Masahiro Sanada JI1IZR reports the amateur radio CubeSat ARTSAT1:INVADER (CO-77) is in trouble and asks radio hams to listen for the satellite and report any reception.
ARTSAT1:INVADER, one of the CubeSats, is in trouble that the satellite does not reply after the command by the command station.
The members are trying to find out how to recover.
We have no reply from the satellite, nor the CW [437.325 MHz] becomes not to be heard after the command.
When you have a chance to listen to the satellite, please send your report via the form at:
Your report will be great help for the members.
We appreciate your help very much.
INVADER is an amateur radio “Art Satellite” developed by students at the Tama Art University as a part of the “ARTSAT: Art and Satellite Project” which aims at a practical use of a satellite for art and design.
The 1U CubeSat was launched from the Yoshinobu Launch Complex at the Tanegashima Space Center on Thursday, February 27 at 1837 UT. It carries a CW (A1A) beacon on 437.325 MHz (+/- 10 kHz Doppler shift), a 1200 bps FM AX.25 Packet Radio and FM Digitalker on 437.200 MHz and a low-resolution camera.
ARTSAT1:INVADER designated OSCAR 77