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LituanicaSat – Mission accomplished!


We’ve got all confirmations. LituanicaSAT-1 has decayed on 2014-07-28.
Thank you for all of your support, help and trust in this project. It was something more – a real journey through labyrinth to the space.
Please stay tuned, soon we will inform you about something new and more interesting.

The voyage continues!
LiuanicaSat-Team

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LituanicaSat-1 – end of mission


Dear friends,

FM transponder is OFF, it’s mission is completed, thank you for all the good responses. Based on this there will be more projects in the future making benefit for HAM people of the World.

Currently only telemetry packets are to transmit data every 15 seconds. On-board temperature is rising and the altitude is being lost quickly therefore some peculiarities due to changing thermal environment can occur.

Would appreciate any of your reports tracking last orbits of LituanicaSAT-1.
Thank you for all of your support!
Vytenis B.

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OBC temperature of the last days

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decay prediction

NORAD_CAT_ID	MSG_EPOCH	INSERT_EPOCH	DECAY_EPOCH	WINDOW	REV	DIRECTION	LAT	LON	INCL	NEXT_REPORT	ID	HIGH_INTEREST	OBJECT_NUMBER
39569	2014-07-28 13:07:00	2014-07-28 13:11:09	2014-07-28 08:34:00	7	2360	descending	50.5	263.2	51.6	0	4516	N	39569
39569	2014-07-28 06:18:00	2014-07-28 06:21:41	2014-07-28 08:34:00	120	2360	descending	50.5	263.2	51.6	0	4515	N	39569
39569	2014-07-28 02:03:00	2014-07-28 02:11:24	2014-07-28 08:31:00	360	2360	ascending	51.7	245.3	51.6	2	4514	N	39569
39569	2014-07-27 20:02:00	2014-07-27 20:05:10	2014-07-28 08:32:00	480	2360	descending	51.7	246.1	51.6	6	4513	N	39569
39569	2014-07-27 09:20:00	2014-07-27 09:27:30	2014-07-28 08:45:00	840	2360	descending	27.7	309.3	51.6	12	4512	N	39569
39569	2014-07-26 11:49:00	2014-07-26 11:57:08	2014-07-28 12:18:00	1440	2362	ascending	-45.4	46.2	51.6	24	4511	N	39569
39569	2014-07-25 15:50:00	2014-07-25 15:53:20	2014-07-28 15:56:00	2880	2365	descending	49.8	154.9	51.6	48	4510	N	39569
39569	2014-07-24 21:07:00	2014-07-24 21:10:02	2014-07-28 21:31:00	4320	2369	ascending	16.7	332.5	51.6	72	4505	N	39569

decayed – farewell fellow … you’re now history 😉


LituanicaSat-1 telemetry


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LituanicaSat-1 CW beacons


21:20 UTC
LY5N V 032 032 032 74C 001 0112 TP14 S63
LY5N V 032 032 032 74C 001 0112 TP14 S63

73, Luciano
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LituanicaSat-1 telemetry


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LituanicaSat-1 telemetry


Dear radio amateurs,
Today during 04:30 UTC pass over Lithuania we have turned on LO-78 FM transponder again. Transponder operation might be interrupted during
command sequences tomorrow morning. Wish You all good QSOs!

P.S. As it might be interesting how the signal changes during the decay we encourage you to share your feedback with us.

73, Laurynas

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LituanicaSat-1 decay prediction (update)


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LituanicaSat-1 telemetry


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LituanicaSAT-1 telemetry


21:12 UTC

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LituanicaSat-1 status update


Dear radio amateurs,
LO-78 transponder is currently turned off. Telemetry should start
transmitting in 24 hours. Next transponder operation is scheduled on
tuesday – probably for the last time. Your reports are very welcome as
always.

73, Laurynas