Sounds from Space

 

Sounds from Scientific, Meteorological and Commercial Satellites 2017-today

This part of my audio collection is dedicated to commercial and scientific satellites. I started this separate section when Greg Roberts, ZS1BI in Cape Town, started to convert some of his old recordings from a tape recorder with elastic belt drives to electronic format. Greg is a retired professional astronomer and since 1957 has been actively involved in the tracking of artificial satellites, both by optical and radio means. Click on his picture to the right to get more information about him and his activities.

Greg Roberts ZS1BI

Many thanks to Greg Roberts ZS1BI for getting this section started and to all the other people who kindly contributed: Alois Ochojski DL3PD/SK, Roy Welch W0SL, Sven Grahn, Kurt Ringel DF7FU, Chris Gross, Mike D. Kenny, Brian Hougesen OZ1SKY, Michael Fletcher OH2AUE, Dale Ireland, Alan Banks, Paul Marsh M0EYT, Patrick DK193WN, Mike Rupprecht DK3WN, Loren Moline WA7SKT, Maik Hermenau, Jean-Louis Rault F6AGR, Dick Flagg AH6NM, Don P. Mitchell, Bill Chaikin KA8VIT, Dick Daniels W4PUJ/SK, Patrick Hajagos, Henk Hamoen PA3GUO, Thomas Koziel DG3IX, Tobias Lindemann, Josef Huber, Tetsu-san JA0CAW, Jan PE0SAT, Nils von Storch, Darko 9A3LI, Federico Manzini, Phil Williams, Jos Heymann, Roland Proesch DF3LZ, Davide D'Aliesio IW0HLG, Giulio Manzoni IV3DTB/9V1FC, Fer Paglia IW1DTU, Enrico Gobbetti IW2AGJ, Raydel Abreu Espinet CM2ESP, Flavio PY2ZX, Frederick W. Krappe, Colin Mackellar, Aitor Conde, Davide D'Aliesio IW0HLG, Jean-Pierre Godet F5YG, Milen Rangelov, Francisco EA7ADI, Luc VE2FXL, Roland PY4ZBZ, Rob PA0RWE, Edgar J. Kaiser DF2MZ and Egor UB1QBJ.

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Object name
#NORAD

Description

Launch
Date

Weight

NOAA-20
JPSS-1
#43013
(2017-073A) 

NOAA-20, designated JPSS-1 prior to launch, is the first of the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's latest generation of U.S. polar-orbiting, non-geosynchronous, environmental satellites called the Joint Polar Satellite System. NOAA-20 was launched on November 18th, 2017 and joined the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite in the same orbit. NOAA-20 operates about 50 minutes ahead of Suomi NPP, allowing important overlap in observational coverage.

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Nov. 18th 2017

1929 kg

 

INS-1C
#43116
(2018-004F)

INS-1C (ISRO NanoSatellite 1C) is an Indian Nanosatellite developed by ISRO. It carries a Miniature Multi Spectral Imager Technology Demonstrator (MMX-TD). Data sent by this camera is expected to be useful for topographical mapping, vegetation monitoring, aerosol scattering and cloud studies. It was launched on January 12th 2018 on PSLV C40 from India. The expected lifetime is 6 months. Data downlink is in S-Band with 1Mbps. Command and telemetry exchange is handled in VHF and UHF bands.

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Jan 12th 2018

 11 kg

On January 15th 2018 Nico Janssen PA0DLO reported a possible reception of telemetry from INS-1C on 435.085 MHz in 1200 bps FSK AX.25. This has yet to be finally confirmed.

STEP Cube Lab
STEP-1
 
#43138x
(2018-004AD)

STEP Cube Lab (Space Technology Experimental Project CubeSat Laboratory) is a 1U CubeSat mission developed at Chosun University, Gwangju, South Korea. Its target is to verify core space technologies researched in universities and industries, and verifying those technologies on-orbit. The 1kg cubesat was launched on January 12th 2018 on PSLV C40 from India into a 600km sun synchronous orbit. A downlink frequency of 437.485 MHz has been coordinated. It was reported that the CW beacon has been received.

