The Weight of Information 2.0 (TWOi) is a pico-satellite artwork currently in Low Earth Orbit on board the Cyngus NG-10 spacecraft. TWOi is in the Kicksat2 deployer satellite which will left the Cygnus on Wed 13 Feb 2019. deployment commands were sent to KickSat2 to deploy TWOi and 99 other sprite satellites into autonomous orbit on Friday 15th Feb 2019. Signals from Kicksat2 have been received and the effort to receive signals from TWOi and the sprites continues.
2019-02-17 consistent detection of Kicksat2 signal – signal weak possibly due to antenna damage
2019-02-16 Sprite deployment commands sent to Kicksat2
2019-02-14 23:04 Estimated first pass of Kicksat2 over TKO
2019-02-14 Kicksat2 successfully deployed time 12:32 PM NZDT (2019-02-13 11:32 UTC | 2019-02-13 18:32 EST)
We just received word that KickSat-2 has been deployed from the Cygnus
vehicle. Here is a preliminary TLE:
1 99999U 14xxxA 19044.94791667 .00078986 00000-0 25641-3 0 00009
2 99999 051.6381 254.6240 0007894 311.4200 082.7978 15.89693916000012
The KickSat-2 is transmitting telemetry data on 437.505 MHz. The telemetry
packets are standard AX.25, 1200 baud FSK (not AFSK). Happy hunting!
2019-02-09 04:16 (NZDT) Cygnus NG-10 successfully undocked from the International Space Station
2018-11-19 21:00 (NZDT) Coverage of Cygnus ISS docking
2018-11-17 TWOi is on its way to the ISS; Cygnus is scheduled to dock 2018-11-19 21:00 NZDT
TWOi is a tertiary payload and is packed inside the Kicksat2 deployer satellite which is a cubesat that has been launched as part of NASA’s Educational Launch Program. The Kicksat deployer satellite is packed on board a Cygnus spacecraft that has taken 4.5 tons of supplies to the International Space Station.
The Cygnus made the journey to the ISS and docked with it. TWOi and Kicksat2 have remained on board the Cyngus while the supplies were unloaded and the Cygnus has been repacked for de-orbiting.
Cygnus undocked from the ISS on Feb 8th 2019 and is performing a series of maneuvers to deploy cubesats including Kicksat2 which is currently scheduled for Web 13th Feb 2019. 2 Days later TWOi will be deployed into autonomous orbit.
TWOi and Kicksat2 will be on a rapidly descending orbit and are scheduled to re-enter around Feb 23rd 2019.