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One millionth packet milestone!

by on June 30, 2014
FUNcube Dashboard

The FUNcube Dashboard

 Many stations have been receiving the telemetry transmitted by FUNcube-1, which has now been in orbit for 221 days. The spacecraft, which has been operating nominally since launch, is providing on-board health and science data for the many schools and colleges who are already participating in the project around the world.

Since launch, data has been received by more than 650 stations around the world and today our online Data Warehouse received its one millionth packet of information.
The Warehouse is now storing more than 256MB of telemetry which is available for educational and research use.

We have been successful in capturing almost 25% of all the telemetry transmitted including almost all of the Whole Orbit Data. This success is a great tribute to our designers of the Flight software, the Dashboard programme and the matching Data Warehouse.

We are also immensely grateful to all the schools, colleges, radio amateurs and other listeners who are providing this data and want to encourage everyone to continue to listen to FUNcube-1 and to upload the data to the Warehouse. This will help enable the project to continue to provide a complete and current data set for analysis.

Count of data uploads since launch.

Count of data uploads since launch.

We would, of course, also love to have additional receiving stations in the FUNcube Ground Station Network. This applies especially to anyone near the poles or who is located on an island in the middle of ocean. Their involvement would help us improve our rate of data capture still further.

Our records show that there were three stations who actually managed to upload the same one millionth packet to the Warehouse today. They are G0EID, OM3BC and DL3SER. If they could contact “operations at” we will arrange them to send them a small prize to honour their contribution to the project.

  1. Roel Serné permalink

    I am very pleased to see that I am one of the 1 million men !!
    My name is Roel Serné, DL3SER, but I am a retired DUTCH policeman.
    My Dutch call was PA0SER, from the mids ’60s.
    My home adress: Azaleenring 7, D-49733 Haren Erika, Germany.

    For the record: I am using an Icom IC910 and a cushcraft cross yagi (20 year old)

    If you need more informations, just ask..

    I am very happy to join and hoping to serve also in the Funcube2


    Roel Serné

    If you need a photo of my station, no problem

  2. June permalink


    June Shirville Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:49:53 +0000 To:

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