Coming, Delfi-n3XT Linear Transponder tests
We are going to test the transponder functionality of Delfi-n3Xt this week. I have to be honest that this functionality was implemented last minute on the satellite and was only tested briefly in a non-representative setup. I therefore estimate the chance that it will work at 50/50.
Our first series will be at:
- Thursday 20-02-2014 at about 10:50 UTC
- Friday 21-02-2014 at about 9:50 UTC
- Friday 21-02-2014 at about 11:25 UTC
After a few initial tests, and provided that it works, you are free to use the transponder for communication. We will leave it in this mode for the remainder of the sunlit part of the orbit, so only in Europe and Africa it is possible to use this mode for now. If successful we will turn on the transponder more often and for longer periods of time such that everyone can enjoy it.
Uplink 435.530 – 435.570 MHz LSB Linear transponder
Downlink 145.880 – 145.920 MHz USB Linear transponder (inverting)
DELFI-N3XT 1 39428U 13066N 14038.63217054 .00002453 00000-0 43939-3 0 699 2 39428 97.7772 111.8003 0129782 303.2748 55.6102 14.62338302 11392
Source: PC4JB, Jasper Bouwmeester, Delfi Nanosatellite Program Manager