Vega VV23 - 2023-10-09 01:36 UTC

Temporary NORAD ID Satellite Frequency Notes Deployed
VHF
99041 PRETTY 137.740 MHz Directly
COMMERCIAL UHF
99034 TRITON 400.900 MHz Not confirmed frequency, based on previous FORMOSAT missions Directly
99033 Unkown Satellite 401.050 MHz probably MACSAT Directly
99040 CSC-1 401.175 MHz Directly
99039 CSC-2 401.250 MHz Directly
99044 ANSER LEADER 401.850 MHz Launched but not deployed Directly
99042 ANSER FOLLOWER 2 401.850 MHz Directly
99043 ANSER FOLLOWER 1 401.850 MHz Directly
AMATEUR UHF
99045 ESTCube-2 435.800 MHz IARU Coordinated - Launched but not deployed Directly
S-Band
99038 PVCC 2221.000 MHz Directly
99035 THEOS-2 2244.230 MHz Directly
99041 PRETTY 2244.220 MHz Directly
99040 CSC-1 2245.000 MHz Directly
NO FREQUENCIES
99036 N3SS Directly
99037 MACSAT Directly

Latest Update: 2023-10-19 05:40 UTC


Some more info: Vega VV23 - THEOS 2, TRITON, rideshares - 9 October 2023 (01:36 UTC)

Press Kit:

230928_PRESS_KIT_VV23_EN.pdf (1.5 MB)

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Thanks for the reminder, searching for more information, this was the first Cubesat that I ran info:

ESTCube-2: ESA information and there website.

@fredy copied the table to first post so we have a single overview.

For the persons that are using gr-satellites, the below yaml file should work:

name: ESCUBE-2
norad: 99045
data:
  &tlm Telemetry:
    telemetry: ax25
transmitters:
  9k6 FSK downlink:
    frequency: 435.8e+6
    modulation: FSK
    baudrate: 9600
    framing: AX.25 G3RUH
    data:
    - *tlm

Lets try and complete the list.

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Diluted information but some sources at least on the rest

ANSER (3x cubesat - IoT application so L band??) by Spanish Institute of Aerospace Technology Vega launcher’s fuel-free CubeSats to keep formation with wings – SatNews

ANSERAdvanced Nanosatellite Systems for Earth-observation Research — is a cluster of three CubeSats that will work together in close vicinity as if they are a single satellite. Due to be launched on Europe’s next Vega flight, VV23, the ANSER mission is being undertaken by INTA, the Spanish Institute of Aerospace Technology.

Info below from arianespace.com:

AUXILIARY PAYLOADS
ANSER LEADER, ANSER FOLLOWER 1 & 2 on behalf of INTA
ANSER LEADER / ANSER FOLLOWER 1 / ANSER FOLLOWER 2 (Advanced
Nanosatellite Systems for Earth observation Research) is a cluster of 3 Cubesats working together on
a common Earth Observation mission with both scientific and technological objectives:
 Study and monitor the quality of inland (reservoirs) water over Iberian Peninsula.
 Develop key technologies to efficiently address Complex Space Missions based on clusters.
ANSER “Leader” is commanding the cluster and carrying a miniature panchromatic camera. ANSER
“Follower1” and “Follower2” are carrying a Fragmented Cinclus hyperspectral camera (400nm-
850nm).
The ANSER mission led by INTA (Instituto Nacional de Tecnica Aerospacial) is supported by the
European Union IOD/IOV program.
• ANSER LEADER, ANSER FOLLOWER 1 & 2 will be the 3rd to 5th satellites to be launched by
Arianespace for INTA

PRETTY on behalf of SAB-LS
PRETTY (Passive REflecTomeTry and dosimetrY) is a 3U Cubesat with two payloads:
Primary Payload: passive reflectometer in the L5 Band (1176.45 MHz) for GPS and Galileo.
Secondary Payload: radiation monitor for TID
(Total Ionizing Dose) and SEE (Single Event Effect) measurements.
PRETTY uses the ESA OPS-SAT platform, which was first launched on Dec 18th 2019 on the Soyuz VS23 mission.
The PRETTY consortium comprises: ESA IOD (In Orbit Demonstrator), Beyond Gravity (Wien, Austria) as Prime Contractor, the Technische Universität Graz (Austria) for Satellite Bus development and AIT (based on ESA OPS-SAT satellite bus) and Seibersdorf Laboratories (Austria) for the Secondary Payload Dosimeter.
• PRETTY will be the 1st satellite to be launched by Arianespace for Graz University of Technology (as customer and manufacturer)

