Coming QB50-ISS Launches

This week the following QB50 satellites will be launched from ISS.

May 16, 2017 at 08:25 UTC ( 10:25 CEST )

SOMP-2,437405,0,FM,FM,NOR,0,0,9k6 GMSK AX.25
HAVELSAT,436845,0,FM,FM,NOR,0,0,9k6 GMSK AX.25
COLUMBIA,437055,0,FM,FM,NOR,0,0,9k6 GMSK AX.25

Update: 10:24 UTC COLUMBIA received via WebSDR in South Africa.

May 16, 2017 at 11:55 UTC ( 13:55 CEST )

SGSAT,437450,0,FM,FM,NOR,0,0,9k6 GMSK AX.25
CXBN-2,437075,0,FM,FM,NOR,0,0,9k6 GMSK AX.25
ICECUBE,xxxxxx,0,FM,FM,NOR,0,0,9k6 GMSK AX.25

Update: 14:15 UTC HAVELSAT received by JA0CAW over Japan.

May 17, 2017 at 01:40 UTC ( 03:40 CEST )

PHOENIX,436915,0,FM,FM,NOR,0,0,9k6 GMSK AX.25
X-CUBESAT,437020,0,FM,FM,NOR,0,0,9k6 GMSK AX.25 ON01FR
X-CUBESAT,437.020,145860,FM,FM,NOR,0,0,VU FM Relay
QBEE,435800,0,FM,FM,NOR,0,0,9k6 GMSK AX.25

May 18, 2017 at 01:00 UTC ( 03:00 CEST)

ZA-AEROSAT,437200,0,FM,FM,NOR,0,0,9k6 GMSK AX.25
LINK,436030,0,USB,USB,NOR,0,0,9k6 BPSK AX.25

May 18, 2017 at 04:15 UTC ( 06:15 CEST )

CSUNSAT1,437400,0,FM,FM,NOR,0,0,audio on a FM carrier (every 3 min.)

May 18, 2017 at 08:30 UTC ( 10:30 CEST )

UPSAT,435765,0,FM,FM,NOR,0,0,9k6 FSK AX.25
SPACECUBE,436880,0,FM,FM,NOR,0,0,9k6 FSK AX.25 ON05FR
SPACECUBE,436.880,145860,FM,FM,NOR,0,0,VU FM Relay
HOOPOE,437740,0,USB,USB,NOR,0,0,9k6 BPSK AX.25

SubTones.sqf:

X-CUBESAT,210.7,$3F,1
SPACECUBE,210.7,$3F,1

Update: 21-05-2017 status satellites

  D = Deployed
  A = Active
  - = unknown

  Satellite   Freq.   Status  NoradID
  UPSAT,      435.765 D-
  QBEE,       435.800 DA
  LINK,       436.030 DA
  HAVELSAT,   436.845 DA
  SPACECUBE,  436.880 DA
  PHOENIX,    436.915 DA
  X-CUBESAT,  437.020 DA
  COLUMBIA,   437.055 DA      42700
  ZA-AEROSAT, 437.200 D-
  SOMP-2,     437.405 D-
  HOOPOE,     437.740 DA

Received data can be found at the following location: My QB50 data.

XW-2 (CAS3) launched and active

XW2-2 (CAS3) Satellites launched and active.

I was able to decode FSK signals after analyzing the recorded IQ data, real-time CW and heard some signals on the transponders.

from BJ1SG to CQ: 
   1 > EB 90 6A 5E B9 8F 57 54 54 21 2D 65 80 CF B4 5B 70 56 56 4E 
  21 > 4E 4C 4D 00 38 00 00 00 05 00 00 00 5C 00 00 00 06 00 03 0C 
  41 > 03 18 03 25 03 34 03 20 03 0C 02 FD 02 EE 02 94 02 26 01 F4 
  61 > 03 E8 03 20 03 20 03 0C 00 67 4C 00 60 95 AA AA AA AA AA AA 
  81 > AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA 
 101 > AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA 
 121 > AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA

from BJ1SF to CQ: 
   1 > EB 90 69 62 B7 96 58 57 57 21 16 65 40 E5 AB 5D 78 58 58 4D 
  21 > 50 4C 4D 00 38 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 5C 00 00 00 01 00 03 0C 
  41 > 03 18 03 25 03 34 03 20 03 0C 02 FD 02 EE 02 94 02 26 01 F4 
  61 > 03 E8 03 20 03 20 03 0C 00 57 7B 00 49 A0 AA AA AA AA AA AA 
  81 > AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA 
 101 > AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA 
 121 > AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA
BJ1SG DFH XW2 XW2 AAAA IVBI KF6I AIN4 ITDU URVU 6ICK ANIM 6UI6 I64E 4E4E 4ETT TTTT TTTT TFN4 TTTT 4CT4 6KKM 6EEH DDDD DDDD DDDD DDDD DDDD CAMSAT CAMSAT

BJ1SG DFH XW2 XW2 AAAA IUAF KF6M AIN4 4FEI URNC .... IA4D RAI6 I6IC ..UA VBTT TTTT TTTT TKN4 TTTT 4CT4 6KKM DDDD DDDD DDDD DDDD DDDD DDDD CAMSAT CAMSAT 
BJ1SG DFH XW2 XW2 AAAA ..BI KFKT AIN4 ITET URAU 6ITK NK4E RUI6 I64C 4F4B 4CTT TTTT TTTT TTN4 TTTT 4CT4 6K4M DDDD DDDD DDDD DDDD DDDD DDDD CAMSAT CAMSAT
BJ1SG DFH XW2 XW2 AAAA IRBC KBKI AINK IUE4 URN6 64CK BM6V UVIM IM4E IT4C 4ETT TTTT TTTT TMN4 TTTT KBT4 IK4M DDDD DDDD DDDD DDDD DDDD DDDD CAMSAI CAMSAT
BJ1SF DFH XW2 XW2 AAAA IUBC KBKI AINK IUEI URUM 6IMK AMIA KVIM IM4F 4E4E 4FTT TTTT TTTT TUN4 TTTT KBT4 IKIT DDDD DDDD DDDD DDDD DDDD DDDD CAMSAT CAMSAT

