[amsat-bb] XW-1 was launched successfully

Alan Kung alankung at public3.bta.net.cn
Mon Dec 14 23:45:35 PST 2009

XW-1 was launched at UTC 02:31 and has successfully gotten into the orbit at UTC 02:53. BA7JA, BA7NQ and BA7IA, members of XW-1 launching monitoring team reported they received XW-1 beacon in Sanya city Hainan province after the satellite deployed.

XW-1 Keplerian data  
1 99999U          09349.11987269  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0 00006
2 99999 100.4859 046.2958 0001760 147.4703 038.6343 13.15267150000017

For the satellite test, XW-1 will work on FM and Store-forwared transponder mode between UTC 12:52:34 and 13:14:32 today, and will work on linear transponder mode between UTC 12:36:31 and 12:58:32 tomorrow. after that we will upload new flight program to setup payload schedule.

XW-1 telemetry beacon will keep continue to transmitte.

Alan Kung,BA1DU
XW-1 project manger

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