The semester is soon over, summer is here
project is going into a period of less activity now, since the most of
the current team is finishing and handing in their master thesesthis
month. Next semester, a new team will be standing ready for action. If
you'd like to join us, take a look here. We need embedded programmers!
We just received the FunCube Dongle Pro.
We have only had time for a brief test, but together with SpectraVue
software, it was easy to listen to regular FM-radio. The next step is of
course to connect it to the real big antennae and see if we can listen
to satellites. And yes, the other day we were successfulin downloading
and decoding the beacon from the CUTE 1.7 + ADP II satellite! Not a big thing you might say, but for our project small things count!
Out in the world
Team members from the NUTS project will exhibit at the SmallSat
conference in Utah in August this year, and two students will present their work at IAC
in South Africa in October. More on this later on.