SSETI Express Over West Malaysia

SSETI Express was launched from Plesetsk, Russia on the 27th October 2005.  The first pass over West Malaysia was at 1133 Hours Local Time (UTC +0800) or 1533 Hours UTC with a maximum elevation of 46 degrees.  I was using the preliminary keps, and according to NOVA, this was orbit number 6. 

I was geared up to listen to the 9600 baud telemetry on 437.250 MHz +/-, but instead heard PTT clicks.  Thinking that the satellite was in safe mode, I proceeded to launch the Carrier Pulse Beacon Decoder, and managed to decode the following pulse beacons.  10 of the beacons are shown in the screen shot below.

Good luck.

Sion Chow Q. C.,













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Last update: 28 October 2005