Minotaur-1 ELaNa-4 Satellites

Minotaur-1 Launch from Wallops Flight Facility

Minotaur-1 Launch from Wallops Flight Facility

A large number of CubeSats carrying amateur radio payloads were launched on a Minotaur-1 rocket from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va., on Nov. 19, 2013 at 0115 UT. In total 29 satellites were on the rocket of which 12 operate in Amateur Satellite Service frequencies.

Radio amateurs from around the world reported receiving signals from the satellites.

Frequency Chart by Mike Rupprecht DK3WN

Justin Foley KI6EPH produced this video of the Minotaur-1 launch from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The ORS-3 mission carried STPSat-3 and 28 CubeSats. Of the CubeSats, 11 were provided by NASA LSP’s ELaNa 4 mission: CAPE-2, ChargerSat-1, COPPER, DragonSat, Ho’oponopono-2, KySat-2, PhoneSat, SwampSat, TJ3Sat, Trailblazer-1, Vermont Lunar CubeSat. Video taken from U-80, approximately 3.5 km (2.2 miles) from the launch pad.

Watch Minotaur I with STPSat-3 and 28 CubeSats 2013-11-19

Frequency list for amateur radio satellite deployments in November

Information about the CubeSats operating on Amateur Satellite Service frequencies is at

Preliminary Keplerian Two-Line Elements (TLEs) and Doppler.SQF data

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

PhoneSat 2.4 - Credit NASA Ames

PhoneSat 2.4 – Credit NASA Ames