Radio amateurs asked to help receive CUSat

CUSat Team Spring 2013

CUSat Team Spring 2013

Alexandra Abad, who is studying Mechanical Engineering at Cornell University, has asked for the help of radio amateurs around the world to try and detect signals on 437.405 MHz from the student built satellite CUSat which was launched on September 29, 2013 on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

CUSat - Image credit Cornell University

CUSat – Image credit Cornell University

She writes:

I’m a current member of CUSat at Cornell University. As you may know, we are a student-run team, winner of the University Nanosat-4 competition  and recently launched with Falcon 9 in September. We have currently been having issues hearing CUSat and would appreciate any help!

Below is some tracking information:
• Beacon Downlink Frequency: 437.405 MHz (+/- 10 kHz Doppler Shift) FM AX.25 packet radio
• Beaconed Callsign: BOTTOM
• FCC Callsign: WG2XTI
• Data Rate: 1200 baud
• Modulation: AFSK
• Transmit Interval: Every 1 minute
• RF Power Output: 2.2 W
• Antenna Polarization: Linear
• Real-Time satellite track

If get any results or have any questions at all please email us at

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Alexandra Abad
Cornell University ’14
Mechanical Engineering

CUSat Keplerian Two Line Elements (TLEs) ‘Keps’

Real-time tracking  information for CUSat is at