At approximately 15:02 UTC the new satellite by Czech Aerospace Research Centre (VZLU) was deployed from D-Orbit’s ION Satellite Carrier.
The signal from the digital beacon of the satellite was detected shortly after the deployment by an Australian ground station at 15:28 UTC.
The satellite is operated from the ground station of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen.
The crew has already gathered some data during the flyby at 19:58 CET, when the VZLUSAT-2 satellite flew through the area over the Black Sea.
Tomorrow the teams will attempt to establish a communication with the satellite and send the first commands.
VZLUSAT-2 is carrying cutting-edge payloads, most importantly Earth observation cameras, X-ray optical payload, GRB Detector, Space X-ray Detector, Space Dosimetry System Demonstrator, and Water vapor outgassing sensor.
Spacemanic's main role in the VZLUSAT-2 project is the launch campaign management.
Spacemanic also provided a couple of subsystems for this mission, such as solar panels, and a GNSS receiver.
We are very proud of the success of our Czech partner and we are looking forward to many more projects together!