PicSat requests Ham Radio assistance to capture/ upload telemetry

The Cubesat PicSat was launched on the same PSLV-C40 flight from India that delivered AO-92 to orbit

PicSat is a nano-satellite aimed at observing the transit of the young exoplanet Beta Pictoris b in front of its bright and equally young star Beta Pictoris, and at demonstrating an innovative technological concept to use optical fibres for astronomical observations from Space.

The CubeSat contains an embedded FM transponder. It will be available when possible during the mission.

Frequency information:
Uplink FM    145.910 MHz  1750 Hz tone when in amateur mode
Downlink FM  435.525 MHz  9k6 BPSK AX25 Data and FM voice when in amateur mode

A description of the telemetry and related information are available on Picsat’s web site.

This week the PicSat team requested amateur radio assistance to capture and upload telemetry packets from the satellite. Beacons received from all over the world are especially useful to monitor the status of satellite along its orbit (and not just when it is above our own station).


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