[amsat-bb] AubieSat-1 Launch information for 25 October 2011

wersinger@physics.auburn.edu jm.wersinger at gmail.com
Tue Sep 27 11:54:43 PDT 2011

Fellow satellite enthusiasts;

We fervently request your assistance in receiving transmissions from an
upcoming satellite, AubieSat-1, immediately after its launch from
Vandenberg AFB, California, USA,  25 October 2011 at 9:52 UTC.
AubieSat-1 (AS-1) is an undergraduate - built CubeSat satellite
developed by Auburn University.

AS-1 is designed to transmit with a power of about 800 milliwatts on a
frequency of 437.475 MHz, plus or minus Doppler correction.  The beacon
signal, along with telemetry, will be sent using A1A continuous wave
Morse code at 20 words per minute.  Additional telemetry from the
onboard science experiment will use CW transmissions up to 60 WPM.

Based on the pre-launch orbital data provided by NASA, AS-1 will
activate after deployment at 12:21 UTC, 25 October 2011.  At that time,
the sub-satellite point will be at 34.52 S latitude and 1.52 W
longitude over the South Atlantic Ocean.
Our predictions are that the first flights over the contiguous United
States will begin as shown in the following table:

Orbit       AOS         Apogee       LOS         General Locale

3         15:54 UTC  >50 deg   16:01 UTC     New York
4         17:28 UTC  >26 deg   17:35 UTC     Texas
5         19:07 UTC  >48 deg   19:14 UTC     California

This information will be updated should there be launch scrubs or
performance changes in the launch, and additional information will
be available upon request for specific locations.  Reception reports with
data contents are welcomed to the following email addresses:
wersijp at auburn dot edu and tam0013 at auburn dot edu

An internet Echolink conference group is also planned to begin
one-half hour prior to launch and continue until about 30 minutes after
confirmation of the first receipt of signals from the satellite.
Information on the conference groups title will be distributed nearer to
the launch for interested stations.

Please email wersijp at auburn dot edu if you require
additional information and can assist in the reception and tracking
of AS-1.  Thank you.

J-M Wersinger, PhD  KI4YAU
Professor Emeritus
Director, AU Student Space Program
Physics Department
Auburn University, AL 36849

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