LightSail 2 CubeSat to transmit Morse

| June 28, 2019

The Planetary Society’s LightSail 2 CubeSat, launched on the 25 June 2019, will transmit Morse code from space.

LightSail is a citizen-funded project and the satellite is due to be deployed on the 2 July 2019.

Once deployed, LightSail 2 will automatically transmit a beacon packet every few seconds, which can be decoded into 238 lines of text telemetry describing the spacecraft’s health and status, including everything from battery status to solar sail deployment motor state.

Every 45 seconds, the spacecraft will transmit ‘LS2’ on the spacecraft’s frequency of 437.025MHz.

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