The DeorbitSail CubeSat built by researchers and radio amateurs at the Surrey Space Centre in Guildford was launched on Friday, July 10, 2015 carrying a 1200 bps BPSK beacon on 145.975 MHz.
The first DeorbitSail packets reported to the Surrey Space Centre were from Ken W7KKE in Lincoln, OR, USA. Nitin Muttin VU3TYG reported receiving signals on the 1810 pass over India.
The DeorbitSail project is a collaboration to build a 3U CubeSat sized satellite with a deployable sail that will demonstrate rapid deorbiting. The deorbiting capability of the DeorbitSail satellite is due to increased aerodynamic drag from the large surface area of the deployed sail in a Low Earth Orbit (LEO). The satellite will return to the Earth and burn up in the atmosphere over time as its altitude reduces.
Dr Chris Bridges 2E0OBC would be delighted to receive all available telemetry files by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
N2YO online real-time tracking of DeorbitSail http://www.n2yo.com/satellite/?s=40719
How to decode – DeorbitSail http://www.dk3wn.info/p/?p=61666
Download DeorbitSail leaflet
Telemetry – download DeorbitSail Message Definitions Spreadsheet
Follow @SpaceAtSurrey on Twitter
DeorbitSail website http://www.surrey.ac.uk/ssc/research/space_vehicle_control/deorbitsail/
ISRO PSLV-C28 / DMC3 Mission http://www.isro.gov.in/launcher/pslv-c28-dmc3-mission
DeorbitSail is believed to be object 40719, 2015-032E listed in the North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) Two-Line Element Set.
Keplerian Two Line Elements (TLEs) ‘Keps’:
• New satellites launched in past 30 days http://celestrak.com/NORAD/elements/tle-new.txt
• CubeSats http://celestrak.com/NORAD/elements/cubesat.txt
• Experimental satellites http://celestrak.com/NORAD/elements/x-comm.txt
• Engineering satellites http://celestrak.com/NORAD/elements/engineering.txt
• Amateur radio satellites http://www.amsat.org/amsat/ftp/keps/current/nasa.all
Free satellite tracking software:
• SimpleSat Look Down http://www.tomdoyle.org/SimpleSatLookDown/
• Gpredict http://gpredict.oz9aec.net/
• Orbitron http://www.amsat-uk.org/?p=9051
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