Launch information regarding the Minotaur 1 ORS-3 on November 19th, 2013 (EST).
(The launch window UTC begins on 00:30 – November 20th, 2013)
The rocket will launch the Air Force’s Operationally Responsive Space Office’s ORS-3 mission, which features the deployment of 29 satellites in space. The launch window is 00:30 to 02:30 UTC The backup launch days run through November 26.
The Minotaur’s primary payload is the Space Test Program Satellite-3 (STPSat-3), an Air Force technology-demonstration mission. Thirteen small cubesats aboard are being provided through NASA’s Cubesat Launch Initiative. Among the cubesats is NASA’s Small Satellite Program PhoneSat 2 second generation smartphone mission. Also included is the first cubesat built by high school students.
Live coverage of the launch is available via UStream beginning at 23:30 UTC
It would be great if we have some preliminary TLE data available so we can try and receive the satellites that are part of the NASA Cubesat Launch Initiative.
Thanks to the work of Satou Tetsurou – JA0CAW, we have the following table with known frequencies. If there are errors in it, please let me know via the contact form.
Update: November 17th, 2013 With the help of DK3WN and other helpful radio amateurs the list is updated with new information.
|Minotaur-1 Elana4 launch 00:30 UTC November 20th, 2013|
|CAPE-2||145.825||1k2 AFSK, AX.25 xx sec interval / CW|
|DragonSat-1||145.870||9k6 FSK, AX.25, 30 sec interval|
|TetherSat||437.100||9k6 FSK, AX.25, xx sec interval|
|Hooponopono-2||437.220||9k6 FSK, AX.25, 15 sec interval|
|COPPER||437.290||9k6 FSK, AX.25, 10 sec interval|
|Vermont Lunar||437.305||9k6 FSK, AX.25, 60 sec interval|
|TetherSat-2||437.305||9k6 FSK, AX.25, xx sec interval|
|TJ3Sat||437.320||CW beep every 13.5 sec, CW ident every 10 minutes|
|CAPE-2||437.325||1k2 AFSK, AX.25 xx sec interval / CW|
|Black Knight-1||437.345||No beacon, only active on GS request|
|SwampSat||437.385||9k6 FSK, AX.25, 60 sec interval|
|KYSat-2||437.405||9k6 FSK, AX.25, 15 sec interval in sunlight|
|ChargerSat-1||437.405||9k6 FSK, AX.25, 10 sec interval|
|Trailblazer-1||437.425||9k6 FSK, AX.25, 50 sec interval|
|PhoneSat-v24||437.425||1k2 AFSK, AX.25 30 sec interval (150s charging mode)|
|NPS-SCAT||437.525||1k2 AFSK, AX.25, 5 min interval|
- TJ3Sat, Thomas Jefferson High School
- DragonSat-1, Drexel University, Philadelphia
- PhoneSat, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
- COPPER, St. Louis University, St. Louis
- ChargerSat-1, University of Alabama Huntsville
- SwampSat, University of Florida, Gainesville
- Ho`oponopono-2, University of Hawaii, Honolulu
- KySat-2, University of Kentucky, Lexington
- CAPE-2, The University of Louisiana at Lafayette
- Trailblazer, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
- Vermont Lunar CubeSat, Vermont Technical College, Randolph Center, Vt.