Universidade de Vigo, Spain

The Xatcobeo CubeSat technology demonstration mission is a collaborative effort between the University of Vigo (with a campus at Vigo, Ourense and Pontevedra, Spain) and INTA (National Institute for Aerospace Technology), Madrid, Spain. The project is being realized with a multi-disciplinary team of students. Faculty members from Vigo and Ourense are on the team and supervising the project. Technical and management support is provided from INTA. The Xatcobeo project was initiated in response to an ESA AO (Announcement of Opportunity) in 2012 on the maiden flight of the Vega launch vehicle.

The objectives of the mission are

  • Verification of a new system for measuring the amount of ionizing radiation (RDS)
  • Development of a new SRAD (Software-defined Reconfigurable Radio) system
  • Experimental solar PDM (Panel Deployment Mechanism) system
  • Students’ education and experience

NASA-Catalog: 38082


437.365 MHz, 1k2 AFSK AX.25, FM
437.365 MHz, CW beacon, FM

sound CW /FM Bake




Demonstration von softwaregesteuertem Entfalten von Solarzellen und Antennen



12:12 UTC xatcobeo 7.82v -128dbm 27c

15:39 UTC xatcobeo 7.96v -136dbm 33c
15:41 UTC xatcobeo 7.94v -136dbm 34c
15:42 UTC xatcobeo 7.96v -111dbm 34c
15:44 UTC xatcobeo 7.96v -136dbm 34c
15:46 UTC xatcobeo 7.94v -136dbm 34c
15:47 UTC xatcobeo 7.96v -136dbm 34c
15:49 UTC xatcobeo 7.95v -104dbm 34c
15:50 UTC xatcobeo 7.96v -136dbm 34c

erste CW Baken am 13.02.2012

spin rate about 6 rpm



T0+ 4245.30secs 1st PPOD, with XatCobeo, e-st@r, and Goliat
T0+ 4255.30secs 2nd PPOD, with Robusta, MaSat-1 and PW-Sat
T0+ 4265.30secs 3rd PPOD, with UniCubeSat
T0+ 4275.30secs AlmaSat-1