Picacho (Gossamer Vendelinus)

Picacho
Picacho
Picacho
Name Picacho (Gossamer Vendelinus)
Spacecraft type CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Status Deployment failure? (Telemetry may have been received and will keep looking for the satellite as per article from 2023-12-01 and press release on 2023-12-12)
Launched 2023-11-11
NORAD ID Deployment failure?
Deployer ?
Launcher Falcon 9 (Transporter-9)
Organization Lunasonde
Institution Company
Entity Commercial
Headquarters UK
Launch brokerer Momentus
Oneliner

Measure the power spectral density of low-frequency radio signals in the ionosphere.

Description

Technology demonstration of Lunasonde’s sensors. It will measure the power spectral density of low-frequency radio signals in the ionosphere.

Has a 4m tape spring deployable antenna. It's a test run for our next satellite, which will have a 10m deployable antenna.

Results

After the deployment window closed, Lunasonde received telemetry with modulation characteristics that matched Picacho. Two days after presumed deployment, several external sources identified 39 signals as telemetry coming from the satellite. We will post details of any findings we uncover.

Sources [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]
Photo sources [1] [2]

Last modified: 2023-12-21

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