To start with a few stats:
From the acquisition of the first signal by ZS1LS on Thursday 21st Nov. we have had a steady stream of data flowing in.
A few warehouse statistics as at 12:00 UTC, Nov. 28th 2013:
– over 12MB of unique data uploaded and stored
– 424 user registrations since 2013-11-17
– 319 users have have uploading data
– 41388 Real-time entries
– 11754 Whole Orbit Data entries
– 77940 High Resolution entries
We are very grateful for all this data which is invaluable to the command team – please continue to send it to the Warehouse if you can and encourage other to do so.
Fitter Message 9:
What are the funny characters in the FM9 slot?
Well the command stations can re-purpose FM9 to either be a “normal” fitter message or to carry the debug data that is displayed at the bottom of the Dashboard. This carries info about various status flags and other parameters.
The format is described here
“in short fitter message 9, when we are running in debug mode starts of with 0xFF that’s how we know its debug, then what follows is just a byte for byte copy of some of the in memory structures from the running MCU, filling up the rest of the fitter message is an MCU program trace (read from right to left) the letter indicates the source file, the number is the line number in that source file. The spaces are where the MCU has finished processing and has gone back to wait for more events.”
Schedule for next few days:
We plan to command FUNcube-1 into continuous amateur/transponder mode for a few orbits on either the 09:22UTC or 10:58UTC passes over the UK tomorrow. We will be doing this to see how this change affects the on-board temperatures. We will switch it back to the normal autonomous schedule either 12:35UTC or 20:31UTC passes depending upon the results of these tests.
No other changes to the operating schedule are currently planned