Following the successful start of the Vega VV19 mission on 17 August at 01:47 UTC, radio amateurs from all in excess of the world listened in for the very first alerts from LEDSAT, the 1U CubeSat from Sapienza University, Rome, collaborating in the Fly Your Satellite! plan.
The initial beacons had been transmitted all-around 04:20 UTC following 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 large “Thank you” to all who listened for LEDSAT and to all those who sent in their recordings of LEDSAT’s very first beacons from orbit, from equally the Fly Your Satellite! team and the LEDSAT group. LEDSAT pupil group leader, Paolo Marzioli, had some phrases to share about the levels of competition:
“We have been all exceptionally content to see how a lot our smaller task has resonated by means of the radio-novice local community, their unbelievably helpful assistance to small satellite missions is not new to us but it truly is often amazing to see people today pretty much in all continents conversing about your satellite. We congratulate the winners and all the members in the competitiveness: Thanks for your interest and your guidance! We’re seeking ahead to the foreseeable future months and yrs to occur.”
From all the recordings of LEDSAT despatched in, the initially confirmed entry from every single continent ended up identified. In this article are the winners of the radio amateur level of competition alongside with their simply call indication:
- Asia: Edward Chuang – BX1Ad
- Africa: Jean Marc Momple – LG89UX – “Congratulation to the LEDSAT team and extended life to the satellite, wish you all good results with the mission.”
- Europe: Dmitry Pashkov – R4UAB
- North America: Scott Chapman – K4KDR – “Congratulations on having LEDSAT into orbit – best of luck with the mission!”
- South The united states: Roland Zurmely – PY4ZBZ
The winners will obtain a certificate alongside with a modest prize. The relaxation of the entrants will also receive a certification as a token for their help and enthusiasm for the level of competition.
The Fly Your Satellite! group hopes to hear from you yet again on long run missions!