"Max Valier Sat" is an amateur satellite built in cooperation by:

  • "Max Valier" High School in Bolzano/Bozen (Italy)
  • OHB System AG from Bremen (Germany)
  • Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics from Garching (Germany)

Its main payload is an X-Ray telescope devised and made by MPE. Data generated by this detector will be transmitted, together with housekeeping data, over an amateur radio link with frequency 145.860 MHz.

A second payload is an amateur radio beacon transmitting a message in Continuous Wave. The beacon's frequency is 145.960 MHz

"Max Valier Satellite" was launched by the Indian Rocket PSLV-C38 on June 23, 2017 at 9:29 am IST (05:59 am CET) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre.

The TLE for the "Max Valier Satellite" are the following (update, 2017-09-23):

MAX VALIER SAT          
1 42778U 17036P   17265.94826566  .00001205  00000-0  58130-4 0  9991
2 42778  97.4420 324.5995 0011198 287.0383  72.9625 15.20587188 13880

Also, you can download the TLE as a text file. For automatically updated TLE information check out this link.

QSL-card request: email to maxvaliersat[at]tfobz[dot]net.