12/7/2013 – 10:00AM
Japan has gotten a very clear recording of IPEX.
Check it out here: http://www.dk3wn.info/p/?p=39287
Two types of beacons can be heard in the recording, a health beacon and the morse code beacon.
12/7/2013 – 12:00AM
Image thumbnails have been downlinked from each of the five cameras along with a telemetry packet.
12/6/2013 – 8:30AM
IPEX has received over 50 packets since the launch the night before. Decoded packets indicate the satellite is so far nominal. Initial checkout is still underway and updates will be posted.
Packets are being decoded from about 1.5 degrees above the horizon
PolySat is very excited to announce the upcoming launch of IPEX! The launch is scheduled for December 5, 2013, out of Vandenberg Air Force Base, along with 11 other CubeSats.
We would greatly appreciate the help of the HAM radio community in gathering data about our satellite. To see tracking information and to submit packets, see the tab above labeled IPEX Tracking.
On August 2nd, the CP9 team performed a basic fit check and functional check out of our flight unit, which included using the solar-panel mounted sidepanels created during May. Here is a cool picture of it:
The IPEX team did some long range testing this weekend. They took the ETU about half way up Bishop’s Peak and hung out for the tests! This was one of the cooler pictures:
Out of frame to the right is our home at Cal Poly!
As part of a tour of the CSU system, CSU Chancellor White came by the lab to see what we’re up to! Here are some pictures from his visit:
Dr. Puig-Suari showing off the groundstation.
Derek Nelson, Nick Weiser, and Melody Golobic having a few laughs with the Chancellor.
Photo Credit: Brittany App
We’re all very excited to take part in the 10th annual CubeSat developers‘ workshop, starting today!
Here’s a list of the presentations from Wednesday until Friday.
You can stream the presentations live here!
Congrats to the PhoneSat team on a successful launch! They launched today at 5 PM out of Wallops, VA. Here’s a video of the launch.
To help them track their satellites, go to http://phonesat.org/ to create a login, and submit any packets you can get!
In December 2012, Cal Poly was able to perform a high altitude test launch (for CP9) with Garvey Spacecraft Corporation, and here’s an article about it:
It was a real blast! We are all looking forward to the next launch in June.
The previously mentioned NASA EDGE teams tour was a huge success!
Do you have questions about CubeSats? Ever curious how Cal Poly is involved? NASA EDGE’s vodcast answers these questions and more. Video link and transcript here:
The video starts with NASA’s Garrett Skrobot starts with the educational aspects of CubeSats and NASA’s involvement in providing launches. The video follows up with a tour of our lab, including interviews with our advisor Dr. Jordi Puig-Suari and our Program Manager Brian Tubb.
On February 26th, NASA revealed a list of CubeSats that have been selected for the 4th CubeSat Launch Initiative, and we are proud to say that we are on that list!
More information here.
Also in the news! Here.