ARISSat-1 Deployment

ARISSat-1 timeline(UTC)

Wed July 27 - Charge ARISSat-1 battery

Sat July 30 - Test transmissions,
              from 19:15 UTC, 30 Jul to 12:00-14:00 UTC, 31 Jul
              Frequency, 437.550

Wed Aug   3 - Deployment 14:30 UTC during EVA-29. Live on NASA TV.
              1430: Hatch Open
              1446: Egress ARISSat-1 and secure to airlock ladder
              1452: Remove solar panel covers
              1507: Translate to deploy site, activate PWR, TIMER1 and TIMER2 
                    switches, verify LEDs on, and deploy

              Frequency, 435.742-758  UP linear, inverting
                         145.938-922  DN linear, inverting
                         145.950  FM VOICE, SSTV, Telemetry
                         145.920  BPSK1000
                         145.919  CW
                         145.939  BPSK400
                         145.939  CW

ARISSat-1 test signal heard

I heard ARISSat-1 VOICE and SSTV strong signal, S9 + over 40dB.
23:12-23:22UTC, 30 Jul 2011, Ele 34 East, 437.550MHz FM and BPSK

ARISSat-1 test signal saved

00:49-00:58UTC, 31 Jul 2011, Ele 17 West, 437.550MHz VOICE/SSTV/BPSK

SSTV image,
Voice of the England girl,
Voice of the Robot,
I hear this Robot voice many times and I know she speak the next engineering data.
She send the accurate numerical value every moment from the space.

MET = 370 min
IHU Temp = +28 degC
Control Panel Temp = +25 degC
Battery Voltage = 29.28 V
Battery Current = -214 mA
This is a voice of the boy. Because I hear a word Puerto Rico,
I think that a language speaking is Spanish.

Piraja PS8RF wrote:
This is the Voice of Wesley in Castilian, KP4WES - boy from Puerto Rico.
He's only 12 years, he is always active in AO-51 and VO-52. Very cool.

Color of callsign by JE1CVL

The color of the callsign in the upper left of the image indicates which of
the 4 cameras took the photo.

Red callsign [-Y pointing camera, mirror reverses image].
Green callsign is the top view [+Z pointing camera] and sometimes has the 2 meter antenna in view.
Blue callsign is the bottom view [-Z pointing camera].
Magenta callsign [+Y pointing camera, mirror reverses image]. 

ARISSat-1 Deploy Success

The development of ARRISSat-1 succeeded in the night on 3 August 2011.
I caputured the following picture from NASA-TV then, and I noticed that
ARISSat-1 leads to ISS with a long string and floats in the space.
And ARISSat-1 was deployed in a state without 430 antennas after this.


ARISSat-1 Deploy Video

When you receive the downlink signal from ARISSat-1/KEDR you are
invited to send your report to the following e-mail boxes.
You will receive a PDF certificate by e-mail.

Students and school groups are especially welcome!
We look forward to your report!

Your report must contain the following information:

1) The signal you received:
   a) the secret word*, 
   b) an SSTV image, or, 
   c) telemetry data

2) Your name or group name

3) The date/time of reception

4) Your e-mail address of where to send your certificate.
   You will receive a PDF certificate via email.

Here are the e-mail boxes to send your reports:

Secret word* contest to:
SSTV image to: 
Telemetry data to:
(either digital or voice report of the data you received)

Received BPSK telemetry and .CSV files should continue to be
sent to:

* Those who do hear the secret word or call sign please do not put
  it out to the world. That would ruin the contest for those still
  waiting for their station to be in range.

You can find the details of the ARISSat-1/KEDR radio frequencies,
links to telemetry decoding software and mission details on-line at:

ARISSat-1/KEDR can be accessed on these frequencies:
+ 145.950 MHz FM Downlink
+ 435 MHz - 145 MHz Linear Transponder
+ 145.919 MHz CW Beacon
+ 145.920 MHz SSB BPSK-1000 Telemetry

[Thanks the ARISSat-1/KEDR Team for the above information]

To be continued,
... ARISSat-1 Launch
... ARISSat-1 BPSK1000 software, ARISSatTLM
... Yuri's Day on April 12
... ARISSat-1 Re-entry Prediction

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