SkyCube: The First Satellite Launched by You!

by Tim DeBenedictis

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    1. Aubrey on

      Reading this update had me on the edge of my seat!

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      Stephane L. on

      Congrats! That's a great news!
      I can't wait for the next update

    3. Michael Scott on

      Wow!!! How Awesome! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      M on

      Awesome. Congrats guys!

    5. Mauricio Fonseca Beltran on

      Great ! Congratulations !!!
      I am wait for news...

    6. Alison B. Lowndes on

      That's so damned awesome.. I've had the longest toughest week but I'm jumping round the room at this news ... so looking forward to the "upload messages" post x PS you guys all rock x!x

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      John Kofroth on

      When will satalite safari know about the orbit?

    8. Thomas Eldredge on

      Rock on little satellite!

    9. Francisco Eduardo M S Spuny on

      I can't see it on Satellite Safari !!! Is it sending signals to earth ? Please, post more news !!!! We all want to know if it is strong and healthy !!!

    10. Tim DeBenedictis Creator on

      Francisco - on Sunday, celestrak.com published orbits for 5 new objects with NORAD number 39567, 39568, 39569, 39670, 39571. Our best guess, based on position in the deployer, is that SkyCube is 39569. But it's just a guess at this point. We haven't yet had enough contacts to fully disambiguate the objects. They are all still too close together.

    11. Mark on

      Congratulations, any full communication yet?

    12. Francisco Eduardo M S Spuny on

      Just went to Satellite Safari and found it, based on NORAD number 39569. SkyCube will be just over my head (São Paulo, Brazil) in a couple of minutes... Cool... Wish you guys soon receive reliable telemetry data from the Cube.

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      Greg Parikh on

      I don't think it is 39569. That has a date of 1998.

    14. Francisco Eduardo M S Spuny on

      Dear Greg : I think you are correct. I checked on Satellite Safari and the 39569 seems to be dated to 1998 as you said. Perhaps I looked for the wrong number. I'll be waiting for the next report. Thank you.

    15. Francisco Eduardo M S Spuny on

      Me again to Greg : take a look at http://www.n2yo.com/database/…
      I can't fully understand, but NORAD 39569 does not seem to be our SkyCube...

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      Greg Parikh on

      Satellite Safari just changed the name of 39569 to Skycube, so it may be correct, even with a 1998 designation.

    17. josep saldaña cavallé on

      What is the situation right now? Where can we find the details to receive SkyCube telemetry?

    18. Tim DeBenedictis Creator on

      All - we've been really busy trying to identify which of the 5 new TLEs is SkyCube. As of right now, Celestrak's identification of SkyCube = 39569 (i.e., my original guess) is probably not correct. I'll try to post a more complete update in a few more days, including telemetry info. I appreciate your patience here - this is, after all, rocket science.