First signals from RS-40

The first signals are heard from RS-40 (MiR, Yubileiny-2)

Maik Hermenau posted on the Amsat-DL mailinglist that he has received the first Morse-code and Doka-B signals on 435.365 MHz from RS-40. Below the preliminary TLE data

Objekt A
1 38733U 12041A   12210.12685498  .00000010  00000-0  00000+0 0    15
2 38733 082.4857 357.1631 0021734 304.6351 055.4204 12.43547904    04

Zarya website.

MiR (Yubileiny-2) 2012-041D 38736 in orbit
epoch (UTC) s-m axis ( km ) ecc perigee ( km ) apogee ( km ) period ( min ) incl ( ° ) ω ( ° )
2012 Jul 28, 03:02 7870 0.0022 1474 1509 115.80 82.49 305

[PE0SAT Thanks Maik Hermenau  and www.zarya.info for the above information]

Space-Track data 29-July-2012 10:10 UTC

Object A
1 38733U 12041A   12211.19530154  .00000010  00000-0  00000+0 0    77
2 38733 082.4758 356.4905 0017731 319.7709 136.6053 12.42341659   132
Object B
1 38734U 12041B   12211.25373770  .00000024  00000-0  10000-3 0    96
2 38734 082.4774 356.4553 0017923 309.1960 050.7541 12.42928054   144
Object C
1 38735U 12041C   12211.25407631  .00000024  00000-0  10000-3 0    68
2 38735 082.4788 356.4540 0016571 315.0800 044.9038 12.42560236   143
Object D
1 38736U 12041D   12211.25399548  .00000010  00000-0  00000+0 0    88
2 38736 082.4798 356.4583 0017226 312.8533 047.1129 12.42642075   135
Object E
1 38737U 12041E   12210.90747044  .00000009  00000-0  00000+0 0    42
2 38737 082.4805 356.9010 0220691 269.4051 088.1729 12.81773489   126

4 thoughts on “First signals from RS-40

  1. I gave it a try during the pass of 28-juli-2012 19:09 CEST. TLE data from Object D was used I but heard nothing on both downlink frequenties. We will give it another try when the satellite is in range.

    73 Jan PE0SAT

  2. During the pass of 29-juli-2012 10:24 UTC I heard signals on the following frequenties, 435.265.000 MHz FM and 435.365.000 MHz FM. The signals sounded like Doka-B. The following pass I will try to make some recordings.