UWE-4 message beacons

Thanks to all who have listened to UWE-4 and fed the data into SatNOGS database :-)

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Dear Radio Amateurs,
Thank you for your great support!
Greetings from Space
UWE-4
PS: Visit our homepage: http://www7.informatik.uni-wuerzburg.de/forschung/space-exploration/projects/uwe-4/

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Hi everyone,
I just updated the software of my propulsion system. Now I am ready to perform my first NanoFEEP thruster tests.
Stay tuned!
UWE-4

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On February 26th, at 09:59:00 UTC, one of my NanoFEEP thrusters, developed by TU Dresden and Morpheus Space, was successfully ignited!
This is the first time that a 1U CubeSat has activated an electric propulsion system in space! A voltage of more than 5kV has been produced on board and an emitter current of 40muA has been measured!
Primary mission: accomplished! Time to celebrate... :-)

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Dear Radio Amateurs, we have activated a message beacon for you to decode. Byte documentation is as follows:
[0-7]: Header, [8]: API (0x67), [9]: 0xCE, [10-11]: FileID, [12-13]: ChunkID, [14-15]: Total Chunks, [16...215]: Message Part, [216-217]: Footer
For more information see http://www7.informatik.uni-wuerzburg.de/forschung/space-exploration/projects/uwe-4/communication/
Who manages to decode all parts of the message first? Email us on uwe4@informatik.uni-wuerzburg.de

UWE-4 message beacons

UWE-4 team has enabled a feature on board the satellite which is called “message beacon”. See the packet format below.

They use this feature to distribute information about the satellite and other related messages. Currently, they have a rather elaborate message active that consists of many parts. Have a look at the packet definition for more information. The new telemetry decoder supports this message beacon.


When the message beacon is activated we have two transmissions per minute.

Please use also the Telemetry Forwarder and feed the SatNOGS database to fill the missing chunks of the images.

Categories: UWE

UWE-4 News

On February 26th, at 09:59:00 UTC, one of the UWE-4 NanoFEEP thrusters, developed by TU Dresden and Morpheus Space, was successfully ignited. This is the first time an electric propulsion system has been activated on board of a 1U CubeSat in space.

A voltage of more than 5kV has been produced by the power processing unit causing a thruster emitter current of 40µA. For this very first firing a duration of 30s was intended.
Primary mission: accomplished!
Within the next days, experiments with the propulsion system for a characterization of the thrusters will be conducted.
Thank you very much for your support! Especially the directly injected messages into our server using the decoding tool by Mike (DK3WN) help us a lot with our daily operations!

Kind regards,
The UWE 4 Team

Categories: UWE

Congratulations, UWE-4 team :-)

Fm DP0UWH To DD0UWE [UTC:10:08:51R]
This is the first time that a 1U CubeSat has activated an electric propulsion system in space! A voltage of more than 5kV has been produced on board and an emitter current of 40muA has been measured!
Fm DP0UWH To DD0UWE
[UTC:10:10:51R]
On February 26th, at 09:59:00 UTC, one of my NanoFEEP thrusters, developed by TU Dresden and Morpheus Space, was successfully ignited!
Fm DP0UWH To DD0UWE
[UTC:10:12:50R]
Primary mission: accomplished! Time to celebrate… :-)