BJ1SE DFH XW2 XW2 AAA RTT RUR RUR RUV TMT R6I RNT RUR TTT RKM TIU FAR TTT TTT FET TTT TTI TTT TTT K4K VTT CAMSAT CAMSAT
BJ1SD DFH XW2 XW2 AAA RTT RUT RUT RUI TNV R6V RMN RUR TTT RKI TIT EUR TTT TTT EDT TET TTT TTT TTT 6VK VTT CAMSAT CAMSAT

XW-2-CAR-CW-TRSP

XW-2(CAS-3) Launch information

XW-2 (CAS-3)

Update: The launch is postponed by one day due to technical reasons, next launch window will be at 19-09-2015 23:00:00 UTC.

Launch time: 18-09-2015 on 23:00:00 UTC
Satellite rocket separation: 18-09-2015 at 23:15:14 UTC

XW-2
1 99999U          15262.96885748  .00004985  00000-0  28395-3 0 00005
2 99999 097.4712 270.8252 0010383 266.0522 270.6644 15.12847565000015

SatPC32 doppler.sqf

XW-2A,145640,0,FM,FM,NOR,0,0,XW-2A Telemetry FSK
XW-2A,145660.08,0,CW,CW,NOR,0,0,XW-2A Telemetry CW
XW-2A,145675,435040,USB,LSB,REV,0,0,XW-2A Transponder
;
XW-2B,145705,0,FM,FM,NOR,0,0,XW-2B Telemetry FSK
XW-2B,145725,0,CW,CW,NOR,0,0,XW-2B Telemetry CW
XW-2B,145740,435100,USB,LSB,REV,0,0,XW-2B Transponder
;
XW-2C,145770,0,FM,FM,NOR,0,0,XW-2C Telemetry FSK
XW-2C,145790,0,CW,CW,NOR,0,0,XW-2C Telemetry CW
XW-2C,145805,435160,USB,LSB,REV,0,0,XW-2C Transponder
;
XW-2D,145835,0,FM,FM,NOR,0,0,XW-2D Telemetry FSK
XW-2D,145855,0,CW,CW,NOR,0,0,XW-2D Telemetry CW
XW-2D,145870,435220,USB,LSB,REV,0,0,XW-2D Transponder
;
XW-2E,145890,0,FM,FM,NOR,0,0,XW-2E Telemetry FSK
XW-2E,145910,0,CW,CW,NOR,0,0,XW-2E Telemetry CW
XW-2E,145925,435280,USB,LSB,REV,0,0,XW-2E Transponder
;
XW-2F,145955,0,FM,FM,NOR,0,0,XW-2F Telemetry FSK
XW-2F,145975,0,CW,CW,NOR,0,0,XW-2F Telemetry CW
XW-2F,145990,435340,USB,LSB,REV,0,0,XW-2F Transponder

Source: Alan Kung, BA1DU (Amsat-BB)

XW-2 Rocket separation 18-09-2015 23:15 UTC (19-09-2015 01:15:00 CEST)

XW-2-separation

XW-2 First pass over my ground-station 19-09-2015 07:17:59 CEST

XW-2-NLD

Potential P3E launch opportunity

AMSAT-NA and AMSAT-DL announce a potential Phase-3E launch opportunity.

P3E Artist ImpressionVirginia Tech has approached the US Government to fly the Phase 3-E space frame into High Earth Orbit (HEO) in order to support scientific payloads as well as serve as an amateur radio satellite. During the AMSAT-DL Annual Meeting on 4 JUL 15, the AMSAT-DL membership approved the concept, agreeing to allow the Phase 3-E space frame that is currently stored in Germany to be shipped to Virginia Tech in the USA for further construction, testing and preparation for eventual launch to HEO should the US Government formally agree to fund such a mission.

Should the project move forward, AMSAT-NA will apply for frequency coordination from the IARU Satellite Advisor and satellite licensing from the FCC as the satellite’s initial operator.

Stay tuned to the AMSAT-DL Journal, the AMSAT-NA Journal, and the AMSAT-NA News Service for further developments and details as they become known.

deOrbitSail successful launch

deOrbitSail is successfully launched and first telemetry data is received. I used the WebSDR in Johannesburg South Africa to receive the first signals and in the second pass over South Africa I was able to decode the 1200bps BPSK signals.

deOrbitSail WebSDR

Then at 21:10 UTC deOrbitSail was also in range of my own ground station and I could decode over 39 frames.

deOrbitSail-SDR

I used the following setup: SatPC32, FUNcube Dongle Pro+, SDR#, UZ7HO Sound modem and AGW OnlineKiss. (145.975 USB +/- Doppler)

CAMSAT Update 08-07-2015

CAMSAT Announcement, CAS-3A to F becomes XW-2A to F

CAMSAT-CAS-3AThe soon to be launched six CAMSAT satellites CAS-3A to F have now been named as XW-2 (Hope – 2) amateur satellite system, and correspond to the XW-2A to F.

All the satellites have completed environmental testing, currently being burn-in tests, everything is underway. The satellites will be moved to the launch center in mid-August and launch date has been postponed to early September.

Source: Alan Kung, BA1DU (via Amsat-UK)