[amsat-bb] ARTSAT2:DESPATCH - Details of the experiment on cooperative data reconstruction

Akihiro Kubota akihiro.kubota at nifty.com
Wed Nov 19 13:03:13 UTC 2014

Dear all,

is going to launch on November 30, 2014.

This is the latest public announcement of call for receivers of cooperative data reconstruction from deep-space.


1. Despatch CW Format is now available!

Yesterday, we opened a wiki which explains how to join the "Cooperative data reconstruction," the main mission of Despatch.  In this wiki, you can find the CW format as well as how to report the data you received.


2. Despatch Tracking page is opened!

Since Despatch is injected into an Earth escape trajectory, TLE is unavailable.  Instead, we opened a web-page for the spacecraft tracking (both antenna-pointing and receiver-tuning).


Please go to the page and enter your geographic location, and you will get nearby passes and a table with 1 minute steps that gives you AZ, EL, Freaquency, and so on.  As the apparent movement and the change of the Doppler shift are slow, manual pointing of the antenna and tuning of the receiver every 10 minutes or so will do.

3. Reception Report page is opened!

We opened a web page in which you can report the data you received.


How to report your data is detailed in the wiki.


Thanks in advance and all the best,

Akihiro Kubota, ARTSAT project

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