The satellite has been active since September 3, 2020. The launch of the Vega rocket went well. According to the project team, the commissioning of the satellite is in progress and is proceeding normally. The team has succeeded in stabilizing the satellite and is beginning to test image capture and retrieval.
The contributions of radio amateurs have been very important for the project. This has contributed to the commissioning of the satellite. In the case of AMICALSAT , it is possible to send telemetry to the dashboard hosted by the Satnogs network via
- a Satnogs station - the AMICALSAT Decoder software provided by AMSAT-F. ( https://code.electrolab.fr/xtof/josast/-/blob/master/ApplicationAmicalsat/sr... ) - the software edited by DK3WN (TLM Forwarder)
Data from AMICALSAT Decoder is also sent to the AMSAT-F database ( https://amsat.electrolab.fr/). To date, more than 42 radio amateurs from all over the world have contributed more than 28,000 telemetry frames.
In order to thank the radio amateurs who have sent telemetry via AMICALSAT Decoder software before December 31, 2020, AMSAT-F will issue a diploma.
*Rules for issuing the diploma*
The diploma in electronic format will be given to all radio amateurs or earphones that have received data from the Amicalsat satellite and sent these data to the AMSAT-F database with the "AMICALSAT Decoder" software.
Depending on the number of data received on the AMSAT-F database (( https://amsat.electrolab.fr/) ) , the nature of the diploma will be different depending on the number of frames received before December 31, 2020 23:59 UTC :
- GOLD Diploma for persons having sent more than 5000 frames to the AMSAT-F database. - Silver Diploma for those who have sent between 2500 & 4999 frames to the AMSAT-F database. - Bronze Diploma: for those who have sent between 500 & 2499 frames to the AMSAT-F database. - Diploma without mention for persons having sent between 1 & 499 frames to the AMSAT-F database
The request for a diploma is done by sending an email to [email protected] indicating your callsign or the name given in the AMSAT-F database to send the data.
Only the received frames actually registered on https://amsat.electrolab.fr/ will be taken into account.
Christophe Mercier Amsat-F president