Deep space reception of Tianwen-1 by AMSAT-DL using GNU Radio

  • Daniel Estévez Indpendent Researcher
  • Mario Lorenz
  • Peter Gülzow

Abstract

This paper describes the reception of the Tianwen-1 Chinese Mars mission carried out by AMSAT-DL with the 20 meter antenna at Bochum Observatory (Germany). A real-time GNU Radio decoder has been used to receive and store telemetry almost every day over the course of 10 months. Some of the telemetry variables, such as the trajectory information, have been successfully interpreted and used to track the progress of the mission.

Published
2022-03-31
How to Cite
ESTÉVEZ, Daniel; LORENZ, Mario; GÜLZOW, Peter. Deep space reception of Tianwen-1 by AMSAT-DL using GNU Radio. Proceedings of the GNU Radio Conference, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 1, mar. 2022. Available at: <https://pubs.gnuradio.org/index.php/grcon/article/view/109>. Date accessed: 02 july 2022.