The MCubed-2 telemetry and live tracking page is now available to the public! Amateur radio operators around the world can help the team by tracking the CubeSat as she passes overhead and listening to the beacons. Let us know what you hear!
The CubeSat Ambipolar Thruster (CAT) began its Kickstarter campaign this week! MXL is working in collaboration with Prof. Benjamin Longmier and PEPL to demonstrate a new propulsion system powered by the Sun and propelled by water, which will push small satellites like CubeSats around and far beyond the Earth. Check out details of the project Continue Reading »
We’ve continued our effort to help identify the CubeSats from the recent ORS-3 launch. The plot below is spectrum recorded yesterday (Monday 11/25). KySat-2 and Vermont Lunar CubeSat were heard during the pass, and there is potentially a third CubeSat identified, which appears to be 300 seconds ahead of KySat-2 and Vermont Lunar CubeSat and Continue Reading »
MXL’s ground station operators have been hard at work this week tracking the sixty-one satellites that were recently lofted to orbit. Many of the CubeSats were designed and built by university labs like MXL and we’ve been eager to assist with tracking as much as we can. The tracking has also been helpful practice and Continue Reading »
Congrats to all the recent missions launched into orbit this week. 32 satellites rocketed to orbit yesterday on a Dnepr and 29 flew on board a Minotaur-I launched from Virginia earlier in the week. Below is a great picture of the Minotaur launch.