First Contact!

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

Decode the beacons
One of the first beacons we heard can be seen on this waterfall plot! We are currently working to decode the beacons.