On Thursday, January 3rd 2019, the STF-1 team successfully down-linked an image that was captured at approximately 16 minutes after deployment! The image shows the sun reflecting off the deployed VHF antenna element. As shown below, the camera is physically located under the antenna element.
STF-1 continues to remain healthy and experiments are beginning. On January 9, 2019, the STF-1 marked the 10th successful communications pass, where multiple commands were sent to STF-1, and telemetry was received.
STF-1 Captured Image - Sun reflecting off of VHF antenna
STF-1 Camera and VHF Antenna Locations