Minor changes on the site

We updated the design of the website, the front page changed significantly. All the basic information to track the satellite (TLE) and the telemetry decoding software can be accessed with only one click. Based on the current information, the preliminary downlink frequency is 437.345MHz but this is not the final frequency.

Second European CubeSat Workshop

We are proud to announce that two of our team members (Levente Dudás, Gábor Marosy) will attend the Second European CubeSat Workshop which will take place in ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands on 20-22 January 2009. This is an extraordinary opportunity to meet other students from different countries who are keen on building CubeSats like we.

During the workshop we can get to know how is going the development of the CubeSats selected for the Vega maiden flight, what are the future flight opportunities offered by ESA and what is the status of the Global Educational Network for Satellite Operations (GENSO). And of course there will be many other programs organized by the Education Office for the CubeSat community. We are looking forward to attending the workshop!

We wish You a Merry Christmas

We would like to wish all our Partners and Supporters Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Ground Station upgrade

During the last week we were occupied with the infrastructure of the Ground Station. New PCs have arrived, they are used for automatic satellite tracking, logging and one of them is used for the Mission Control Computer. During the second part of the week two brand new FT-897s arrived and we started to use them immediately. We have to work a lot till the automatic satellite tracking function can be used as default but in hand mode everything operates well. We successfully received telemetry signal from two CubeSats.

The satellite of the Nihon University was the first we have heard with the new radios. It’s name received in CW.

The second satellite was the Nihon University’s SEEDS-II. We picked up a part of it’s telemetry data.

Updated albums in the gallery

I uploaded new non-professional 🙂 pictures in the Gallery. They were taken during the last few weeks… Feel free to look around.