Thanks to Ham operators worldwide, we have completed downlink of the three 1-Hz telemetry runs conducted during early GRIFEX operations (1 Feb 2015 23:29 – 2 Feb 2015 01:56, 3 Feb 2015 00:22 – 05:16, and 9 Feb 2015 02:00 – 04:32). We’ve taken a look at these and some interesting trends emerge.
We are excited to report that GRIFEX is doing well on orbit! Initial telemetry looks great. We are power positive. Temperatures are in good, safe ranges. GRIFEX has also responded well to commands. We are in the process of checking out the spacecraft and making sure everything is working well.
MXL’s beacon decoding client software is ready for download. This software will let you view the telemetry content of GRIFEX beacons while automatically sending it to MXL’s servers. We are distributing the client through our datasever at mxl-ops.engin.umich.edu. A visual walkthrough of the download/setup process (valid for Windows, Linux, and MacOS) is here: Downloading Continue Reading »
Congratulations to the MCubed-2 team for the first successful image of Earth. Below, there is a fantastic, snow-covered picture of Lake Superior, the upper peninsula of Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Canada. The deep freeze of the Midwest is clearly visible.
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!