[amsat-bb] Happy 39th Birthday to AMSAT-OSCAR 7!
n8hm at arrl.net
Fri Nov 15 05:11:05 PST 2013
Happy Birthday to AO-7! Launched on 11/15/1974 from Vandenberg Air Force Base.
Continued congratulations to all those involved in the design,
building, launch, and operations of this satellite. It's an amazing
achievement that, other than the batteries, most of the circuitry
continues to function normally 39 years after launch. Here's to
hopefully many more years of service to the amateur community!
For more information about the lead-up to and the launch of AO-7, as
well as the first years of operation, see the 1974-1981 AMSAT
Newsletters on KA9Q's website:
N4HY has a wonderful gallery of photos from the construction and
launch of AO-7 on his Smugmug page:
Paul Stoetzer, N8HM
Washington, DC (FM18)
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