[amsat-bb] FUNcube-1 spacecraft now named AO-73
m5aka at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Nov 21 10:27:46 PST 2013
The FUNcube team are delighted to be able to release the formal email received at the Bletchley Park monitoring station on the afternoon of
Thursday, November 21, informing us that the FUNcube-1 spacecraft can
now be referred to as AMSAT-OSCAR-73 (AO-73).
Congratulations on the successful launch
of the FUNcube-1 CubeSat, launched this morning from Yasny in Russia at
07:10:10.47 UTC November 21st 2013.
Since FUNcube-1 meets all of the requirements for being
issued an OSCAR number, including coordination through IARU and
requesting such a number; I, under authority vested in me by the
President of AMSAT-NA, do hereby name FUNcube-1, ”AMSAT- OSCAR-73″ or
I, and all at AMSAT-NA wish AMSAT- OSCAR-73 great success in fulfilling all of its mission objectives and we welcome it to the
long list of Amateur Radio satellites.
William (Bill) Tynan, W3XO
OSCAR Number Administrator
FUNcube-1 Deployed !!! http://amsat-uk.org/2013/11/21/funcube-1-deployed/
73 Trevor M5AKA
AMSAT-UK website http://amsat-uk.org/
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