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Nayif-1 UPDATE -Thursday 16th Feb 2017

by on February 16, 2017
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All the tlm numbers “in the green”! With the  Nayif-1 patch and lapel badge

Nayif-1 was successfully launched at 03:58UTC on February 15th 2017 and good signals were soon heard by stations in North America. We are pleased to be able to confirm that the first telemetry was submitted to the warehouse by Christy Hunter, KB6LTY, who will be receiving a specially produced Nayif-1 lapel badge and woven mission patch. Many thanks to everyone who was listening and sending reports, recordings or submitting data.

The satellite looks to be in perfect health and it was placed in autonomous mode before the end of the first day in orbit. Just like FUNcube-1, this mode has the spacecraft sending high power telemetry when in sunlight and with the transponder active when in eclipse. Already many contacts have been made through the transponder. As expected, the frequency stability of this spacecraft is much better than its predecessors.

The launch provider has published a video of the deployment of the 104 satellites. https://youtu.be/3KqTr1oNYwk  The image here shows Nayif-1 just after deployment from the launch vehicle.nayif-space-4

A new post-launch set of TLE’s has been issued by the launch authority and it can be downloaded from here

Please note that these numbers are not based on JSpOC observations so we do not yet have a valid catalog number.

During the Launch and Early Operation phase (LEOP) of the mission, the Nayif-1 command team have been headquartered at the American University of Sharjah Ground station in the United Arab Emirates. They have been very grateful for all the telemetry received from around the world. It has proven to be immensely useful to the team in checking that the spacecraft is functioning correctly.

Our world-wide network has greatly impressed the many professionals that have been watching our activities. Already more than 100 ground stations are submitting data to the Nayif Data Warehouse. Please continue uploading the data as this will further enhance our knowledge about the spacecraft and the space environment through which it is travelling at 7.6 km/s.

The Data Warehouse has been updated and can be seen here: http://data.amsat-uk.org/nayif1/index It now includes the Whole Orbit and High Res graphs and the upload ranking. It also includes telemetry details from the ADCS sub-system – this is called the iMTQ and is capable of actively magnetorquing. Over the coming days, we will be further tweaking the warehouse, so bear with us if it is unavailable for short periods of time.

A slightly updated Nayif-1 Dashboard is now available – this corrects one graphing error for negative values. It can be downloaded from here:http://download.funcube.org.uk/nayif-1_Dashboard_1039_Installer.msi

Guidance notes for setting this up are here : Guidance Notes

A reminder 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.

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