Shin-en2 Deep Space Probe Reception Reports

(2014-12-15) PE1ITR
This webpage is about my Shin-en2 Spacecraft receive experiments on 437MHz. Shin-en2 and ARTSAT2:DESPATCH spacecrafts are launched on 2014-12-03 together with the Hayabusa 2 and are cruising into deep space.

Until now I could receive the Shin-en2 spacecraft at a distance from 2.3 million kilometers from Earth.

The reception reports of ARTSAT2:DESPATCH are on this page.

Shin-en2 info:
Shin-en2: Telemetrie Downlink 437.385MHz. 0.8 Watts F1D Modulation

PE1ITR Receiver:
4x16 element DK7ZB Yagi 3m AGL or 4x16 element DL6WU/Flexa Yagi 10m AGL, 0.35db pre-amp, Funcubedongle Pro+.
Linrad software is used
Related report of reception 2005-09-22 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on 437.100MHz.

Receive Schedule:
Start Time End Time Distance Reception Shin-en2
2014-12-03 21:00UTC 2014-12-04 00:00UTC 288.000km ~ 340.000km Yes
2014-12-05 21:00UTC 2014-12-04 00:00UTC 700.000km ~ 750.000km Yes
2014-12-07 22:00UTC 2014-12-08 01:00UTC 1.917.935km ~ 1.967.779km No
2014-12-08 20:15UTC 2014-12-09 02:00UTC 2.287.391km ~ 2.380.311km Yes
2014-12-14 20:13UTC 2014-12-14 23:00UTC 4.673.531km ~ 4.719.666km No

Signal Reception 2014-12-04 21:36UTC - 21:58UTC

Signal Reception 2014-12-04 22:44UTC - 23:14UTC

Signal Reception 2014-12-04 23:15UTC - 23:37UTC

Signal Reception 2014-12-04 23:39UTC - 00:03UTC

Signal Reception 2014-12-08 21:30UTC. 4 traces 441Hz spaced. 1st trace little above 437.379. Distance 2.308.000km The first trace of the signal starts little above 437.379MHz at the 21.29.54 mark. Then the next trace 441Hz higher. Total 4 Traces can be seen 441Hz spaced. This correlated to the Shin-en2 signal.
Signals are extremely weak now. I could pick this up by making use of the 6db groundgain advantage when the satellite rises (or sets) and goes through my antenna groundgain lobs.

Closeup of the picture above. Signal Reception 2014-12-08 21:25 and 21:54UTC.


Audio file:

IQ files (192KHz wideband recording):
SDRSharp_20141204_213626Z_437397kHz_IQ.7z Saved as 7zip file. Size 500Mb
SDRSharp_20141204_224410Z_437397kHz_IQ.7z Saved as 7zip file. Size 500Mb
SDRSharp_20141204_231508Z_437400kHz_IQ.7z Saved as 7zip file. Size 500Mb
SDRSharp_20141204_233945Z_437400kHz_IQ.7z Saved as 7zip file. Size 500Mb

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