Mission Control

From our Mission Control page you'll receive updated information on upcoming communication passes on a daily basis. Lastly, you'll have an opportunity to discover our current flight teams who will manage AggieSat4 throughout its mission.

**25 January 2016. AggieSat4 is on schedule for release from ISS on 29 January 2016. Here is the finalized schedule of LONESTAR operations, which should be broadcast on NASA TV webcast. All times are Central Standard Time.

Wednesday 27 January:

02:20 – 02:50, Cyclops Overview

02:50 – 03:05, JEM Slide Table extend IVA

03:05 – 05:05, Cyclops/Lonestar install

05:05 – 05:20, JEM Slide Table retract to Airlock

(JAXA moving JRMS and picking up SFA from 19:00 CST – 06:10 CST on Thurs, 28 Jan)

Thursday 28 January:

(06:10 – 06:20, JEM Slide Table extend outside)

(23:50 – 00:00, JRMS pre-motion survey)

Friday, 29 January:

00:00 – 01:15, JEM system activation activities

01:15 – 01:25, file and camera setup for activities

02:15 – 02:35, JRMS/SFA maneuver to SFA Hover position

02:40 – 03:00, SFA maneuver to TF1 access

03:00 – 05:30, SFA Cyclops grapple and setup for A/L ops

05:30 – 05:45, crew activation of JEM Airlock AM

06:00 – 06:30, SFA Cyclops Unberth

06:30 – 07:00, SFA maneuver to hover

07:00 – 07:30, JRMS maneuver to deploy park

07:45 – 08:15, SFA maneuver to deploy position

08:15 – 08:25, crew retraction of JEM airlock

08:25 – 08:40, Cyclops deploy prep

10:10 – 10:25, Cyclops deploy<-- constrained by daylight and Ku AOS although it looks like there is enough daylight/KU right after the prep

AggieSat team members (Adelin Destain, David Alfano, Dexter Becklund, Ryan Campbell, Jake Cooper, Daniel Ghan, Michelle Gilbert, Hyder Hasan, Andy Holm, Alex Hutson, Mitchel McDonald, Sig Salinas, Robert Singletary, Andrew Tucker) and Dr. Reed will be at NASA JSC for the indicated operations on both Wednesday early morning and Friday early morning. Mr. Dexter Becklund and Mr. Andrew Tucker will sit on console in Mission Control to assist the astronauts with unpacking, assembly, procedures, and any queries.

AggieSat4 will beacon once approximately every 60 seconds digital state of health data at 436.25 MHz. Please let us know at helen.reed@tamu.edu if you make contact and can share what you receive. We would be most happy to communicate with you to interpret the data you collected.

See the attached file for the bit order. All data types are little endian.

AGS4 Beacon Bit Order

Name # of bits Type

Callsign 1st 48 string WH2XGN

Total 768 bits (96 bytes)