The CubeSat DeorbitSail built by researchers and radio amateurs at the Surrey Space Centre in Guildford carries a 1200 bps BPSK beacon on 145.975 MHz. It is expected to launch at 1627 UT on Friday, July 10.
DeorbitSail is a 3U CubeSat sized satellite with a deployable sail that will demonstrate rapid deorbiting.
Chris Bridges 2E0OBC writes:
Dear AMSAT’ers, CubeSat’ers, Friends,
Please find attached exclusive details of a UK CubeSat called DeorbitSail flying out tomorrow evening on PSLV. Please feel free to distribute to other hams that can help out.
This contains all the info you should need including:
• Initial TLE
• DeorbitSail Flyer > Launch details, etc.
• Predicted first packet transmission on 145.975 MHz, 1k2 BPSK -> we predict to be over Russia in the evening.
• Beacon and Packet Formats are here: DOS Message Definitions RD+CPB
First packets sent in will get a Signed Certificate of thanks from the team!
If you have any telemetry or TLE/frequency information, please send it to me and/or to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can quickly learn our satellite state.
Any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!
73 Chris 2E0OBC
DEORBITSAIL 1 55554U 58056A 15191.72643157 .00000000 00000-0 +13828-4 0 335 2 55554 97.9842 81.0881 0007584 273.9578 86.0949 14.75593446209360
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DeorbitSail website http://www.surrey.ac.uk/ssc/research/space_vehicle_control/deorbitsail/
Download DeorbitSail leaflet
Download DeorbitSail Message Definitions
ISRO PSLV-C28 / DMC3 Mission http://www.isro.gov.in/launcher/pslv-c28-dmc3-mission
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