After the productive launch of the Vega VV19 mission on 17 August at 01:47 UTC, radio amateurs from all above the planet listened in for the 1st alerts from LEDSAT, the 1U CubeSat from Sapienza University, Rome, collaborating in the Fly Your Satellite! program.
The initial beacons have been transmitted close to 04:20 UTC soon after deployment of LEDSAT’s antennas and the to start with recordings of LEDSAT arrived in at 05:56 UTC on the morning of the start from the island country of Mauritius, off the east coastline of Madagascar.
A significant “Thank you” to all who listened for LEDSAT and to all those who sent in their recordings of LEDSAT’s 1st beacons from orbit, from both the Fly Your Satellite! group and the LEDSAT workforce. LEDSAT student team chief, Paolo Marzioli, experienced some phrases to share about the competition:
“We have been all extremely joyful to see how a lot our tiny venture has resonated by means of the radio-novice neighborhood, their amazingly beneficial aid to tiny satellite missions is not new to us but it is always outstanding to see folks actually in all continents conversing about your satellite. We congratulate the winners and all the participants in the competitiveness: Thanks for your interest and your assistance! We are wanting ahead to the upcoming months and several years to occur.”
From all the recordings of LEDSAT sent in, the 1st confirmed entry from each individual continent had been discovered. Below are the winners of the radio amateur level of competition alongside with their phone indication:
- Asia: Edward Chuang – BX1Advert
- Africa: Jean Marc Momple – LG89UX – “Congratulation to the LEDSAT staff and extensive everyday living to the satellite, want you all good results with the mission.”
- Europe: Dmitry Pashkov – R4UAB
- North The usa: Scott Chapman – K4KDR – “Congratulations on having LEDSAT into orbit – best of luck with the mission!”
- South America: Roland Zurmely – PY4ZBZ
The winners will get a certificate together with a little prize. The rest of the entrants will also obtain a certification as a token for their assistance and enthusiasm for the level of competition.
The Fly Your Satellite! staff hopes to listen to from you once more on long run missions!