MACSAT on behalf of SAB-LS
MACSAT is an In-orbit demonstration (IoD) mission to demonstrate IoT communication over 5G (6U). The space segment is based on the M6P platform from NanoAvionics, who are also responsible for LEOP.
Mission Ground Segment for routine operations will be located in Luxembourg.
The MACSAT mission team comprises OQTech as mission prime & NanoAvionics as platform provider and integrator.
• MACSAT will be the 1st satellite to be launched by Arianespace for OQ Technology
• It will be the 2nd satellite manufactured by NanoAvionics launched by Arianespace

CSC-1 is a 6UXL multi-payload IOD Cubesat, enabling operations of four payloads:
Miniature star tracker for attitude determination provided by Solar MEMS Technologies
(ES). High-accuracy CubeSat Attitude Determination and Control System provided by KU LeuvenUniversity (BE).
Arc second accurate CubeSat star tracker provided by KU Leuven University (BE).
Radiation effects during In Orbit Flight eXperiment provided by KU Leuven University (BE).
CSC-2 is also a similar 6UXL multi-payload IOD Cubesat, enabling operations of three payloads:
Spacepix Radiation Monitor provided by esc Aerospace s.r.o (CZ).
In-orbit low frequency noise characterization towards the magnetic measurement system
for LISA Arc second accurate CubeSat star tracker provided by Universidad de Cádiz (ES).
Plasma Jet Pack provided by COMAT (FR).
The two cubesats comprise a single cold-gas propulsion system (I2T5) from ThrustMe, based on a solid propellant (390 g of Iodine), stored in a non-pressurized tank.
• CSC-1 and CSC-2 will be the 1st and 2nd satellites to be launched by Arianespace for ISISPACE/ISL, in the frame of the European Union IOD/IOV program.
• CSC-1 and CSC-2 will be the 2nd and 3rd satellites manufactured by ISISPACE to be launched by Arianespace

PVCC/Tyvak on behalf of Aerospacelab & ESA
The PVCC (Proba-V Companion Cubesat) 12U Cubesat is an Earth Observation in orbit demonstration mission. The purpose is to test the
performance of the payload on a CubeSat platform in order to provide data to support the calibration of CubeSat Earth observation missions.
The payload is the spare model of the Spectral Imagers developed for the VEGETATION instrument on PROBA-V satellite launched on VV02 in 2013. It is composed of one TMA (Three-Mirror-Anastigmat) telescope with two focal planes in SWIR (Short-Wave InfraRed) band and in VNIR (Visible and Near-InfraRed) bands.
PVCC is an ESA mission lead by ESA/TEC for the design, launch and commissioning phases and by ESA/ESRIN and ESA/REDU for the operational and end-of-life phases.
The consortium is composed by Aerospacelab (ASL) as Prime contractor, VITO as subcontractor responsible for user segment (PDGS, Payload Data Ground Segment in ESA/ESRIN) and the Swedish Space Corporation, for ground station network in X and S bands.
• PVCC will be the 1st satellite to be launched by Arianespace for Aerospacelab and the 87th satellite to be launched by Arianespace for ESA

N3SS on behalf of CNES
The N3SS (Nanosat 3U pour la Surveillance du Spectre) project is a demonstration system for detecting and localize radio-frequency jammers on civil spectrum. The flight segment is based on a 3U Cubesat with strong heritage from the EyeSat platform launched on Dec 18th 2019 on the VS23 Soyuz mission. It is equipped with a miniaturized prototype payload instrument. CNES is responsible for the system and satellite development and also in charge of the in-flight operations of the satellite. U-Space is the prime contractor for the platform development and the satellite AIT/AIV. N3SS will be the 31st satellite to be launched by Arianespace for

