Soyuz-2-1b Fregat-M (METEOR M N2-2) launch on 2019-07-05


#71

Do you have trouble decoding your telemetry starting at, let’s say, byte nr. 221?
Does your CCSDS Space Packet header tell you there are 240 bytes in the payload for APID=100?


#72

Two updates from us:

We switched to use Object N with our main ground station for MOVE-IIb. Object Q seems to fit for SONATE, while MOVE-IIb is slightly off (see attached Screenshot of Object Q generated from pass https://network.satnogs.org/observations/808690/). Maybe one can confirm this guess and we may also switch on SatNOGS?

Also we recognised, that SONATE is using exactly the same frequency as MOVE-IIb in VHF (145.840 MHz, so don’t be confused. As the satellites are still close to each other, both may appear together in one observation. MOVE-IIb sends a repetitive pattern of short beeps and longer CWs in a 20s interval, while SONATE seems to send CW only so far. Also SONATE’s signal is way stronger. We don’t understand why coordination did fail here, but we’ll arrange with it :slight_smile:

To give you an example: https://network.satnogs.org/observations/808691/ (SONATE starts to send it’s CW at 380s during a MOVE-IIb observation)


#73

Hey @DL4PD,

thanks for your feedback and interest. :slight_smile: I’ll answer your questions in a batch:

1.) Yes, we default to unsigned integer. Of course, you can interpret the one-bit-long fields as booleans, but note that not all of them are directly linked semantically to “TRUE” or “FALSE” but to the given calibration.

2.) According to the CCSDS standard the field in the header holds the actual length - 1, i.e. the source packet length for APID100 is 241.

3.) The fields you mention (ARSERR and ARSE01 to ARSE12) are a special case. The fields of ARSE01 to ARSE12 (Byte 221 bit 5 through 7) are multiplexed. Depending on the main error code ARSERR (Byte 221 bit 0 through 4) the values in Byte 221 Bits 5 through 8 have a different meaning. It was more convenient for our encoder/decoder to define it like that. I’d suggest you treat the whole Byte 221 as one uint8 field (as defined as ARSECO) and do the multiplexing “manually” in the calibration rules.

Hope this clearifies your questions and we’ll improve the document on our website regarding them asap.

I hope you’ll understand that we’ll do our best to answer your (further) questions as soon and detailed as possible, but that during the busy times of LEOP operations it’s not our top priority - so please excuse possible delays :slight_smile:

cheers,
tom


#74

Yeah, ok! Thanks for the quick reply - totally understanding your higher priorities currently :wink:

1:.) Maybe you could default to “UINT” instead of “INT” in the document then!?

2.) Indeed - the Data Lenght should be counted minus 1! Must have overseen this…

3.) This clarifies a lot! Thanks for that!


#75

I’ve changed it also in network, so now MOVE-IIb follows 44398. I can confirm that it looks like that this is the best fitted NORAD ID in the good observations we have in network.

:frowning: It is indeed unfortunate, fortunately the two satellites already have a good distance between them in order to be able to separate them from the curves in waterfall.


#76

We recognized that the network is using NORAD-ID 44401 (Object R) for observations of SONATE. We are currently using NORAD-ID 44400 (Object Q) for our tracking, but we are still trying to pinpoint SONATE better.
Object R seems to be too early, resulting in a bad doppler-shift correction.

Greetings from the SONATE-Team
Tom (not the orange one)


#77

By using ikhnos indeed 44400 has a better fit that 44401. Maybe 44399 is also in the lottery for SONATE. I’ve changed SONATE to follow 44400 in network.


#78

https://amsat.org/pipermail/amsat-bb/2019-July/074018.html

JAISAT is now object F with the following information from AMSAT-bb

2019-038F
1 44419U 19038F 19190.66730395 .00001667 00000-0 10000-3 0 9996
2 44419 97.4914 152.5407 0020014 233.1737 126.7422 15.12176922 634

The JAISAT-1 Beacon signal on 435.700 MHz in GMSK Mobitex 4800 bps mode
code for JAISAT-1 frames 1 in row 11
41 (0x29) - JAISAT UHF1
42 (0x2A) - JAISAT UHF2


#79

I’ve changed JAISAT-1 to follow OBJECT F (44419) in network.


#80

Did some TLE analysis on current files - please find below.

It is just an attempt to make sense of current tracking data and launch information available, so by no means is this a request to update the entire tracking information. But may be it becomes handy to some.

Assumptions made (based on the launch data what we have - sorry, the doc is confidential):

  • All deployments of the 1U satellites where made so that 1U satellites were alone in the deployer, so the exit speed for 1U and 2U is different than that for 3U satellites.
  • 3U satelltes which were deployed together, are still so close that we do not have NORAD tracking data separately.
  • BeeSat 10…13 1/4U picosats are not tracked yet by NORAD

As the cluster #2 had 30 satellites total and we have tracking vectors from NORAD for 22 objects on this orbit, that fits the math nicely (30-4beesats-4double3Ulaunches).

