TIsat-1 Mission Status

TIsat-1 is Orbiting the Earth!


Mission Elapsed Time

4520 days 11 hours 59 minutes 30 seconds

Launch Day: Monday, July 12th 2010

Launch successful at 03:52 -0/+10 min UTC.
Up-/Downlink Communication Confirmed Working as Expected.


Orbital Parameters (TLE)

Pre-launch TLE TIsat-1
1 99998U 10034Y 10193.17708333 .00002592 00000-0 35304-3 0 00007
2 99998 098.1177 252.3288 0008033 272.0048 315.2117 14.78702228001648
TLE updated on 06.01.2011

CARTOSAT 2B
1 36795U 10035A 11005.52009885 .00000085 00000-0 18708-4 0 5585
2 36795 097.9835 068.8416 0017741 086.0836 274.2407 14.78656620 26219
STUDSAT
1 36796U 10035B 11005.15751153 .00000327 00000-0 50553-4 0 4747
2 36796 098.1246 071.5574 0016339 078.1626 282.1430 14.79866437 26186
ALSAT 2A
1 36798U 10035D 11005.16153975 .00000081 00000-0 23448-4 0 5615
2 36798 098.2082 069.6372 0001556 091.2052 268.9342 14.66373140 25953
TISAT 1
1 36799U 10035E 11005.58348337 .00000400 00000-0 59647-4 0 4658
2 36799 098.1242 072.0996 0016734 082.8495 277.4624 14.80281226 26253
PSLV R/B
1 36800U 10035F 11004.73818369 +.00000082 +00000-0 +15686-4 0 01630
2 36800 098.0642 071.6629 0025918 165.3428 194.8533 14.86776319026242


Mission News


Orbit #5928: TIsat-1 survives a “Predicted Conjunction”

16.08.2011, 18:42UTC

«The United States Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC) has identified a predicted conjunction between
TISAT 1 (SCC# 36799) and SCC# 33910*.
Time of Closest Approach: 16 AUG 2011 18:42 UTC; Overall miss distance: 651 meters»

* SCC# 33910 is a SATELLITE DEBRIS (Cosmos 2251 DEB)
              Launch date: June 16, 1993;
              Source: Commonwealth of Independent States (former USSR).


Swiss National Day: Special Gift from TIsat-1 HB9DE

01.08.2011

TIsat-1 HB9DE responds according to the «PlayTones» command with the Swiss National Anthem.


Orbit #5507: TIsat-1 survives a “Predicted Conjunction”

19.07.2011, 09:23UTC

«The United States Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC) has identified a predicted conjunction between
TISAT 1 (SCC# 36799) and SCC# 15945*.
Time of Closest Approach: 19 JUL 2011 09:23 UTC; Overall miss distance: 827 meters»

* SCC# 15945 is a ROCKET BODY
              Launch date: August 08, 1985;
              Source: Commonwealth of Independent States (former USSR).


TIsat-1 HB9DE 12 Months in Space Today!

12.07.2011, 04:10UTC

Space for the last twelve months. The anniversary is at Orbit #5400 over the Laptev sea. The spacecraft now has gone more than 237’000’000 km and is still operating properly.
Bravo TIsat-1! Congrats to our students and staff; thanks again to all partners, sponsors and supporters of SUPSI-SpaceLab!


Orbit #3219: TIsat-1 survives a “Predicted Conjunction”

14.02.2011, 17:57UTC

«The United States Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC) has identified a predicted conjunction between
TISAT 1 (SCC# 36799) and SCC# 14803*.
Time of Closest Approach: 14 FEB 2011 17:57 UTC; Overall miss distance: 88 meters»

To the team’s relief, after this event two way radio communication was successfully re-established with TIsat-1.
Positive reports were received from HB9MFL, HE9ZKC, HB9MAD and from ZL2BX, New Zealand.
“This was indeed a close call!”

* SCC# 14803 is a SATELLITE DEBRIS
              Launch date: February 17, 1978;
              Source: Commonwealth of Independent States (former USSR).


Orbit #3000: over HB9SRC

30.01.2011, 22:32UTC

TIsat-1 has gone 132’000’000 km now! HB9AUS reported successful tracking of this orbit.


Orbit #2792: Two Way Radio Link is Established

16.01.2011, 21:07UTC

Orbit #2792, HB9AUS successfully sends commands from his groundstation in Cardada, Switzerland.
HB9DE TIsat-1 responds accordingly. Successful two way command and data link is demonstrated for TIsat-1.


TIsat-1 HB9DE 6 Months in Space Today!

12.01.2011, 04:10UTC

COTS-based design from SUPSI-SpaceLab at the University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI), successfully operating in Space for the last six months, and more to come…
Bravo TIsat-1! Congrats to our students and staff; thanks again to all partners, sponsors and supporters of SUPSI-SpaceLab!


Orbit #2668: FM Reception: more Confirmations

08.01.2011, 11:50UTC,

Orbit #2668, JA0CAW, JA1GDE, JA6PL, JH1BCL from Japan confirmed successful contact on FM 145.980MHz with TIsat-1 HB9DE.


Orbit #2629: FM Reception Confirmed

05.01.2011, 20:42UTC

Orbit #2629, HB9AUS confirmed successful contact on FM 145.980MHz with TIsat-1 HB9DE.


Decoding table for TIsat-1 beacon messages: 437.305MHz

13.07.2010

During the early days of TIsat-1 mission, during the day the beacon continuously sends the message “HI HI HI TISAT” followed by a Morse character indicating the temperature of the transmitter. The beacon is turned off during eclipse to avoid stress of the batteries. This message is repeated each 15s and is encoded with 17 WPM. The radio used as beacon has been completely developped at SUPSI with the help of local HAMs. The encoding of the temperature is reported in the next table.

Morse CharacterF B  K RHNTEISADMU5L
Temperature (Celsius)-10-50+5+10+15+20+25+30+35+40+45+50+55+60+65

Please report the received values, quality of signal, time and location. A Web application to help conversion and upload these information is available.


TIsat-1 Beacon Reception Confirmed

13.07.2010

Incoming confirmation of contact with TIsat-1’s beacon around the world (Brazil, India, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, UK, USA, …). Thanks a lot to HAMs!


TIsat-1 Antennas Deployed – Beacon Operating

12.07.2010, 18:14 UTC

The first part of the mission has been accomplished succesfully. TIsat-1’s beacon is fully operational and was clearly received by several HAMs around the world.


TIsat-1 Demodulator

12.07.2010, 05:10 UTC

Version 1.4 beta of demodualtor software has been released. Register to the forum to join the TIsat-1 ground team and start collecting data.


TIsat-1 in orbit

12.07.2010, 04:10 UTC

TIsat-1 deployment has been completed. The satellite is now injected to its orbit. It will perform startup operations and antennas deployment.
At 4:40 UTC it should start full rate transmission.