Nayif-1 Pre-launch Keps and other details UPDATED Tuesday 14th Feb 2017
The launch time for the Nayif-1 CubeSat remains as 03:58UTC on February 15th 2017 on the PSLV C37 vehicle. We expect the launch to be webstreamed at http://webcast.gov.in/live/
A set of pre-launch TLEs have been released:
1 17002U 17002A 17046.17824931 0.00000000 00000-0 00000-0 0 9993
2 17002 97.5521 107.5843 0004848 278.6481 296.8511 15.21991390 01
This file can also been downloaded from here http://download.funcube.org.uk/nayif_tle.txt
We now expect that the FUNcube transmitter on Nayif-1 will activate at approximately 04:47 UTC Feb 15th. (NB – This is a revised AOS and it is still Tuesday evening in America!) Initial transmissions will be in “safe” mode and will be of the 1k2 BPSK telemetry only with approx 50mW of RF power on 145.940MHz.
At this time the spacecraft will still be over the Southern Pacific Ocean but AOS in Mexico is expected at around 04:54 UTC and the first pass will then track northwards in range of stations situated in the western US and Canada.
During the Launch and Early Operation phase (LEOP) of the mission, t he Nayif-1 command team will be headquartered at the American University of Sharjah Ground station in the United Arab Emirates. They will obviously be especially keen to have all possible reports of signal reception during this first orbit! To encourage everyone to take part, there will be a small prize for the stations that submit the first data to the Nayif-1 Data Warehouse. Please help the team if you can.
Details of the Nayif-1 frequencies, together with details of how to the download the Dashboard can be found here
The Data Warehouse is still under final development but can be viewed here: http://data.amsat-uk.org/nayif1/index
Please note that if you are already a registered user of the FUNcube Dashboard then you do not need to re-register. Your existing details will transfer automatically to the new Dashboard when you run it for the first time.
If you run the test file with the Nayif-1 Dashboard please do not expect the Warehouse to show the data – it is from an earlier date than that is already displayed. However the “packets uploaded” tab at the bottom right corner of your Dashboard will show that the files have uploaded OK, that all is well with your system and that it is ready for action.
The AMSAT-UK and -NL team will also be using the #funcube IRC channel on launch day and you will be very welcome to join them there. If you do not have the Dashboard available then also please submit your heard reports via IRC as well. A web client can be found at http://irc.lc/freenode/funcube if you do not have an IRC client installed.