RAX-2 CubeSat Transmissions Cease

RAX-2 CubeSat

RAX-2 CubeSat

The RAX-2 beacon stopped transmitting on Saturday, April 20 and is not responsive to normal commands.

The cessation in normal operations happened mid-day on Saturday and the cause of the issue is currently under investigation. Over the next few days, the team will be recording the spectrum during passes and sending up some custom commands in an attempt to determine the cause.

RAX-2 has been operating on-orbit for 540 days, has completed its scientific goals, and has surpassed it’s planned one-year scientific mission. The RAX-2 team will be posting updates on the status as they investigate over the next few weeks.

Source http://rax.engin.umich.edu/