- Created: Wednesday, 11 December 2013 17:35
Space Systems Engineer for Kentucky Space, Twyman Clements, and I spent the first half of the day just down the road at Morehead State University.
Kentucky Space coordinated two Kysat-2 passes with the MSU and UK ground stations today, and it continues to refine the procedures for sharing the workload between team members on the two campuses.
KySat-2 is still beaconing very strong. Team members are able to send uplink commands more reliably as the spacecraft launched on Nov. 19 gradually spread out in space.
TLEs will be released in about month.
Kentucky Space is expecting three consecutive high passes tomorrow morning. And in the next 24 hours it will begin turning on subsystems to enable photography.
Pictured to the right is a screen grab of the software written by University of Kentucky team members to display the spacecraft's health status. This image is similar to what the young engineers working the spacecraft see when KySat-2 is arcing over the horizon.