Παρασκευή, 21 Οκτωβρίου 2011

Downloading data from a satellite in space by Henk PA3GUO


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COMPASS-1 Satellite CW Beacon activation.
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Demonstration of downloading housekeeping data (satellite status information) in CW (morse code) format.

Satellite is an experimental spacecraft from the University in Aachen, Germany.

Ground control station is an authorized radio-amateur located in The Netherlands.

Uplink: 145 MHz FM, 100W, 2x6 elements antenna
Downlink: 437 MHz CW, pre-amp, 2x8 elements antenna

In the video the ground control station is shown, including:
- computer controller satellite tracking
- automated antenna positioning
- transceiver ('radio')
- antenna to transmit (command) to the satellite
- antenna to receive (download) to the satellite

Radio Amateur Station PA3GUO
The Netherlands
pa3guo.com
email: pa3guo AT amsat.org