ESTCube-1 launch was a success

On Tuesday, May 7, at 5.06 am (local time in Estonia), second Vega rocket was launched from Guiana space Center, successfully orbiting ESTCube-1.

About six hours later, first radio beacons were received and confirmed from ESTCube-1 and on May 9 two-way communication with the satellite was established.

Everybody can follow ESTCube-1 position on map with GoogleSatTrack from here.

ESTCube-1 developers used Elvior’s TTCN-3 TestCast for satellite’s software testing.

Read also Mart Noorma’s article in Postimees: http://arvamus.postimees.ee/1240044/mart-noorma-kosmoseriigi-kaadritagused/