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

Stefan Wagener wageners at gmail.com
Wed May 20 02:00:13 UTC 2015

Hi Greg,

Is the telemetry decoding software or code available for us to see/decode
the data and monitor the satellite? That would greatly help in getting
amateur radio operator support worldwide.

Good luck and 73,

Stefan, VE4NSA

On Wed, May 20, 2015 at 5:13 AM, Gregory Beat <w9gb at icloud.com> wrote:

> The Planetary Society : LightSail Mission Blog, by Jason Davis, Twitter:
> @jasonrdavis
> http://www.planetary.org/blogs/jason-davis/2015/20150518-lightsail-first-day-space.html
> 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
> ... send queries to jason davis or follow him on Twitter.
> Sent from iPad Air
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