Modified TLE data from February, 16 2024

TLE data for GRBAlpha monitoring.

First signal from GRBAlpha

GRBAlpha is successfully in Earth orbit! The first signal sent by the satellite beacon was received on the Earth. The signal was received by a radio amateur station from Australia VK4JBE, in the locator QG62MM.

Do not miss the launch of the second Slovak satellite GRBAlpha

On Monday, March 22, 2021 at 06:07 UTC, a Soyuz-2.1a rocket will launch from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan our second Slovak satellite GRBAlpha, which carries a gamma-ray burst detector built at the Hungarian Konkoly Observatory, which also funded the satellite platform in part.

Information for radio amateur enthusiasts

One of the functions of GRBAlpha is also a digipeater with severall modes. The satellite carries a transciever called Cormorant NX-TRX4 on board. Robo Laszlo OM1LD, together with developers from Needronix s.r.o., is behind the develepoment of this transciever.

GRBAlpha mission – basic facts

GRBAlpha is the international technological mission which follows the successful mission of the first Slovak satellite skCUBE. The name of the satellite is the abbreviation of the words Gamma Ray Bursts and the Alpha indicates that is the first test mission of a gamma ray burst detector, which was built at the Hungarian Konkoly Observatory.