The ops team successfully command MC2 this morning! This is a major hurdle for the team as on MC1, uplink was unsuccessful due to a variety of factors. The team is now readying commands to assess the status of the payload, COVE, and download further telemetry from the satellite. Good job team!
Hey Helpful Operators! We’ve released a new client with a few necessary updates and bugfixes. We have added solar panel temperatures and currents, fixed a bug where we weren’t able to identify the associated ground station with incoming beacons, and re-enabled the ability to upload the local backup data files. Grab the new client at the MCubed-2 Live Telemetry Page!
Mark Hammond from North Carolina has successfully decoded the MCubed-2 beacons! The spacecraft’s telemetry indicates that all systems are currently nominal. We’d like to thank all of the HAM operators who are currently helping us decode beacons!
We have confirmed that the beacons we heard were indeed from MCubed-2! The overlay on the waterfall plot shows the Doppler shift that occurs as the satellite passes overhead. The center frequency is exactly 437.485 MHz, which is MCubed-2′s transmission frequency.
At 6:52 a.m., MCubed-2 made it’s first pass over Ann Arbor and we heard her beacons with the high-gain Yagi antenna! The ground station also picked up a satellite transmitting around 437.355 MHz. We will continue to track the GEMSat CubeSats and decode the beacons during upcoming passes!
The updated TLEs for the CubeSats are as follows:
1 99991U 00000 13340.43204282 0.00000000 00000-0 00000-0 0 0006
2 99991 120.5031 227.3464 0297856 339.9554 93.2232 14.64196995000009