On Feb 12, several CubeSats are scheduled to be deployed from the ISS into orbit. Among them is the Phoenix CubeSat, which is a 3U CubeSat developed by Arizona State University to study the effects of Urban Heat Islands through infrared remote sensing. Following deployment, our operations team would appreciate as much help as possible with identifying the spacecraft and verifying that it is operational!
Phoenix is scheduled for a deployment time of *8:30 UTC.*
In addition, I would also like to call special attention to the fact that two CubeSats being deployed on this date operate on the same frequency. Both Phoenix and QARMAN share the frequency of *437.35 MHz*, and and utilize an AX.25 9600 baud protocol with GMSK modulation. Both CubeSats will also be deployed within 1.5 hours of each other, and will therefore be close to each other in orbit. If you intend to track the CubeSats on this upcoming deployment, please be mindful of this situation, and if you have any doubt about the CubeSat that you are receiving from, please feel free to get in touch with me with any questions or concerns.
To read more about the Phoenix CubeSat, it's transmitter characteristics, and how you can decode the signal, please see our website at http://phxcubesat.asu.edu/content/amateur-operations!
Cheers, Sarah Rogers Project Manager, Phoenix CubeSat