[amsat-bb] FUNcube-1 spacecraft now named AO-73

M5AKA 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
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