2 posts were split to a new topic: PAINANI-1 tracking
There are some news about ACRUX-1… it seems that it was alive earlier today:
I’ve scheduled a couple of observations for the next 48h, thanks @PE0SAT for letting us know in Matrix Chat.
@vk5qi has added a new trasmitter for ACRUX-1 at 437.425MHz as this is the frequency that the observation above was performed at. Also from @vk5qi strf observation it looks like that at this frequency there is an object follows 44369 TLE and transmitting:
So, I’ve changed all the scheduled observations to the new transmitter/frequency and now waiting to see.
We have a confirmation of the previous observations from http://network.satnogs.org/observations/1296318/ which decoded with direwolf shows that the object at 437.425 MHz that follows NORAD ID 44369 is ACRUX-1.
From irc/matrix the change of frequency happened as it is the factory frequency setting of Astrodev Lithium-1 radio. There will be attempts from the team to move the frequency to the coordinated one. Until then we continue to observe it at 437.425MHz and get decoded data on the dashboard.
Looks like it’s gone silent again. Have had a look around 437 MHz using STRF during some passes with nothing observed…
They still should get prepared for the next time it returns alive. A well prepared command sequence might be successfull!