Bird is flying well and sending very nice pictures. Last night one of my ham friend did record the transmission with a hand held 2 meter radio with the stock antenna.
Very Well designed and developed system congratulation to all team for this high quality work.
Levent Sasmazel – WW2L
3U Cube Sat Project Coordinator
PS: Can you provide e-mail address then I can send you some pictures.
Folks, and than finding out just before letting go that gadget that one of the antennas is missing....I was watching the launch attempt. And that cost at least as much as the deficit of the city of Vallejo, the difference is that Vallejo had to let go half of the police force, and with that launching, is just "happened " so
Hi WW2L, I'll be describing more about each of the subsystems and the electronics in future blog posts, in summary:
Software Defined Transponder (SDX): PIC32
Internal Housekeeping Unit (IHU): PIC32
Power Supply Unit (PSU): PIC16F887, PIC16F690
Command Decoder: PIC16F887
Solar Max Power Point Converter (MPPT): PIC16F690 (x6)
First of all congratulations and thanks for the Ham Radio support. I am not sure if you can share with us but just curiosity how many microcontrollers ARISSat-1 have ? And how many of them are PIC? :)
Thanks...Project OSCAR was what I was thinking of but couldn't remember when I wrote the post.
OSCAR, as I recall, was very successful in its day for the objectives set for it.
I look forward to more info.