Many stations have been receiving the telemetry transmitted by FUNcube-1, which has now been in orbit for 221 days. The spacecraft, which has been operating nominally since launch, is providing on-board health and science data for the many schools and colleges who are already participating in the project around the world.
Since launch, data has been received by more than 650 stations around the world and today our online Data Warehouse received its one millionth packet of information. The Warehouse is now storing more than 256 MB of telemetry which is available for educational and research use.
The FUNcube team have been successful in capturing almost 25% of all the telemetry transmitted including almost all of the Whole Orbit Data. This success is a great tribute to our designers of the Flight software, the Dashboard programme and the matching Data Warehouse.
The FUNcube team are also immensely grateful to all the schools, colleges, radio amateurs and other listeners who are providing this data and want to encourage everyone to continue to listen to FUNcube-1 and to upload the data to the Warehouse. This will help enable the project to continue to provide a complete and current data set for analysis.
The team would, of course, also love to have additional receiving stations in the FUNcube Ground Station Network. This applies especially to anyone near the poles or who is located on an island in the middle of ocean. Their involvement would help improve the rate of data capture still further.
The FUNcube records show that there were three stations who actually managed to upload the same one millionth packet to the Warehouse today. They are G0EID, OM3BC and DL3SER. If they could contact “operations at funcube.org.uk” we will arrange them to send them a small prize to honour their contribution to the project.
There will be a presentation on FUNcube-1 at 11:15 am BST on Saturday, July 26 at the AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium which takes place at the Holiday Inn, Guildford, GU2 7XZ. The event is open to all, admittance £10 per day, further details at https://amsat-uk.org/colloquium/colloquium-2014/
Data Warehouse – Telemetry Archive http://warehouse.funcube.org.uk/
Dashboard App – Telemetry Decoder http://funcube.org.uk/working-documents/funcube-telemetry-dashboard/
FUNcube website http://www.funcube.org.uk/
FUNcube Yahoo Group https://amsat-uk.org/funcube/yahoo-group/
FUNcube Forum http://forum.funcube.org.uk/