SASSI^2 was launched by NG-11 on 4-17-19. It’s preliminary TLE is:
1 85429U 19108.77032782 +.09622322 +11996-4 +19212-2 0 0002
2 85429 051.6030 296.1897 0013541 131.9095 230.9855 16.3035962600015
We have reason to believe we may have received a high tip-off rate and are tumbling beyond the control authority of our ACS. We use globalstar to communicate, but need to be in a stable attitude to connect. Our low perigee will result in re-entry within the next 5-7 days, but possibly may also result in aerodynamic capture resulting in enough stability to make the connection and return our payload data prior to re-entry.
Any observations of our light curve, or detection of our globalstar uplink attempts, would be very much appreciated. Thanks in advance for any help!