Re: OSSI-1

From: Janos Tolgyesi (
Date: Tue May 14 2013 - 19:48:12 UTC

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    It seems, it is lost/didnot send anything. The last update on the official
    web page dated from 24.-th april:
    "Update 3:
    OSSI-1 Satellite is still not heard (24th Apr 2013)."
    On another, not-official site:
    Status: nothing heard
    The Led Subsystem is/was designed far more simple, as working on
    Fitsat-1/Niwaka: it has 4 high power leds, similar as working on Niwaka,
    but there are 50 + 35 pices and if I understand well, it function was only
    a possible optical feedback: if the onboard system received successfully a
    command from the Groud Station, is send back one or more LED flashes,
    maybe, over the Ground Station only:
    OSSI's payload is Shooting Star Module.
    "When the satellite accepts command from Earth, it emits strong LED lights
    towards the earth so people can see the blinking patterns with their bare
    It is not clear has it any attitude control system, need to pointing the
    LED lights to the earth:
    On Tue, May 14, 2013 at 7:18 PM, DAVID DICKINSON <>wrote:
    > Dear Gang;
    >       The OSSI-1 cubesat launched on April 19th 2013 was to have a
    > flashing 44w optical beacon similar to FITSAT-1:
    > Has anyone been successful to sighting this?
    > Thanks,
    > Dave Dickinson
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