[amsat-bb] Re: Need your support to track F-1 CubeSat
m5aka at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Sep 24 08:11:25 PDT 2012
Thanks for the update Thu.
I appreciate the work that you and the students from the FPT University have put into this project.
I hope the deployment of F-1 and the other CubeSats will be a success and I look forward to receiving the signals.
73 Trevor M5AKA
--- On Mon, 24/9/12, Vu Trong Thu <thuvt at fpt.edu.vn> wrote:
> From: Vu Trong Thu <thuvt at fpt.edu.vn>
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Need your support to track F-1 CubeSat
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Date: Monday, 24 September, 2012, 12:29
> Dear everyone,
> According to latest news from JAXA, deployment of the 5
> CubeSats to space by
> the robotic arm of Kibo module on the ISS will be carried
> out on Thursday,
> September 27. Here is the plan:
> - First, 15h10 to 15h20:
> WE WISH and RAIKO from POD #1
> - Second,16h30 to 16h40:
> TechEdSat, F-1 và FITSAT-1 from POD#2
> All time in UTC. The event is planned to be broadcasted live
> on the
> following websites:
> 30 minutes after deployment from the station, F-1 will begin
> beacon alternatively on its main and backup channels.
> Telemetry and beacon
> data from F-1 contain critical information about the
> satellite’s health
> (battery & solar cell voltages, temperature readings)
> and they are very
> important to us, especially in the first week of operation.
> Thus, we would
> like to ask the amateur radio community to help in tracking
> and receiving
> data from F-1 CubeSat.
> Here’s a quick summary of F-1’ frequencies:
> - 145.980 MHz: main
> channel, 1.0W RF output, FM, AFSK 1200bps, one
> telemetry packet every 30 seconds, operates in the dark by
> default (but can
> be commanded later to operate in sunlight as well)
> - 437.485 MHz: backup
> channel, 0.2W RF output, FM, PWM CW beacon,
> each beacon transmission lasts about 20 seconds then 60
> seconds delay, only
> operates in sunlight
> More information and guide to download F-1 telemetry decoder
> can be found at
> http://fspace.edu.vn/?page_id=27. Decoded data can be
> submitted to us via
> the telemetry decoder or by sending to me directly (thuvt at fpt.edu.vn),
> records are highly appreciated.
> Please feel free to send me a message if there is any
> question. We would
> really appreciate your kind support!
> Thu XV9AA
> F-1 CubeSat Project Manager
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