Just followed the launches of Icarus and Xaben by UKHAS members online. The distributed listener modifications that they've made to fldigi worked amazingly well, the payloads were tracked online flawlessly - much to the credit of jcoxton, rjharrison, fnoble, edmoore & others!
Also got my new Atmega328's, and my Arduino is back from the dead. Haven't yet tried flashing it again.
Exams will be over in a week, soon I can spend some more time building up the payload.