A collaboration of NASA Ames Research Center, industry, and local universities is developing a fully-automated, miniaturized spaceflight system that provides life support and nutrient delivery, and performs assays for genetic changes E. coli. Flying multiple missions as a secondary payload using this low-cost approach will lead to better understanding of the biological effects of the spaceflight environment, particularly space radiation and reduced gravity, enabling countermeasure development, which is a critical need for safe long-duration crewed space missions and safe space tourism.
Congratulations to Kevin Schuchmann, Winner of the Grand Prize Contest!!
Grand Prize Contest Results
1: Kevin Schuchmann, WA6FWF, San Jose, CA,USA, 21
2: Colin Hurst, VK5HI, South Australia, 19
3: Roland Coelho, N6CP, Cal Poly GS1, USA 17
4: Ian Ashley, ZL1AOX, New Zealand, 12
5: SSEL-MSU, K7MSU, Bozeman, Montana, USA 11
6: Mike Rupprecht, DK3WN, Germany, 10
7: Andrew Glasbrenner, KO4MA, New Port Richey, Florida, USA 7
8: Helmut Strickner, VK4STR, Australia 7
9: Roland Coelho, N6CP, Cal Poly GS2 6
10: Pedro Cruz, 2
Santa Clara University: GeneSat-1 Mission Dashboard
Santa Clara University students
make it look "easy".
GeneSat Mission Operations Team:
Mike Rasay - command channel
operator and Ignacio Mas,
telemetry anlayst at the SRI dish
in the Stanford foot hills
For up to date mission status http://genesat1.engr.scu.edu/log/opslog.htm
January 6, 2007: Mission Status Report
January 8, 2007: Mission Status Report
January 3, 2007: Mission Status Report
December 31, 2006: Mission Status Report
December 30, 2006: Mission Status Report
December 29, 2006: Mission Status Report
December 27-28, 2006: Severe Winds
December 23-26, 2006: Happy Holidays
December 22, 2006: Mission Status Report
December 21, 2006: Mission Status Report
December 20, 2006 Status Report:
December 19, 2006 GeneSat Mission Status:
December 18, 2006 GeneSat Status:
GeneSat Successfully Launched Dec. 16, 2006 at 4 AM PST (7 AM EST) from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, VA.*Beacon Alert*
A Star is Flown GeneSat-1 launched from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) at NASA Wallops Flight Facility on December 16, 2006, as a secondary payload aboard a Minotaur launch. GeneSat-1 is a 10 x 10 x 30 cm. spacecraft, which will conduct a cellular biology technology demonstration.
Of particular interest to the amateur radio satellite community, is the GeneSat-1 beacon. Operating at 437.075 MHz FM, the beacon sends an AX.25 packet at 1200 baud every 5 seconds; the packet contains data about the spacecraft systems operation. The beacon will initiate transmission as soon as the spacecraft is deployed from its carrier on the 4th stage of the launch vehicle.
Let The Games Begin To foster interest in the amateur community, and to support amateur radio and space technology outreach to secondary and higher education student groups, the GeneSat University Mission Ops Team is sponsoring a contest, with recognition and awards . Click here for full details.
Please contact Mike Miller for more information.