[amsat-bb] Temporary suspension of SO-67 service

Jan-Albert Koekemoer jan.koekemoer at sunspace.co.za
Mon Jan 25 03:00:56 PST 2010



There is little more than 6 weeks left in which to complete the outstanding
commissioning activities on Sumbandila before operations are planned to be
handed over in middle-March to the Satellite Application Center, who will
then continue to operate the satellite on behalf of the Department of Science
and Technology (DST) - owner of the satellite.


Since our progress is currently hampered by the various SA-AMSAT payload
activities, we have unfortunately no choice but to temporarily suspend this
service on SO-67.  We plan to have it "on air" again end-March / beginning
Apr this year.


We have so far successfully executed more than 320 payload activations since
we started using the SA-AMSAT payload in Q4 2009.


Thank you for your understanding and patience.


Best regards




Jan-Albert Koekemoer, PrEng

Sun Space & Information Systems (Pty) Ltd.

Stellenbosch, South Africa

www.sunspace.co.za <http://www.sunspace.co.za> 

+27 21 880 8117 (tel)

+27 83 461 6643 (cell)

+27 21 880 1703 (fax)


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