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Jan 12th 2018

1 kg

TianYi 2
TY 2
XiaoXiang 2
XX 2
#43155
(2018-008A)

TY 2 is a payload in the satellite XiaoXiang 2 (XX 2). Xiaoxiang 2, also known as Hunan Xiangjiang New Area satellite or TY 2 (Tianyi 2) was launched on the third CZ-11 flight in early 2018 into a 500 km sun synchronous LEO. It carries technology experiments developed by Tianyi Research Institute in Changsha, Hunan province. The up- and downlink frequency is 435.350 MHz for 9600 bd GMSK. An additional up- and downlink is at 2403.000 MHz for 5 Mbit/s OFDM. A third downlink is available at 5833.000 MHz with a corresponding uplink at 5653.000 MHz for 5 Mbit/s OFDM.

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Jan 19th 2018

8 kg

TianYi 6
TY 6
QuanTuTong 1
QTT 1
#43158
(2018-008D)

QTT 1 (Quantutong 1) is a navigation communication integration test satellite developed by developed by Tianji Research Institute. QTT-1 is the first technical verification satellite for the "future constellation programme" which is customized and developed by Tianyi Research Institute for for Beijing-based Quan Tu Tong Co (Full Map Network Co. Ltd.) The satellite is based on the 6U CubeSat satellite platform of Spacety Aerospace Co. It carries navigation, communication, imaging, AIS, and amateur radio payloads.

TY 6 is a payload in the satellite QuanTuTong 1 (QTT 1).

The up- and downlink frequency is 436.100 MHz for 9600bd GMSK. An additional up- and downlink is at 2415.000 MHz for 5Mbit/s OFDM. A third downlink is available at 5845.000 MHz with a corresponding uplink at 5667.000 MHz for 5Mbit/s OFDM.

Jan 19th 2018

8 kg

The 9600bd FSK downlink of TY-6 on 436.100 MHz was received on March 6th 2018 at 10:45 UTC by EA7ADI. Recording kindly provided by Francisco EA7ADI.

 

S-Net
#43186
(2018-014x) 

S-Net is a nanosatellite project of the Technical University of Berlin to investigate and demonstrate the inter-satellite communication technology within a distributed an autonomously operating nanosatellite network. Each of the 3-axis-stabilized satellites measures 24cmx24cmx24cm and has a weight of 8kg. The inter-satellite links are in S-Band. The first 4 S-Net satellites S-Net 1...4 (Tubsat 13...16) were launched on February 1st 2018 on a Russian Fregat-M rocket.

Tracket objects are 43186, 43187, 43188, 43189.
TLEs for S-Net are not yet published.

Downlink: 435.950 MHz.

 Feb 1st 2018

 8 kg

The 1200bd FFSK downlink of SNET on 435.950 MHz was received on April 13th 2018 at 10:30 UTC by EA7ADI. Recording kindly provided by Francisco EA7ADI.

Tanyusha-3
Radioskaf RS-8
43597
(1998-067PJ)  

Tanusha-3 transmits on 437.050 MHz. Its FM transmissions include greetings from students in several languages, including Russian, English, Spanish and Chinese.

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 STARS-Me Mother
43640
(2018-014x)

 Shizuoka University's STARS-Me (Space Tethered Autonomous Robotic Satellite - Miniature Elevator) consists of a Mother Satellite and a Daughter Satellite connected by a tether and a crawler.

This is the fourth mission of the STARS series and is constructed to the 2U CubeSat form factor. STARS-Me consists of two 1U CubeSats having basic functions independently, and each satellite communicates with the ground station independently. The two CubeSats are connected by a tether. One of them is called CV, and the other is called HT and are connected by a rigid tape tether. CV has a climber and approximately 3 meter tether, and HT has the tether deployment mechanism consisting of approximately 11 meter tether accounting to a total of 14 meter tether.

As of October 13th 2018 STARS-Me Daughter is not yet separated from the Mother satellite and not yet transmitting.

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  Sept. 22nd 2018

 3 kg

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If you have further sound tracks from space objects please let me know. I will be happy to post them here on my homepage. Many thanks in advance.

Vy 55 & 73 de Matthias DD1US               


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