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ExoCube CW Beacon


14:54 UTC XO3
EXOCube_20150214_1454z_cr


ExoCube Object E


… can confirm that ExoCube is Object E

exocube_e


TLE lottery -> EXOCube


exo_b exo_c

At the moment I would say EXOCube is neither Object B nor Object C.

OBJECT B
1 40377U 15003B 15033.17125723 -.00000113 00000-0 00000+0 0 75
2 40377 099.1264 041.9410 0165234 335.3279 024.0099 15.04186506 231
OBJECT C
1 40378U 15003C 15033.17123218 -.00000114 00000-0 00000+0 0 74
2 40378 099.1270 041.9431 0169506 333.6821 025.6050 15.04216310 233

Grifex should be easy to determine…


Firebird-2 FU4 and EXOCube


Firebird-2 FU4 and EXOcube 02-02-2015 17:00 UTC

FB2-FU4-EXOCUBE


ExoCube CW-Beacon


08:57 UTC CW-Beacon and 9K6 packet weak signal

exo0202-15packet


EXOCube received no decode


EXOCube RX 01-02-2015 17:09 UTC

I had a high pass and only concentrated on EXOCube. Below the result. The signals are weak, very weak. Logan Sisca decoded the beacon based on an earlier IQ analysis.

Logan wrote: “I annotated ExoCube’s Morse code beacon. Very neat! Great job receiving the transmissions.”

EXOCube-01022015-1709UTC EXOCube-beacon-3OX


Firebird 2 / Exocube weak


22:16 UTC Firebird decoded but Exocube !!! not decoded

newsat0201-15


ELaNa-X TLE update


The Delta II rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base carrying the Soil Moisture Active Passive, or SMAP, satellite on a mission to measure and map the Earth’s soil moisture distribution and freeze/thaw state with unprecedented accuracy. Liftoff was at 14:22 UTC.

secondary payload: ELaNa-X (3 POD)

Firebird-II FU3         437.405 MHz 19k2 FSK
Firebird-II FU4	        437.230 MHz 19k2 FSK
GRIFEX                  437.485 MHz 9k6 FSK
Exocube (CP-10)         437.270 MHz 9k6 FSK

elena_x_frequencies

predicted TLE

FIREBIRD-2
1 99991U          15031.59770833 -.00004251  00000-0 -23226-3 0 00004
2 99991 099.0993 037.3071 0163133 342.7168 145.9497 15.03560207000016
GRIFEX
1 99992U          15031.59770833 -.00004273  00000-0 -23822-3 0 00001
2 99992 099.0990 037.3077 0161465 342.2732 146.5309 15.03090041000011
EXOCUBE
1 99993U 00000    15031.59770833 -.00004217  00000-0 -23542-3 0 00009
2 99993 099.0988 037.3072 0161497 341.7791 147.0546 15.03038398000014

Delta 2 launch delayed to Saturday


Liftoff of a Delta 2 rocket with NASA’s SMAP environmental satellite and cubesats Grifex, Exocube and the Firebirds has been delayed to Saturday, giving workers time to repair insulation on the booster’s first stage that became debonded during Thursday’s launch attempt, which was thwarted by unfavorable winds aloft.
Launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California is set for Jan 31, 14:20 UTC.


Delta 2 launch scrubbed


Unfavorable upper level winds thwarted plans to launch a Delta 2 rocket Thursday with a NASA sat (Soil Moisture Active Passive environmental satellite and 3 cubesats) designed to help predict droughts, floods and yield new insights into Earth’s water cycle. Liftoff from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California has been scheduled for Friday at 14:20 UTC.