Delta-2 launched

The Delta-2 with on board four cubsats: FIREBIRD II-A & B, GRIFEX, ExoCube is finally launched from SLC-2W Vandenberg.

Delta-2 Launch

Grifex labGRIFEX public ground station software can be downloaded at:
MXL Blog with the latest updates can be found at: Michigan Exploration Laboratory, GRIFEX operation

GRIFEX, the GEO-CAPE ROIC In-Flight Performance Experiment, is a 3-Unit CubeSat that hosts an engineering experiment setting out to demonstrate an all-digital in-pixel high frame rate Read-Out Integrated Circuit developed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Firebird-2 information: SSEL
EXOCube information: PolySat


Delta-2 SMAP launch sequence

Delta-2 SMAP LaunchNew Delta-2 Cubsat ppod launch sequence.

Based on todays schedule and the fact the launch is delayed for 24 hours, then the below schedule should be the correct sequence for tomorrow 01/30/15 14:20:42 UTC. Latest news on the SMAP launch: Spaceflight101.

Below the Cubsat deploy and activation details for Exocube (CP10), Firebird-2 and Grifex.

Event Elapsed (min) Time (UTC)
Launch 0 1/31/15 14:20:42
Firebird-2 deploy 105 1/31/15 16:05:49
Grifex deploy 107 1/31/15 16:07:29
Exocube (CP10) deploy 108 1/31/15 16:09:09
Firebird-2 Beacon start 165 1/31/15 17:05:49
Grifex Beacon start 172 1/31/15 17:12:59
Exocube (CP10) Beacon start 308 1/31/15 19:29:09

Source: Amsat-BB