[aprssig] [amsat-bb] FW: NASA Ames Phonesat Balloon Launch

Bob Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Mon Jun 13 15:23:06 EDT 2011


Did anyone capture any of the Phonesat UHF beacon data?  The NASA AMES folks
are asking.  So far, no one has sent them any data (to the email address
they provided below).  I do remember someone saying they could hear it but
not decode it.  Any others?

Of course the APRS tracking was received by all, and it made a nice track on
APRS.FI, but the question was the UHF downlink.

Bob, Wb4APR

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Subject: [amsat-bb] FW: NASA Ames Phonesat Balloon Launch

APRS Balloon launch today from California Bay area!

> On Thursday 9 June we will be doing a high-altitude balloon
> launch of our prototype Phonesat spacecraft.... It will have
> a separate APRS VHF beacon, but what we're really interested
> is collecting the data from the satellite's UHF beacon.
> It would be great if people can ...send us back any data
> to to mikesafyan at gmail.com

PhoneSat Details:
- Frequency: 437.092MHz AX.25 AFSK
- PhoneSat Callsign(s): KJ6KKZ (primary), K5RDY (temporarily during a
- Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/NASA_Phonesat, follow us for live updates!

Balloon/APRS Details:
- Launch Time: 10-10:30AM (PDT?) (follow twitter for updates)
- Launch Location: Valverde Park (outside of Manteca)
- APRS tracking: Callsign KF7ODR-1

Predicted Path:

Also, here is an article on their previous flight:

The PhoneSat team

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