.7+APDII
> This is based on latest observations from this morning (EDT).
> K. Arita -- We tracked Object-C in the today's 3rd pass and the
> result was very fine. Auto doppler correction works perfect and
> the condition of communication was good. Now, I believe that
> Object-C is Cute."
> Object D - 32786 - IMS-1
> An inquiry has been sent to the IMS-1 team in India, to see
> whether this TLE corresponds with their operations parameter.
> Object E - 32787 - CanX-2
> Using this object, we are tracking CanX-2 accurately with our
> S-band dish.
> Object F - 32788 - (AAUSat-II ?)
> Object G - 32789 - (SEEDS ?)
> Object H - 32790 - (Delfi-C3 ?)
> Object J - 32791 - COMPASS-1
> COMPASS1 is currently working with the TLE data for object 32791.
> Object K - 32792 - RUBIN-8/PSLV
> > Also, I read somewhere that CANX-2 also transmits on 2407.650 MHz.
> > someone confirm that this is operational too?
> An early plan for CanX-2 was to have a downlink on 2407.650 MHz.
> However, given
> that we would be downloading data from our science experiments on this
> we coordinated frequencies in the Space Research Science S-band.
> -Daniel, VA3KKZ
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