According to the prediction made on 06.01.2015. Masat-1’s reentry is expected between 21:00 UTC on friday 9th january 2015 and 14:00 UTC on saturday 10th january 2015. Reentry may occur with equal probability within this timeframe.
The timeframe around the nominal expected reentry date of satuday, 10th january 2015. was determined by re-analysing the reentry of the CubeSats that where launched with Masat-1, but have already deorbited: Goliat, XatCobeo, and PWSat.
We would like to thank the radio amateurs and everybody else again for helping us over the last nearly 3 years by sending numerous Masat-1 packets received from space.
We would like to take this opportunity to draw attention to the impending deorbitation. Masat-1, Hungary’s first satellite, is expected to end its successful mission and burn up during reentry in early January (current prediction is January 10th). The last days and hours can provide much useful information that is also necessary for continuing on, therefore we want to track its path especially closely in these days. For this we need the help of everybody who has received from it int he past, as the last moments can occur anywhere over the globe, so the big question may involve anyone: Who receives the last signals of Masat-1? After the reentry (deorbitation) – additionally to answering this question – we will publish a statistic of the stations that send in the most packets during the last 168 hours.
A selection of unique objects collected by the Masat-1 team also appeared in MTVA’s (Hungarian public service media) fundraising campaign “It’s good to be good” 2014.
The collection consisted of a booklet about the story of Masat-1, an honorary envelope and Masat-1 stamp with first-day-of-issue postmark, a 1000 HUF face value collector’s coin in honor of the first Hungarian satellite, a bottle of Masat-1 limited edition wine, and a mug. Several objects were signed by the team members.
The unique cooperation and partnership which has helped the first Hungarian satellite come to life is proof that nothing is impossible for a community committed to a good cause. The Masat-1 collection, which was among numerous objects donated by renowned artists, actors and sportsmen, was sold at a price of 100 000 HUF. This year, the campaign supported the Hungarian Interchurch Aid organization.