On the 19th of June 2014, ISILaunch’s ISILaunch07 mission lifted-off aboard a DNEPR launch vehicle from Yasny, Russia. The ISILaunch part of launch consisted of 22 spacecraft. The mission made use of ISIS’s QuadPack dispensers and iMDC sequencer deployment system. Shortly after launch and separation it was confirmed that all deployer doors had opened.
The F’SATI ground station would be one of the first stations that the group of satellites would pass over and was ready to listen for signals from some of the released satellites. The primary targets for the first pass was the QB50p1 and QB50p2 satellites, both spacecraft would effectively switch on and start transmitting over South Africa. A complete CW message from each satellite was decoded and sent to the team at ISIS in Delft (NL) who decoded and confirmed that both satellites were healthy. The two messages can be seen below:
On the second pass just over and hour later 46 frames were received and decoded from UNISAT-6 and emailed to the satellite operator.
Perseus-M1 & Perseus-M2
QB50p1 & QB50p2
More information: http://blog.isilaunch.com/