[amsat-bb] Nayif-1 Pre-launch Keps and other details UPDATED Tuesday 14th Feb 2017
g.shirville at btinternet.com
Tue Feb 14 04:40:27 UTC 2017
The launch time for the Nayif-1 CubeSat remains as03:58UTC on February 15th 2017 on the PSLV C37 vehicle. We expect the launch to be webstreamed at http://webcast.gov.in/live/ A set of pre-launch TLEs have been released:NAYIF1 17002U17002A 17046.17824931 0.00000000 00000-0 00000-0 0 9993217002 97.5521 107.5843 0004848 278.6481296.8511 15.21991390 01 This filecan also been downloaded from here http://download.funcube.org.uk/nayif_tle.txt We now expectthat the FUNcube transmitter on Nayif-1 will activate at approximately 04:47 UTCFeb 15th. (NB – This is a revised AOS and it is still Tuesdayevening in America!) Initial transmissions will be in “safe” mode andwill be of the 1k2 BPSK telemetry only with approx 50mW of RF power on145.940MHz. Atthis time the spacecraft will still be over the Southern Pacific Ocean but AOSin Mexico is expected at around 04:54 UTC and the first pass will then tracknorthwards in range of stations situated in the western US and Canada. During theLaunch and Early Operation phase (LEOP) of the mission, the Nayif-1 command team will be headquartered atthe American University of Sharjah Ground station in the United Arab Emirates. Theywill obviously be especially keen to have all possible reports of signalreception during this first orbit! To encourage everyone to take part, therewill be a small prize for the stations that submit the first data to theNayif-1 Data Warehouse. Please help the team if you can. Details ofthe Nayif-1 frequencies, together with details of how to the download the Dashboardcan be found herehttps://funcube.org.uk/2017/02/08/nayif-1-launch-date-now-confirmed/ The Data Warehouse is still under final development butcan be viewed here: http://data.amsat-uk.org/nayif1/index Please note that if you are already a registered user ofthe FUNcube Dashboard then you do not need to re-register. Your existingdetails will transfer automatically to the new Dashboard when you run it forthe first time. If you run the test file with the Nayif-1 Dashboardplease do not expect the Warehouse to show the data - it is from an earlierdate than that is already displayed. However the “packets uploaded” tab at thebottom right corner of your Dashboard will show that the files have uploaded OK,that all is well with your system and that it is ready for action. The AMSAT-UK and -NL team will also be using the #funcubeIRC channel on launch day and you will be very welcome to join them there. Ifyou do not have the Dashboard available then also please submit your heardreports via IRC as well. A web client can be found at http://irc.lc/freenode/funcube if youdo not have an IRC client installed.
73s from the FUNcube team
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