AO-73 : Funcube-1

Rotation Period
28 Oct 2022 = 4.15 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
29 Oct 2022 = 4.35 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
30 Oct 2022 = 4.40 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
31 Oct 2022 = 4.55 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
01 Nov 2022 = 4.58 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
02 Nov 2022 = 4.74 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
03 Nov 2022 = 4.86 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)

AO-73 continues spinning about the Z-Z axis at a fast rate with the Z-Z axis very slowly precessing about AO-73’s centre of mass in a not so stable attitude.

The latest WOD retrieved from the real-time telemetry.

73 de Colin VK5HI.

AO-73 : Funcube-1

Rotation Period

21 Oct 2022 = 3.69 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
22 Oct 2022 = 3.80 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
23 Oct 2022 = 3.86 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
24 Oct 2022 = 3.96 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
25 Oct 2022 = 4.04 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
26 Oct 2022 = 4.04 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
27 Oct 2022 = 4.17 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)

AO-73 continues spinning about the Z-Z axis at a fast rate with the Z-Z axis very slowly precessing about AO-73’s centre of mass in a not so stable attitude.

73 de Colin VK5HI.

AO-73 : Funcube-1

Rotation Period

14 Oct 2022 = 3.41 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
15 Oct 2022 = 3.44 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
16 Oct 2022 = 3.50 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
17 Oct 2022 = 3.45 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
18 Oct 2022 = 3.56 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
19 Oct 2022 = 3.63 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
20 Oct 2022 = 3.70 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)

AO-73 continues spinning about the Z-Z axis at a fast rate with the Z-Z axis very slowly precessing about AO-73’s centre of mass in a not so stable attitude.

Last WOD extracted from the real time telemetry.


73 de Colin VK5HI.

AO-73 : Funcube-1

Rotation Period

07 Oct 2022 = 3.17 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
08 Oct 2022 = 3.29 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
09 Oct 2022 = 3.15 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
10 Oct 2022 = 3.26 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
11 Oct 2022 = 3.30 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
12 Oct 2022 = 3.33 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
13 Oct 2022 = 3.39 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)

AO-73 continues spinning about the Z-Z axis at a fast rate with the Z-Z axis very slowly precessing about AO-73’s centre of mass in a not so stable attitude.

73 de Colin VK5HI.

Alfacrux QSL Card

Dear DK3WN.

The AlfaCrux team would like to thank you for your cooperation in collecting telemetry data from our space mission! In acknowledgment, we attach an electronic QSL card with the date of the first telemetry received on our records. We are working to make all contributions received available in our online database in the coming months.

In addition, we would like to inform you that the first AlfaCrux telemetry record in our database was performed by the ham radio Roland Zurmely, call sign PY4ZBZ. Moreover, during the first 6 months of operation, the largest number of telemetry files received by the AlfaCrux team came from the ham radio Rogério Pimentel, call sign PY2PIM. A special thanks to both ham radio colleagues was posted on the official website of the AlfaCrux mission, we kindly invite you to check it at https://lodestar.aerospace.unb.br/projects/alfacrux.

73,

Renato A. Borges (PU2ERB), PhD
Associate Professor, Electrical Eng. Dept., UnB.
Coordinator of the Laboratory of Simulation and Control of Aerospace Systems, UnB.
Senior Member IEEE.

AO-73 : Funcube-1

Rotation Period

30 Sep 2022 = 3.03 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
01 Oct 2022 = 3.00 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
02 Oct 2022 = 3.00 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
03 Oct 2022 = 3.05 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
04 Oct 2022 = 3.08 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
05 Oct 2022 = 3.06 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
06 Oct 2022 = 3.09 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)

AO-73 continues spinning about the Z-Z axis at a fast rate with the Z-Z axis very slowly precessing about AO-73’s centre of mass in a not so stable attitude.

Latest WOD extracted from downloaded real-time telemetry


73 de Colin VK5HI.

AO-73 : Funcube-1

Rotation Period

23 Sep 2022 = 2.82 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
24 Sep 2022 = 2.87 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
25 Sep 2022 = 2.87 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
26 Sep 2022 = 2.94 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
27 Sep 2022 = 2.94 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
28 Sep 2022 = 2.95 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
29 Sep 2022 = 3.00 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)

AO-73 continues spinning about the Z-Z axis at a fast rate with the Z-Z axis very slowly precessing about AO-73’s centre of mass in a not so stable attitude.

The latest WOD extracted from the realtime telemetry.

73 de Colin VK5HI.