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STARS-C DAUGHTER CW beacon


06:10 UTC
jj2ypm s1 55 00 00 00 s2 65 01 00 d3
jj2ypm s1 54 00 00 00 s2 66 01 00 d5
jj2ypm s1 53 00 00 00 s2 66 01 00 d6
jj2ypm s1 52 00 00 00 s2 66 01 00 d6
jj2ypm s1 52 00 00 00 s2 67 01 00 d7


STARS-C Mother CW Beacon


23:27 UTC


last Kibo deployments – cubesat status



04:32 UTC (eclipse pass)
STARS-C Mother - not heard
STARS-C Daughter - not heard
Tancredo-1 - no digitalker, only one weak packet which I could not decode
WASEDA-Sat - not heard
VELOX-III - strong
TuPod - strong
ITF-II - not heard


STARS-C DAUGHTER CW beacon


07:57 UTC
jj2ypm s1 59 00 00 00 s2 56 02 00 b4
jj2ypm s1 5a 00 00 00 s2 5a 02 00 bd
jj2ypm s1 59 00 00 00 s2 57 02 00 b6
jj2ypm s1 58 00 00 00 s2 5b 02 00 .f
jj2ypm s1 58 00 00 00 s2 57 02 00 b8


STARS-C CW Beacon


21:17 UTC


STARS-C Mother CW beacon


07:42 UTC
jj2ypl s1 57 00 00 00 s2 68 01 00 d8
jj2ypl s1 55 00 00 00 s2 6d 01 00 e9
jj2ypl s1 56 00 00 00 s2 67 01 00 d9


STARS-C Mother


STARS-C Mother Telemetry

JJ2YPL S1 5* 00 00 00 S2 67 01 00 D9 
JJ2YPL S1 56 00 00 00 S2 68 01 00 D9 
JJ2YPL S1 54 00 00 00 S2 67 01 00 D9 
JJ2YPL S1 5* 00 00 00 S2 67 01 00 D8
JJ2YPL S1 54 00 00 00 S2 69 01 00 D*
JJ2YPL S1 56 00 00 00 S2 6* 01 00 D9

STARS-C Mother CW beacon


16:34 UTC

jj2ypl s1 54 00 00 00 s2 68 01 00 d8
jj2ypl s1 54 00 00 00 s2 68 01 00 d8
jj2ypl                   .. 01 00 d9
jj2ypl s1 54 00 00 00 s2 .. 01 00 d8
jj2ypl s1 54 00 00 00 s2 67 01 00 d7
jj2ypl s1 52 00 00 00 s2 67 ...


STARS-C deployed


STARS-C has been deployed at 08:55 UTC

STARS-C
1 00000U 00000A   16354.36827862  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0  0000
2 00000  51.6492 214.6791 0009020  33.9061 293.7118 15.53379777 00000


STARS-C Mother


…next round of cubesat deployments begins on ISS


A new set of cubesats will be released tomorrow, December 19th, 2016.

For the deployment, the Japanese robotic arm moves the deployer to a specific position to ensure the satellites depart on a safe trajectory with no risk of re-contact with ISS on any subsequent orbits after which drag will have separated ISS and the much smaller CubeSats.
Here is a list of the CubeSats on Japan’s payload manifest, with descriptions offered by JAXA :

AOBA-Velox 3 – from the Kyushu Institute of Technology in Japan and the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, will evaluate the performance of a pulsed plasma thruster
TuPOD – from the Italian company GAUSS, will attempt deployment of two daughter nanosatellites from Brazilian and U.S. builders
ITF-2 – from the University of Tsukuba, will connect amateur radio users
STARS-C – from Shizuoka University, will attempt to extend a tether between two 1U CubeSats
WASEDA-SAT 3 – from Waseda University, will also deploy a “film-type” de-orbiting device and project an image onto the film surface using a micro-miniature projector