Phoenix deploys from the ISS on February 19, 2020 at 9:35 UTC

Phoenix deploys from the ISS on February 19, 2020 at 9:35 UTC (2:35am MST)! After deployment, it will take some trial and error before we are able to confirm our spacecraft’s TLEs before we can comfortably predict its orbit. The more people who can help us spot our spacecraft, the sooner our operations phase can officially begin! If you would like to help listen for Phoenix, you can do so with the information below.

If you think you’ve heard from Phoenix and you are a member of the SatNOGS network, please publish your observation on the Libre Space community page, and tag @sarah_srogers in the post. Phoenix can be found in the SatNOGS database under #99828 – Phoenix (ASU) 

Alternatively, please complete this google form with your contact information, the lat/long location of the sighting, your waterfall file, and any raw data that you have obtained from the spacecraft!


PhxSat Transceiver Characteristics

Hardware Model: GomSpace AX-100

Operating Frequency: 437.35 MHz

Baud rate: 9600 bps

Beacon Interval: 30 seconds

Bandwidth: 20 kHz

Modulation Type: GMSK (Mod Index: 0.5)

Mode: Narrow-FM

Protocol: AX-25 KISS packets with HDLC encapsulation

Encoding: NRZI G3RUH/K9NG scrambled

Spacecraft Callsign: WJ2XOY

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