ESTCUBE-2 on behalf of the University of Tartu
The ESTCUBE-2 is a technology demonstration mission for multiple scientific payloads:
• Plasma brake / E-sail module developed by Finnish
Meteorological Institute. The module will test out active fuelless satellite end-of-mission deorbiting using interaction with ionospheric plasma.
• Dual Earth Observation cameras with Sentinel-2 wavelength filters allowing to test out auxiliary NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index) data gathering capabilities with CubeSat-sized mass-producible payloads.
• Radio amateur band support with digipeater and spectral analysis services
Satellite platform also hosts cold gas propulsion, star tracker and multiple sets of reaction wheels to demonstrate the capabilities of the platform in deep space, away from Earth’s magnetosphere. Satellite also hosts a number of smaller science experiments.
The ESTCUBE-2 mission is supported by the European Union IOD/IOV program.
• ESTCUBE-2 will be the 2nd satellite to be launched by Arianespace for the University of Tartu (as customer and manufacturer).

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I’ve updated the table in the first post with the latest info. If someone has any preliminary TLE set or can generate one from the info of the press kit (see first post), please let me know.

EDIT:

I found one in Raadio

1 00000U 23000xxx 23279.13985301 -.00000000 000000-0 -00000-0 0 00003
2 00000 097.6320 348.6583 0015434 095.3727 293.3798 14.99590717000009
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Using the TLE set above and the temporary NORAD IDs, we have for this launch:

ESTCUBE-2
1 99045U          23279.13985301 -.00000000 000000-0 -00000-0 0 00005
2 99045 097.6320 348.6583 0015434 095.3727 293.3798 14.99590717000006
ANSER LEADER
1 99044U          23279.13985301 -.00000000 000000-0 -00000-0 0 00004
2 99044 097.6320 348.6583 0015434 095.3727 293.3798 14.99590717000005
ANSER FOLLOWER 1
1 99043U          23279.13985301 -.00000000 000000-0 -00000-0 0 00003
2 99043 097.6320 348.6583 0015434 095.3727 293.3798 14.99590717000004
ANSER FOLLOWER 2
1 99042U          23279.13985301 -.00000000 000000-0 -00000-0 0 00002
2 99042 097.6320 348.6583 0015434 095.3727 293.3798 14.99590717000003
PRETTY
1 99041U          23279.13985301 -.00000000 000000-0 -00000-0 0 00001
2 99041 097.6320 348.6583 0015434 095.3727 293.3798 14.99590717000002
CSC-1
1 99040U          23279.13985301 -.00000000 000000-0 -00000-0 0 00000
2 99040 097.6320 348.6583 0015434 095.3727 293.3798 14.99590717000001
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Scheduling for the first hours after launch is ready:

Satellite Number of Scheduled Observations
ANSER LEADER 44
ANSER FOLLOWER 1 31
ANSER FOLLOWER 2 17
PRETTY 80
ESTCube-2 201
CSC-1 95
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The launch didn’t occur, it will be scheduled for another date.

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It goes for tomorrow same time: 2023-10-08 01:36 UTC.

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New TLE sets for the new launch datetime, based on the ones in the previous post:

ESTCUBE-2
1 99045U          23280.13985301  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    05
2 99045  97.6320 349.6439 0015434  95.3727 293.3798 14.99590717    07
ANSER LEADER
1 99044U          23280.13985301  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    04
2 99044  97.6320 349.6439 0015434  95.3727 293.3798 14.99590717    06
ANSER FOLLOWER 1
1 99043U          23280.13985301  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    03
2 99043  97.6320 349.6439 0015434  95.3727 293.3798 14.99590717    05
ANSER FOLLOWER 2
1 99042U          23280.13985301  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    02
2 99042  97.6320 349.6439 0015434  95.3727 293.3798 14.99590717    04
PRETTY
1 99041U          23280.13985301  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    01
2 99041  97.6320 349.6439 0015434  95.3727 293.3798 14.99590717    03
CSC-1
1 99040U          23280.13985301  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    00
2 99040  97.6320 349.6439 0015434  95.3727 293.3798 14.99590717    02

Thanks @PE0SAT for generate them.

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New launch date will be announced.

