But NASA never heard from NanoSail-D after that initial launch--it turned out later that the nanosatellite hadn't launched from FASTSAT at all. Now NASA has confirmed that Nanosail-D has finally, if somewhat spontaneously, separated itself from its mothership and is free-flying in space. But mission handlers still have yet to hear the beacon signal coming from NanoSail-D confirming that it is functioning properly. If it is trying to phone home, it would be doing so at a frequency of 437.270 MHz. If you've got a ham radio and feel like searching for a needle in a sky-sized haystack, NASA could use your help.