Students at Nihon University in Japan are requesting the assistance of radio amateurs in collecting telemetry from the SPROUT satellite which has deployed an inflatable membrane structure.
The SPROUT JQ1YGZ Team say:
We’d like to show to everyone about SPROUT, and we’d like to ask receiving cooperation to everyone.
SPROUT was launched at May 24, 2014 from Tanegashima Space Center in Japan.
There are 3 main missions in SPROUT.
・Deployment demonstration of inflatable membrane structure.
・Demonstration of attitude determination and control technology for several kilogram class nano-satellite.
・Upbringing of human resources of a space sector
For more information
Please see this website.
This time, we made a deployment demonstration of inflatable membrane structure. But it’s necessary to get a deal of data to get information on a satellite, and it takes time to get one of data only my satellite communication ground station.
So when everybody of amsat would do reception cooperation, information on a satellite can be got quickly.
We’d like to request reception cooperation of everybody of “AMSAT-UK” for study promotion.
If you wouldn’t mind, please reception cooperation. Please inform the following mail address of your question and a reception report – firstname.lastname@example.org
SPROUT JQ1YGZ Team on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008270115808
SPROUT transmits on 437.525 MHz FM 1k2 AFSK AX.25
SPROUT SSTV activation https://amsat-uk.org/2014/05/31/sprout-sstv-digitalker-active/