UAHuntsville Students Tracked Huntsville’s NanoSail-D CubeSat (NASA)

Students from the UAH Space Hardware Club (SHC) successfully tracked NASA’s newly deployed NanoSail-D CubeSat.This satellite data was received using Amateur Radio antennas from the Communications Lab in the Enigeering Building on campus. Eric Becnel and Justin Riegel, SHC student members, tracked the satellite using the SHC ground station on Thursday afternoon. The raw data presented was received through a Kenwood TM-D700 amateur radio. Decoded data will be uploaded soon.

Watching the data being received,
Justin Riegel (left) and Eric Becnel (right)

Live Hit

Controlling the direction of the antenna

SHC Ground Station Setup for tracking