The ORS-4 Super Strypi launch occurred at 17:45 local time on November 3th, 2015 (03:45 UTC November 4th), however the vehicle was unable to reach orbit. For more information please see the article on spaceflightnow.com.
Twelve CubeSats are set to launch aboard a Super Strypi rocket with University of Hawaii’s HiakaSat primary payload from Barking Sands, Kauai on October 29th, 2015. The CubeSat payloads have been provided through the Operationally Responsive Space Office (ORS) and NASA's Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa-7) program. Below is information about each CubeSat including tracking information where available and links to developers' websites.
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EDSN (Edison Demonstration for SmallSat Networks)
437.05 - 437.15 MHz, 1200 bps AFSK AX.25, 1W, Call sign KE6QLL, all spacecraft have identical radios
60 seconds/8 spacecraft= 7.5 second spacing between spacecraft
Each spacecraft will have a custom offset so that all 8 spacecraft transmissions are evenly spaced
60 seconds between packets during all activities after first science measurement, 120 seconds between packets during detumble / first magnetic alignment (first 31 hours of mission)
All spacecraft will have a common period between beacon packet transmissions
Crosslinks activities last up to 45 minute, four times a day, beaconing restarts after crosslink is complete, beacons turn off during crosslinks
Each of the eight EDSN spacecraft will transmit beacon packets during all phases of the mission
|5A||SLU-02 Argus||Saint Louis University and Vanderbilt University||2U|
437.290 MHz, AX.25 UNPROTO packets, Callsign ARGUS1. Beacon will go every 10 seconds, nominally.
|5B||PrintSat||Colorado Satellite Services, LLC, Montana State University||1U|
437.325 9600bps GMSK
Beacon rate initially: 1 minute
Reception reports are appreciated. Email them to
For those of you supporting us on launch day, don't forget to join the IRC channel. Information about the channel can be found at http://www.cubesat.org/index.php/collaborate/ground-operators.