Please note, that this is just a crude attempt to match together the launch order, satellite sizes and current TLE and is by no means a suggestion for changing a tracking setups. It also does not fit for three of the LEMUR’s already claimed at NORAD.

Anyway. The launch sequence (time from lift-off and time from go-inertial, in seconds) for satellites at cluster #2 was as following:

  1. 15094.2 15100 CarboNIX,DOT-1
  2. 15294.2 15300 JAISAT-1, MTCube
  3. 15344.2 15350 Momentus, AMICAL
  4. 15394.2 15400 VDNH-80, UTE Equador
  5. 15444.2 15450 Lemur-2-26, SEAM-2.0
  6. 15494.2 15500 LightSat, TTU 101
  7. 15544.2 15550 Lemur-2-27, MOVE IIB
  8. 15594.2 15600 AmGU-1, LUCKY-7
  9. 15644.2 15650 Lemur-2-28, SONATE
  10. 15694.2 15700 EXO CONNECT
  11. 15744.2 15750 Lemur-2-29, Lemur-2-22
  12. 15794.2 15800 Sokrat
  13. 15844.2 15850 Lemur-2-23
  14. 15894.2 15900 BeeSat-9, BeeSat-10; BeeSat-11, BeeSat-12, BeeSat-13
  15. 15944.2 15950 Lemur-2-24
  16. 16044.2 16050 Lemur-2-25

Scrolling A LOT back and forth in Orbitron, trying to see what flies together with what, at which speed etc., the best fit was like the one below. Once again - it is just a theory:

(Updated 07-15-2019 10:24UTC)

OBJECT G (L2-24[3U])
1 44392U 19038G   19194.83629255  .00000340  00000-0  23392-4 0  9997
2 44392  97.4899 156.6272 0020436 219.9684 140.0059 15.12180966  1068
OBJECT H (L2-23[3U])
1 44393U 19038H   19194.83690227 +.00000430 +00000-0 +28641-4 0  9997
2 44393 097.4887 156.6250 0020827 219.7302 140.2406 15.12071975001260
OBJECT J (SOKRAT[3U])
1 44394U 19038J   19194.96967333 +.00000426 +00000-0 +28512-4 0  9999
2 44394 097.4896 156.7555 0020815 219.3866 140.5853 15.11997981001282
OBJECT K (MOMENTUS[16U])
1 44395U 19038K   19194.11125698  .00005760  00000-0  34059-3 0  9995
2 44395  97.4933 155.9226 0022366 211.7858 148.1977 15.11644218  1149
LEMUR 2 LILLYJO (AMGU-1[3U])
1 44396U 19038L   19194.97089496 +.00001023 +00000-0 +63366-4 0  9997
2 44396 097.4872 156.7572 0023640 214.2877 145.6830 15.11787978001275
OBJECT M (CARBONIX[M])
1 44397U 19038M   19194.97245866 +.00000444 +00000-0 +29884-4 0  9996
2 44397 097.4890 156.7529 0024460 213.2298 146.7398 15.11506789001286
OBJECT N (DOT-1[M])
1 44398U 19038N   19194.90593227 +.00000655 +00000-0 +42220-4 0  9990
2 44398 097.4881 156.6935 0024155 215.5595 144.4030 15.11566116001270
OBJECT P (JAISAT[3U])
1 44399U 19038P   19194.97192916 +.00000269 +00000-0 +19551-4 0  9990
2 44399 097.4895 156.7539 0023540 218.9655 140.9883 15.11597076001285
OBJECT Q (VDNH-80[3U]+UTE EQUADOR[3U])
1 44400U 19038Q   19194.90561804 -.00000040 +00000-0 +14690-5 0  9990
2 44400 097.4893 156.6904 0024128 213.9120 146.0570 15.11616753001279
OBJECT R (AMICAL[2U])
1 44401U 19038R   19194.90512185 +.00000391 +00000-0 +26604-4 0  9994
2 44401 097.4886 156.6892 0023978 213.1734 146.7996 15.11708845001276
LEMUR 2 WANLI (LIGHTSAT[3U])
1 44402U 19038S   19194.90500929 +.00000998 +00000-0 +61989-4 0  9996
2 44402 097.4854 156.6907 0023725 215.1404 144.8264 15.11733617001277
LEMUR 2 MORAG (TTU101[1U])
1 44403U 19038T   19194.97119565 +.00000903 +00000-0 +56494-4 0  9997
2 44403 097.4900 156.7486 0022443 218.7638 141.2005 15.11732926001284
LEMUR 2 YNDRD (L2-28[3U]+SONATE[3U])
1 44404U 19038U   19194.90456334 +.00000425 +00000-0 +28575-4 0  9997
2 44404 097.4878 156.6873 0021360 220.1738 139.7916 15.11807166001274
LEMUR 2 EJATTA (EXOCONNECT[3U])
1 44405U 19038V   19194.83828406  .00001461  00000-0  88787-4 0  9995
2 44405  97.4868 156.6255 0023130 215.5701 144.3987 15.11832598  1269
LEMUR 2 DUSTINTHEWIND (MOVEIIB[1U])
1 44406U 19038W   19194.83840392  .00000216  00000-0  16397-4 0  9999
2 44406  97.4895 156.6259 0023493 213.5532 146.4224 15.11801835  1252
LEMUR 2 ALEX-MADDY (L2-27[3U])
1 44407U 19038X   19194.90483351  .00000812  00000-0  51158-4 0  9992
2 44407  97.4894 156.6824 0022363 218.7864 141.1763 15.11762527  1265
OBJECT Y (LUCKY-7[1U])
1 44408U 19038Y   19194.90432420 -.00000031  00000-0  19927-5 0  9997
2 44408  97.4883 156.6821 0022170 218.9088 141.0929 15.11847573  1276
OBJECT Z (L2-29[3U]+L2-22[3U])
1 44409U 19038Z   19194.83791669 +.00001004 +00000-0 +62087-4 0  9997
2 44409 097.4858 156.6272 0023400 214.6928 145.2781 15.11895659001261
OBJECT AA (BEESAT-9[1U])
1 44410U 19038AA  19194.90408591 +.00000550 +00000-0 +35754-4 0  9992
2 44410 097.4887 156.6902 0021191 219.3146 140.6552 15.11893367001274
LEMUR 2 GREGROBINSON (L2-26[3U]+SEAM-2.0[3U])
1 44411U 19038AB  19194.83920318 +.00000931 +00000-0 +58233-4 0  9991
2 44411 097.4912 156.6199 0022618 219.5165 140.4421 15.11662509000937
OBJECT AC (MTCUBE[1U])
1 44412U 19038AC  19194.90492598  .00000382  00000-0  26073-4 0  9991
2 44412  97.4884 156.6877 0021851 219.0534 140.9120 15.11742195   966
OBJECT F (L2-25[3U])
1 44419U 19038F   19194.96830349 +.00000406 +00000-0 +27178-4 0  9998
2 44419 097.4899 156.7586 0020486 218.9421 141.0342 15.12240390001288

