[amsat-bb] Re: FUNcube a UK Linear Transponder Satellite
dave at g4dpz.me.uk
Mon Jul 27 00:34:18 PDT 2009
It has been a great weekend at the colloquium meeting old friends,
making new ones and watching
really interesting presentations. From a personal point of view, it has
been a pleasure to prepare the
programme of speakers for over 7 years but this was my last time and the
committee is looking for
someone to pick up the reigns.
The FUNCube project announcement kept a closely guarded secret before
the event and we've been
very pleased with the feedback and educational outreach ideas we've had
just this weekend. As with
all AMSAT projects any offers of help would be very welcome.
It was good to see Drew and Peter this year and get an update of the
AMSAT-NA & AMSAT-DL
JoAnne Maenpaa wrote:
> Hello David, and everyone,
>> AMSAT-UK has announced a new amateur satellite project - FUNcube
>> ... received major initial funding from the Radio Communications
>> Foundation (RCF)
> First, congratulations to AMSAT-UK on your exciting new project!
> This is an excellent example of the premise that AMSAT needs to create a
> mission that excites possible funding sources ... with a positive side
> effect that Amateur Radio gets to use a new linear transponder in orbit.
> Well done!
> 73 de JoAnne K9JKM
> k9jkm at amsat.org
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