Just a quick update on the status of KySat-2:
The spacecraft has been beaconing strong since before it completed its very first orbit on November 19th, and Kentucky Space gets updates daily from HAM radio operators in places as diverse as Australia, Oregon and Japan.
The stations at both Morehead State and the University of Kentucky are both working to get consistent uplink commands to the spacecraft. That process has gotten much better over the last week. As the clutch of Cubesats launched on Nov. 19 continue to spread out in orbit, our ability to command the spacecraft will likewise continue to improve.
It shouldn't be long before we can command KySat-2 to start taking some photos!
If you'd like to follow KySat-2 as it orbits Earth, bookmark this page. Select "advanced tracking" in the "KySat-2" drop down menu.
Two and half week after launch and all looks well with our CubeSat!
Twyman Clements, Space Systems Engineer