Regards,

Andrus.


#81

I’m not sure if LEMUR-2-DUSTINTHEWIND follows well 44406, however 44406 is the only objects right now that fits very well Lucky-7.


#82

DUSTINTHEWIND moves different speed than rest of the LEMUR’s, so it is probably not one of them. Given that two LEMUR-s were deployed simultaneously, they are probably not tracked separately by NORAD at the moment and its a false claim for LEMUR.

Andrus.


#83

There is a chance that Lucky-7 TLE are not yet published as stated in this tweet by PA0DLO:


#84

Hi all,

for further analysis (we were not super happy with tracking object Q the last couple of days) we turned on once again the CW beacon of SONATE for the next two hours (starting by now).

Would be really nice, if you could schedule some stations around the globe to follow it for doppler analysis.

Thank you very much, once again and sorry for the short notice
tom


#85

MOVE-IIb now seems to follow 44400/19038Q better.


#86

Unfortunately your message came too late and there was no one around to schedule observations.

For the next time, try to let us know further in advance. Also, CW is on 145.840MHz, correct?


#87

@cgbsat both strong signals on these waterfalls should be SONATE and not MOVE-IIb. For a comparison check this one https://network.satnogs.org/observations/829916/ in this you can see SONATE in the whole waterfall (transmitting DDP0SN, instead of DP0SNT that was supposed to transmit) and MOVE-IIb as the dots between 300s and 400s, which are every 20s.


#88

Thanks for clearing that up fredy!

I had forgotten that both MOVE-IIb and SONATE transmit at the same frequency. Happy accident in this case.

So @orangetom, it looks like 44400 is the best match.


#89

yeah is like #DP0SN #DP0SN E #DP0SN E #DP0SN E #DP0SN E #DP0SN E #DP0SN E #DP0SN E #DP0SN E #D#SN E #DP0SN E …missing T:-)

and also in Observation https://network.satnogs.org/observations/833903/
TTTE0SN #DP0SN E #DP0SN E #DP0SN E #DP0SN E #DP0SN E E #DP0SN E #DP0SN E #DP0SN E #D#SN E E #DP0SN E E #DP0SN E #DP0SN E #DP0SN E #DP0SN E #DP0SN E #DP0SN E #DP0SN E #DP0SN E #B##E EFS E E E

in 437.025 MHz OBJECT 19038Q


#90

Hello @laid ,

I am from the MTCube team and I am trying to do something like that too.
Yet your analysis is more ready than mine. ^^’

But AMICal Sat was not launched (source in french).

Thanks for your work.

Regards,
Hugo