[amsat-bb] Presentations on P3E and the Mars Orbiter P5A
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Thu Jul 24 14:55:01 PDT 2008
The Amateur Radio Mars Orbiter P5A and the High Earth Orbit (HEO) P3E will feature in presentations given by AMSAT-DL on Saturday July 26th, at the AMSAT-UK 'Satellite Weekend' which is open to all.
The Amsat P5-A will be the first spacecraft built by Radio Amateurs to go to the Red planet and the first ever private interplanetary spacecraft. It will use frequencies in the Amateur Satellite Service allocations at 2.4 and 10 GHz.
A video of P5-A 'With AMSAT P5-A to MARS' can be seen at
Pioneering spacecraft like these demonstrate the need for the both the Amateur Radio and Amateur Satellite Services to have access to Low Noise Floor allocations in the microwave spectrum so they can carry out weak signal experimentation.
The P3E presentation by Peter Guelzow DB2OS takes place at 11:30 am (1030 GMT) on Saturday. He will followed by Achim Vollhardt DH2VA with the presentation on the Mars Orbiter P5A.
Thanks to the BATC both presentations will be streamed live to the web at http://www.batc.tv/
New for 2008, it has been arranged with the University for "walkin" day visitors for £10 per day. For this, you do not get any meals, only attendance at lectures/beginners sessions. It does not entitle you to any other of the functions. There is no need to book, just turn up on the day. It would help if you could let us know in advance if you intend using this facility, please email g3wgm at amsat.org
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