QARMAN, the re-entry CubeSat we developed at the von Karman Institute (VKI) in Belgium, is currently waiting deployment inside the ISS. According to the last update we received, the deployment in orbit is planned for the week of 20th January (to be confirmed and refined).
Could you please add QARMAN to the database? It would be really nice to have a dashboard to visualize the beacon telemetry, but I don’t have the skills for that. Is there anyone willing to help?
Here is the beacon information. It will be updated on our website as soon as possible (in the coming days):
Frequency: 437.350 MHz (as coordinated by IARU)
Periodicity: every 2 minutes in nominal modes (Phase 0, Phase 1, Phase 2); every 10 minutes in Safe Mode and Low Power Mode.
Protocol: AX.25 (UI frames)
Content (information field): 74 bytes in Phase 0, Phase 1, Phase 2, Safe modes; 39 bytes in Low Power Mode. * For decoding the content, please refer to the attached file.
Space segment transceiver: Li-100 (Astrodev)