[amsat-bb] Pratham: IITB Student Satellite
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Thu Oct 6 15:06:37 UTC 2016
I had good elevation this morning (65°) at 14:52 UTC on the East Coast of
the US but unfortunately nothing was heard on 145.980.
On Wed, Oct 5, 2016 at 12:01 PM, Aayush Yadav <aayushyadav825 at gmail.com>
> Hello all,
> Pratham has been identified as object 41783, 2016-059A. However we have not
> been able to track the satellite with these TLE's. If you could please
> track the satellite with these TLE's and confirm with us it would be really
> appreciable. Thank you.
> Kind regards.
> Team Pratham!
> On Sunday 25 September 2016, Aayush Yadav <aayushyadav825 at gmail.com>
> > Hello all,
> > We are glad to inform you that Pratham, IITB's Student Satellite is
> > expected to launch with the help of PSLV-C35 on 26th September, 2016 at
> > 9:12 AM.
> > The following are the TLE data for the satellite:
> > 16005A 16270.25119097 0.00000311 00000-0 59418-4 0
> > 1232
> > 98.2057 329.0542 0028038 267.7677 9.1998 14.63716875 11
> > Any update in these will be notified at the earliest. We would love you
> > all to be a part of the project and help us in tracking our satellite.
> > There are basically two downlink for the satellite, The beacon is
> > estimated to switch on in the window of 25-30 degrees North and 4-8
> > East as per the current TLE's. Once switched on, it will remain so
> > out it's orbit. The telemetry data will be switched on only over France
> > India because of our power constraints. If you could, please receive the
> > beacon and/or telemetry of the satellite and report back to the mail id's
> > as given below. The information for the satellite transmissions is given
> > below,
> > Beacon:
> > Frequency: 145.98 MHz
> > Modulation: CW
> > Words per minute: 30
> > Power Emitted: 0.2 W (23 dBm)
> > Telemetry:
> > To be switched on only over India and France
> > Modulation: FSK
> > Rate: 1200 bps
> > Power Emitted: 0.06 W (18 dBm)
> > For any other Information you may visit our website
> > <http://www.aero.iitb.ac.in/pratham/>. Also feel free to contact our
> > Communication and Ground station team, (Rachana Agarwal,
> > rachna.agrawal.04 at gmail.com
> > Yadav, aayushyadav825 at gmail.com
> > queries you may have.
> > On Thu, Sep 8, 2016 at 1:44 PM, Aayush Yadav <aayushyadav825 at gmail.com
> >> Hello,
> >> Thank you for your wishes.
> >> The FSK downlink contains only the health monitoring data of the
> >> satellite and is used for payload calculations. IPGP university in
> >> requested us for the payload data for their scientific research thus we
> >> switching on the telemetry only over India and France.
> >> However the CW beacon will be on through out the orbit and can be
> >> received from anywhere.
> >> Kind regards,
> >> Team Pratham
> >> On Thursday 8 September 2016, Nitin Muttin <vu3tyg at yahoo.co.in
> >>> Hi Team Pratham,
> >>> Thanks for the update and will look forward for a successful launch and
> >>> deployment of your satellite. Please share why the FSK downlink on
> >>> Mhz is activated over France and India.
> >>> 73
> >>> Nitin [VU3TYG]
> >>> Secretary, AMSAT INDIA
> >>> ------------------------------
> >>> *From:* Aayush Yadav <aayushyadav825 at gmail.com>
> >>> *To:* "amsat-bb at amsat.org" <AMSAT-BB at amsat.org>
> >>> *Sent:* Wednesday, 7 September 2016 10:25 PM
> >>> *Subject:* [amsat-bb] Pratham: IITB Student Satellite
> >>> Greetings everyone,
> >>> We, students of IIT Bombay, are glad to inform you that our project,
> >>> Pratham, is ready and expected to launch with PSLV-C35 in the last week
> >>> of
> >>> September. We would be really happy if you all joined us in receiving
> >>> our
> >>> satellite's beacon, details given below:
> >>> Beacon:
> >>> Mode: CW
> >>> wpm: 35 words
> >>> Frequency: 145.980 MHz
> >>> Downlink:
> >>> Mode: FSK
> >>> Baudrate: 1200 bps
> >>> Frequency: 437.455 MHz
> >>> (To be switched on over France and India only)
> >>> We will update the information as soon as TLE's will be available.
> >>> Kind Regards.
> >>> Team Pratham
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