MCubed Update – 14 Nov 2011

MCubed contains to beacon reliably and indicating good power health.  Unfortunately, we have not been able to establish two way communication.  We are not alone in this challenge as E1P is also having a similar difficulty.

This week, we should complete our ground station upgrade here at FXB to increase our SNR by 3-6 dB.  This should dramatically improve our receive capability for MCubed.  Also, we are working with SRI International to get their 60 foot dish running to support MCubed and E1P contacts.  That should happen later this week.