FUNcube-1 Spin Period Update


Spin Period
14 Sep 2018 = 22.5 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
15 Sep 2018 = 22.3 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
16 Sep 2018 = 22.5 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
17 Sep 2018 = 25.5 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
18 Sep 2018 = 25.0 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
19 Sep 2018 = 26.3 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
20 Sep 2018 = 28.2 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
Some ups and downs this week but overall still slowing down.

73 de Terry VK5GU.

Congratulations to the winners!

We congratulate the winners of our small competition among radio amateurs for the reception of the first signals from the satellites SiriusSat-1 and SiriusSat-2. The winners of the competition were as follows:

Rocco Valenzano (W2RTV, USA), Anton Janovsky (ZR6AIC, South Africa), Vladimir Chyorny, (EU1SAT, Belarus), Mike Rupprecht (DK3WN, Germany) and Dmitry Pashkov (R4UAB, Russia).

It’s worth noting that the radio amateurs not only received the first signals but they also strongly helped with the dissemination among the radio amateur community of information about the reception of data and the establishment and activation of our specially developed software system allowing the decoding of data and the reception of telemetry from the spacecraft. The winners will receive a QSL card, a copy of the checklist employed by cosmonauts for activation of the spacecraft prior to release and also books on space. Vladimir Chyorny has already been given Chris Hadfield’s book “An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth” personally in Minsk, Dmitry Pashkov will be sent Stephen Hawking’s book “A Brief History of Time,” and foreign amateurs will receive Pavlov Shubin’s illustrated album “The Space Rocket System N1-L3.”

Anton Sivkov


Vlad Chorney, EU1SAT and Anton Sivkov (Sputnix)

translation of a Russian language post by Sputnix on 13 September 2018 (https://vk.com/wall-49343931_1135) by Todd, AL0I