Four CubeSats launched on May 20, 2010 21:58 UTC together with PLANET-C which belongs to JAXA by H-IIA rocket.
Mission: Earth imaging and image compression
437.305 MHz CW 0.1 W
437.305 MHz FM, 1k2 GMSK AX.25, 0.8W
Inklination (Grad) 29.966 RAAN 238.903 Excentrizität 0.0000001 ARGP 120.725 Umläufe pro Tag 15.90813690 Periode 1h 30m 31s (90.52 Min) Semi-major axis 6678 km Perigäum x Apogäum 300 x 300 km Mean Anomaly 357.125
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20:33 UTC 437.305 MHz CW-Beacon Thanks Kuge san, JE1CVL and Kasei san, JA1GDE
SOKA013AEB0071000D208182DAFF12C8D1 SOKA013B300071000D208183FFFF15C9D1 SOKA013B770071000D208179DAED0DC9D0 SOKA013BBD0071000D208173DAC208CAFF
Robert, NH7WN: Shortly thereafter I heard CW at a speed similar to COMPASS on frequency 437.305 MHz. For a short time I tracked Celestrak’s OBJECT A2010:020A at 17 deg. maximum elevation AOS from the west tracking slightly to the SE. The signal was fading severely and I was unable to make any reasonable copy. Characters I did hear appeared to be:
1… (numbers) DDEFE0 EG CO/710
Very difficult with D700 (FM/Fades and 5 KHz steps in Doppler!!!): BUT something was there where Celestrak said OBJ. A would be !! No packets heard: Only CW. Time 2051Z; azimuth 224 deg at 17 degs elevation
On May 29, 2010 I made an exciting experiment together with my friend Tetsu san JA0CAW. Since we can not hear NEGAI* in Central Europe we established a live link between our stations. Tetsu gave me access to his PC via remote control (VNC) and I could control his transceiver. We established a second connection via skype for audio. CW beacon of NEGAI via skype
The audio quality was excellent and I could hear NEGAI at a 10 deg pass over the Pacific Ocean. Thank you Tetsu san.