Florida SwampSat Team Request Assistance

Dr Norman Fitz-Coy with SwampSat

Dr Norman Fitz-Coy with SwampSat

The SwampSat team at the University of Florida is requesting assistance in collecting telemetry from their 1U pico-satellite, which was successfully launched at 01:15 UT on November 20.  SwampSat will begin transmitting a beacon after 01:15 UT on November 21 (24 hours after launch).  The details are:

Tx frequency = 437.385 MHz
AFSK modulation
9600 baud, 60 second interval
AX.25
1 W transmission power

The call sign is currently WG4SAT.  Any operators who are able to copy telemetry are encouraged to send it to telemetry@swampsat.org.  Telemetry strings can be pasted into the email body, or attached as a text file.  Please include your call sign in telemetry submissions.  We will be distributing some more automated tools in the near future.

Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,
The SwampSat team
University of Florida

University of Florida Small Satellite Design Club (SSDC) http://www.ufsmallsat.com/

Gator Amateur Radio Club http://www.gatorradio.org/

Unveiling of Florida Student CubeSat SwampSat
https://amsat-uk.org/2012/06/30/unveiling-of-florida-student-cubesat-swampsat/

SwampSat on TV News https://amsat-uk.org/2012/06/19/swampsat-on-tv-news/

Unveiling of Florida Student CubeSat SwampSat

The amateur radio SwampSat satellite, built by students at the University of Florida (UF) was recently unveiled.

Its downlink will use 1200 bps AX25 packet radio on 437.385 MHz with 1 watt of RF.

The team are planning on a December 2012 launch on the SpaceX Falcon 9 into a 450 km orbit with an inclination of 45 degrees. [Update: SwampSat launched on Minotaur-1 on November 20, 2013]

Watch SwampSat Unveiling

SwampSat on TV News http://www.amsat-uk.org/?p=8464

SwampSat – Florida’s small satellite programs brings STEM jobs
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150734814267248.435445.121264742247&type=3

UF shows off its small satellite http://www.gainesville.com/article/20120406/articles/120409715

Gator Amateur Radio Club http://www.gatorradio.org/

University of Florida Small Satellite Design Club (SSDC) http://www.ufsmallsat.com/

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SwampSat on TV News

Dr Norman Fitz-Coy with SwampSat

Dr Norman Fitz-Coy with the SwampSat CubeSat

The amateur radio SwampSat satellite, built by students at the University of Florida (UF), featured in a TV news report.

SwampSat’s primary objective is to demonstrate a compact three-axis attitude control system that permits rapid retargeting and precision pointing (R2P2) capabilities for pico and nano satellites.

Its downlink will use 1200 bps AX25 packet radio on 437.385 MHz with 1 watt of RF.

The team are planning on a December 2012 launch on the SpaceX Falcon 9 into a 450 km orbit with an inclination of 45 degrees.

Watch SwampSat Video.mp4

Watch SwampSat – UF Research Report.mp4

SwampSat – Florida’s small satellite programs brings STEM jobs
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150734814267248.435445.121264742247&type=3

UF shows off its small satellite http://www.gainesville.com/article/20120406/articles/120409715

Gator Amateur Radio Club http://www.gatorradio.org/

University of Florida Small Satellite Design Club (SSDC) http://www.ufsmallsat.com/