Beacon on 437.305MHz TIsat-1 was on over Europe at 08h40 TU
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De : Daniel Kekez <va3kkz(a)amsat.org
A : amsat-bb(a)amsat.org
Envoyé le : Samedi, 10 Juillet 2010 17:39
Sujet : [amsat-bb] Re: Nanosatellite Launch Service 6 on PSLV-C15
The predicted TLE for TIsat-1 is as follows:
1 99998U 10034Y 10193.17708333 .00002592 00000-0 35304-3 0 00007
2 99998 098.1177 252.3288 0008033 272.0048 315.2117 14.78702228001648
Its beacon and downlink operate at 437.305 MHz. The full details for
modes and scheduling can be found at
then click on the "Communications" link in the side menu.
On 2010-07-10 10:01, Daniel Kekez wrote:
As I mentioned back in April, the Space Flight
Laboratory (SFL) at the
University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies
arranged for the launch of two satellites as part of
Launch Service 6 (NLS-6) cluster payload on the
PSLV-C15 from the Indian
Space Research Organization. Two satellites are part
of NLS-6: AISSat-1
The launch countdown for PSLV-C15 has begun, and it is
on track to
launch on July 12, 2010 at 03:52:00 UTC. The window is
-0/+10 min, i.e.
from 03:52:00 to 04:02:00 UTC.
AISSat-1 is built by SFL for the Norwegian Defence
Establishment (FFI), and it is intended to demonstrate
a new maritime
AIS receiver that has been developed by FFI.
TIsat-1 is a 1 kg CubeSat built by students and staff
at University of
Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI).
TIsat-1 uses amateur
radio frequencies and has CW and data beacons. Details
can be found at
More detail on the spacecraft can be found below from
my original post.
We will have an IRC discussion channel during launch
and the early
Port: 6667 (default)
I will send out the predicted TLEs later today.
On 2010-04-30 19:22, Daniel Kekez (VA3KKZ) wrote:
> As you may have heard, the PSLV-C15 flight has
been delayed. The Indian
> Space Research Organization issued the following
> The launch of ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch
> fixed for may 9, 2010 has been rescheduled. A
marginal drop in
> the pressure in the second stage of the vehicle
> during the mandatory checks carried out on the
> vehicle. The new date for the launch of PSLV-C15
> be decided after preliminary results of the
> PSLV-C15 is planned to launch India's
Cartosat-2B, an Algerian
> satellite ALSAT-2A, two nano satellites NLS 6.1
and NLS 6.2
> from the University of Toronto, Canada, and
> satellite built by students from academic
> Kamataka and Andhra Pradesh.
> NLS 6.1 refers to AISSat-1 and its XPOD separation
> NLS 6.2 refers to TIsat-1 and its XPOD.
> Since I believe some people on this list are
looking forward to
> receiving TIsat-1's beacon, I'll post
updates when we learn more.
> On 2010-04-26 06:36, Daniel Kekez (VA3KKZ) wrote:
>> The Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) at the
University of Toronto Institute
>> for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) would like to
announce the delivery of
>> Nanosatellite Launch Service 6 (NLS-6) cluster
payload to Satish Dhawan
>> Space Centre in Sriharikota (SDSC-SHAR),
Andhra Pradesh, India, for
>> launch on board PSLV-C15. PSLV-C15 will be
launching from the First
>> Launch Pad at SDSC-SHAR into 637 km
sun-synchronous orbit with 10:30
>> Local-Time of Descending Node. NLS-6 shares
this launch with Cartosat-2B
>> primary, Alsat-2A co-primary, and STUDSAT
>> NLS-6 is the 6th launch by SFL. The NLS-6
cluster comprises of two
>> nanosatellite: AISSat-1 and TIsat-1.
>> NLS-6 launch updates are being posted to
>> About AISSat-1
AISSat-1 is built by SFL
for the Norwegian Defence Research
>> Establishment (FFI). It is intended to
demonstrate a new maritime AIS
>> receiver that has been developed by FFI. The
AIS receiver will be used
>> to monitor ship traffic in Norwegian waters.
The design of AISSat-1 is
>> based on SFL Generic Nanosatellite Bus (GNB).
>> The spacecraft has a main structure measuring
20 cm by 20 cm by 20 cm
>> and it is stabilized in three-axes using
reaction wheels. It has a fixed
>> 46 cm long VHF payload monopole antenna for
the AIS receiver and four
>> UHF uplink monopole antennas for the command
receiver. The downlink in
>> the S-Band. AISSat-1 has an overall dimension
of 80 cm by 45 cm by 37 cm
>> and an overall mass of 6.5 kg. AISSat-1 will
be secured to the launch
>> vehicle using the XPOD GNB separation system.
>> AISSat-1 is not an amateur satellite and, as
such, has coordinated
>> appropriate frequencies. Its ground segment is
located at Svalbard and
>> its control centre is at FFI, near Oslo,
>> More information on the spacecraft can be
>> About TIsat-1
>> TIsat-1 is a 1 kg CubeSat of 10 cm by 10 cm by
10 cm and is built by
>> students and staff at University of Applied
Sciences of Southern
>> Switzerland (SUPSI). The primary mission
objective is to involve
>> students in systems engineering, development
and test with a very
>> challenging project and to provide students
and staff at SUPSI with
>> space mission knowledge. TIsat-1 will monitor
the durability of material
>> probes exposed to space environment, will test
a micro electromechanical
>> device and will validate the redundant, fault
tolerant hardware and
>> firmware design of the bus.
>> Two monopole antennas (VHF and UHF) will be
deployed after separation.
>> Housekeeping and payload data will be
communicated to the ground as
>> orbital data profiles. TIsat-1 will be secured
to the launch vehicle
>> using the XPOD Single separation system.
>> TIsat-1 communicates over amateur radio
frequencies, as coordinated
>> through the IARU, and they have been working
with radio amateurs in
>> Switzerland during the spacecraft's
development. They have a Morse Code
>> and data beacons. More information can be
>> Future Launches by SFL
>> SFL has signed its 7th launch contract with
ANTRIX for NLS-7 in late
>> 2010/early 2011. NLS-7 will launch the
twin-satellite CanX-4 and CanX-5
>> formation flying mission.
>> SFL will be signing its 8th launch contract
for NLS-8 momentarily, for
>> the launch of two astronomy nanosatellites:
BRITE-Austria (CanX-3A) and
>> UniBRITE (CanX-3B). NLS-8 will also launch one
>> In addition, SFL is under discussion for
NLS-9, NLS-10, and NLS-11
>> launches in 2011/2012 time frame, and would
like to extend an invitation
>> to spacecraft developers world-wide to join
>> For further information, please contact:
>> Freddy M. Pranajaya
>> Manager, Advanced Systems Group
>> UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory
>> 4925 Dufferin Street, Toronto, Ontario,
CANADA M3H 5T6
>> +1-416-667-7890 Voice
>> +1-416-667-7799 Fax
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