TshepisoSat – You can help recording telemetry data

TshepisoSat ZACUBE-1 prior to being shipped to the Netherlands

TshepisoSat ZACUBE-1 prior to being shipped to the Netherlands

The F’SATI Satellite team at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology is looking for your support to collect telemetry.

“We encourage radio amateurs to listen for the UHF beacon on 437.345 MHz (+/- 10 kHz Doppler shift). It will be a great help if they can log the raw data from the TNC and send it to Leon at ldutsteenkamp<at>gmail.com” Francois Visser said.

“The team will be going through a commissioning process for the next two weeks to make sure everything works fine. Then we’ll turn on the ADCS to command the satellite into a spin, where after the HF antenna will be rolled out.  Only then we’ll turn on the beacon. So far we have tested the downlink and uplink, checked system status, uploaded command scripts and all looks nominal. Battery voltage varies between 7.6 and 8.2 V, and on-board temperature between 12 and about 26 degrees  C.  The telemetry also shows that the ISIS antennas deployed on the first try”.

Follow progress at http://www.cput.ac.za/fsati and http://www.amsatsa.org.za/

Source: South African Radio League (SARL)

TshepisoSat / ZACUBE-1 telemetry decoder http://tinyurl.com/SatSoftwareDK3WN/

Satellite Tracking https://amsat-uk.org/beginners/satellite-tracking/