Yeah, I couldn’t find the UHF downlink polarization, I’ll try using an
OSCAR (435 MHz) RCP yagi
It seems to pass FI at zenit tonite Jan 21st 2350Z
The downlink seems to be 437.270 MHz. I’ll use the TVRX, USRP1 and the
usrp_nbfm_rcv.py in examples
----- Original Message -----
From: Marcus D. Leech
To: Patrik T.
Cc: [email protected]
Sent: Friday, January 21, 2011 21:07
Subject: Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] NanoSail-D turns out isn’t lost!
On 01/21/2011 01:54 PM, Patrik T. wrote:
Is it linear polarized, if so which?
If not, then which circular polarisation?
I don’t know, but this, from the Nansat-D mission dashboard, is not
STATUS: NanoSail-D ejected on 1/17/11 at approximately 1900 PST.
Beacon data was routinely received by the public throughout the world
from 1/19-21/11, and telemetry indicates that the sail deployed on
schedule. As of early morning PST on 1/21/11, no beacon packets are
being received. This combined with a plunging battery voltage may mean
that NanoSail-D is effectively out of power. The ops team and amateur
radio operators around the world are still making attempts to make
contact with the spacecraft.
We will be tracking the de-orbiting of NanoSail-D over the next few
months, and we will post any available visual photographs of the
satellite, which are being collected by the mission team at NASA
Marshall Space Flight Center."