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Shift to the 2nd operation phase

posted Jun 3, 2010, 5:57 AM by Naomi Kurahara

We finished the first operation phase.
Unfortunately we didn't receive after 22nd May till now.
UNITEC-1 may have a nap...

In the next phase we use 18m Katsuura, 34m NICT, 32m Yamaguchi to wake up UNITEC-1 again ;-)

Latest status (26 May 2010, 3:00 (UTC))

posted May 25, 2010, 8:06 PM by Naomi Kurahara

We haven't received the UNITEC-1 signal after 21 May 2010, 18:00 (UTC).
We very much appreciate if you send any reception or information for UNITEC-1.

UNITEC-1 Signal has been received!

posted May 21, 2010, 10:33 AM by Naomi Kurahara   [ updated May 25, 2010, 9:44 AM by Operator UNITEC1 ]

CW and FSK signal from about 30,000 km far away have been received!

Japanese ground stations worked out together to receive a UNITEC-1 signal.
1st pass over Japan kept from 16:15(JST) to 25:15(JST) at 21st May.

 - Measured Frequency 5839.91 MHz
  (Original UNITEC-1 downlink frequency 5840.000MHz)
 - Problem: big QRH is measured during major and minor downlink
  (wide-range recorder may be needed)
 - Orbital determination downlink is easier to receive

Software has been updated

posted May 21, 2010, 7:17 AM by Operator UNITEC1

Receiving Data Analyzer has been updated to ver.1.1! Some small bugs are fixed.
Please download it from Software Download page.

UNITEC-1 GSN Team are eagerly working on signal reception. Stay tuned!

Fly to Venus!

posted May 20, 2010, 4:06 PM by Operator UNITEC1

UNITEC-1 has been successfully separated from H-IIA F17!
Please wait for the details about separation.

New launch date has been announced!

posted May 18, 2010, 12:03 AM by Operator UNITEC1   [ updated May 18, 2010, 2:06 AM by Naomi Kurahara ]

The new launch date of H-IIA F17 is set on
  May 20, 2010 (21:58:22 UTC)
  May 21, 2010 (6:58:22 JST).

Please see the press release for details.

17 May launch was postponed.

posted May 17, 2010, 4:04 PM by Naomi Kurahara   [ updated May 17, 2010, 4:10 PM ]

Please wait a moment for a new launch time announcement.

Please report the UNITEC-1 Reception

posted May 17, 2010, 9:43 AM by Naomi Kurahara   [ updated May 20, 2010, 12:34 AM by Operator UNITEC1 ]

UNITEC-1 project team neads a received downlink data.
Please report to the forum and/or the following e-mail address if you successed to acquire the data.
 (please change [at] to @)

We would appreciate your cooperation.

Downlink format documents have been uploaded!

posted May 17, 2010, 6:30 AM by Operator UNITEC1

The major and minor downlink format documents have been uploaded to Downlink Specification page.
Please read it and wait for the coming launch of UNITEC-1!

Launcher (H-IIA F17) has arrived at the launch pad

posted May 16, 2010, 7:15 PM by Naomi Kurahara

H-IIA F17, which carry the PLANET-C, UNITEC-1, and other satellites has arrived at the launch pad in Tanegashima space centre.

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