Our software team is working feverishly to complete the FUNcube Dashboard software that we will be using to decode and display the telemetry that will be transmitted from the spacecraft on 145.935 MHz.
Whilst they complete their work here are some provisional pre-launch keps. We may well receive an updated set nearer to the day of launch but we expect that these should be good enough for the first few hours/days after launch.
The particular method of deployment used by this Dnepr launch vehicle means that the dispersion of all the objects may be somewhat more rapid than we are commonly used to, so this may help the experts determine which object is which.
FUNcube-1 will initially be transmitting only about 30 mW of output power, this is its “Safe Mode”, so a steerable yagi will greatly help reception. When the spacecraft is eventually transmitting data in its normal “Educational Mode” the signal is expected to be about 10dB louder!
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