14:55 UTC soka 0b76980071900d20810bdc0007b6dc
Today 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.
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;
21:58 UTC The launch vehicle, a H-IIA rocket, took off from the Tanegashima space centre in southern Japan on schedule at 21:58 UTC, three days after its original launch was postponed by bad weather.
After the first-time combustion of the second stage engine was cut off, three small Cubesats (secondary payload) on the J-POD (WASEDA-SAT2, KSAT, and Negai*”) were separated at 22:13 UTC. After the second cutoff of the second stage engine, the AKATSUKI was injected into the Venus transfer orbit.
The H-IIA continued its coast flight and separated IKAROS and UNITEC-1 from the Payload Attach Fitting (PAF900M, the PAF primarily for the main payload, AKATSUKI.)
Four CubeSats in Japan are planned to launch at 20 May 2010 together with PLANET-C which belongs to JAXA by H-IIA rocket. One of them is NEGAI. Her mission is earth imaging and image compression.
We got two test files from the NEGAI Cubesat-Team. Thanks to Ueda san and Tetsu san.
437.305 MHz CW 0.1 W CW signal SOKA00040F04720025257F000000007F74