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Is there a new preliminary TLE available for tonight’s launch attempt?

01:36 UTC 09-Oct

Thanks!

ESTCUBE-2
1 99045U          23281.13985301  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    06
2 99045  97.6320 350.6296 0015434  95.3727 293.3798 14.99590717    00
ANSER LEADER
1 99044U          23281.13985301  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    05
2 99044  97.6320 350.6296 0015434  95.3727 293.3798 14.99590717    09
ANSER FOLLOWER 1
1 99043U          23281.13985301  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    04
2 99043  97.6320 350.6296 0015434  95.3727 293.3798 14.99590717    08
ANSER FOLLOWER 2
1 99042U          23281.13985301  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    03
2 99042  97.6320 350.6296 0015434  95.3727 293.3798 14.99590717    07
PRETTY
1 99041U          23281.13985301  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    02
2 99041  97.6320 350.6296 0015434  95.3727 293.3798 14.99590717    06
CSC-1
1 99040U          23281.13985301  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    01
2 99040  97.6320 350.6296 0015434  95.3727 293.3798 14.99590717    05
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Satellites are now ready to be scheduled in Network, I’ve scheduled 275 observations for the first 12h after the launch:

Satellite Number of Scheduled Observations
ESTCube-2 142
CSC-1 59
ANSER LEADER 24
ANSER FOLLOWER 1 24
ANSER FOLLOWER 2 26
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Well, the cubesat deployments were nearly on top of me but nothing heard on 435.800 for ESTCube-2.

Almost certainly too soon, but I had not seen any word of how long after deployment their transmitter would go hot.

Only one trash/noise decode but will try again tomorrow when it comes around again. Best of luck to everyone!

-Scott, K4KDR

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It’ll be active next pass over you, according to Tõnis Eenmäe in the chatroom the deployment countdown ends and beacons start at 04:06:25 October 9th UTC.

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After some calculations we are going to use for some passes this new TLE set:

ESTCUBE-2
1 99045U          23282.06695602  .00000000  00000-0  00000+0 0    00
2 99045  97.6292 350.5912 0000276  28.7178   0.0421 15.00435872    09

After verifying with the launch live stream video, we are going back to the initial TLE we had calculated.

And one more update on TLE, new TLE set shared by on one of the satellite teams:

ESTCUBE-2
1 99045U 23135F   23282.13913116  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    06
2 99045  97.6608 350.9553 0002331 259.9198 125.0999 14.99869291    00
ANSER LEADER
1 99044U 23135F   23282.13913116  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    05
2 99044  97.6608 350.9553 0002331 259.9198 125.0999 14.99869291    09
ANSER FOLLOWER 1
1 99043U 23135F   23282.13913116  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    04
2 99043  97.6608 350.9553 0002331 259.9198 125.0999 14.99869291    08
ANSER FOLLOWER 2
1 99042U 23135F   23282.13913116  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    03
2 99042  97.6608 350.9553 0002331 259.9198 125.0999 14.99869291    07
PRETTY
1 99041U 23135F   23282.13913116  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    02
2 99041  97.6608 350.9553 0002331 259.9198 125.0999 14.99869291    06
CSC-1
1 99040U 23135F   23282.13913116  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    01
2 99040  97.6608 350.9553 0002331 259.9198 125.0999 14.99869291    05
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LEOP UHF downlink frequencies for the two CSC satellites are as follows:
CSC-1: 401.175 MHz
CSC-2: 401.250 MHz

Happy tracking!

Wouter Jan

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Based on strf calculations by @PE0SAT we have some fits for one of the ANSER Satellites, as it is unknown which of them was we are going to use the TLE sets bellow to track them:

ANSER LEADER
1 99044U          23282.06695602  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    00
2 99044  97.6292 354.3109 0000276  28.7178 329.5752 15.00435872    04
ANSER FOLLOWER 1
1 99043U          23282.06695602  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    09
2 99043  97.6292 354.3109 0000276  28.7178 329.5752 15.00435872    03
ANSER FOLLOWER 2
1 99042U          23282.06695602  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    08
2 99042  97.6292 354.3109 0000276  28.7178 329.5752 15.00435872    02
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