[amsat-bb] LightSail -- Request to ARS Ground Stations

Gregory Beat w9gb at icloud.com
Wed May 20 00:13:05 UTC 2015

The Planetary Society : LightSail Mission Blog, by Jason Davis, Twitter: @jasonrdavis 


We’re now able to release a timeline of events for LightSail’s first day in space. 

The chart on LightSail mission Page assumes a liftoff of 10:45 a.m. EDT, (14:45 UTC) at the start of the four-hour launch period. The actual window has not yet been released.

We aren't sure when we'll hear from LightSail, but the first possible opportunity comes three hours, 14 minutes after liftoff (17:40 UTC).

If you’re a member of the amateur radio community, YOU CAN HELP ! Our radio frequency is 437.435 MHz. Email me any data you collect from LightSail, including screenshots of the radio signal if you have them. I'll pass the information on to our engineering team, and we'll recognize your contribution on our blog.

LightSail's automated telemetry chirps start after antenna deployment and continue throughout the mission. We’ll update our Mission Control Center to show the spacecraft’s current position, including pass predictions for your device’s current location (courtesy of N2YO.com). 

#LightSail telemetry info from our engineering team: 

 437.435 MHz, Encoding: FSK, Baud: 9600 bps, AX.25

greg, w9gb
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