[amsat-bb] PSAT2 preps for delivery (maybe June launch)

Stefan Wagener wageners at gmail.com
Thu Feb 8 01:49:52 UTC 2018

Do you want us to ship friendly letters to the FCC :-)

How about an address/contact?

Stefan, VE4NSA

On Wed, Feb 7, 2018 at 7:37 PM, Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:

> As of tonight, PSAT2 finally has some photos as it prepares for final
> testing in our long arduous 3 year campaign.
> http://aprs.org/psat2.html
> The Status is that the FCC still has not processed our 2 y ear pending API
> notice as an Amateur Satellite because they claim there is some Federal
> "mission".   But they have not said what they perceive that Federal
> mission is?  Maybe its because  our undergraduate students are "DoD
> employees" even though the satellite is 100% Amateur Radio with four
> transponders including AX.25, DTMF, Voice Synthesizer, PSK31, SSTV and
> HF,VHF and UHF amateur bands built as an undergraduate senior engineering
> project purely for hands on education in the radio art.
> Even the construction used only surplus student senior project electronics
> from student bins and any purchases used non-DoD and no-federal GIFT
> funds.
> We have tried every argument in the book, but because the FCC is
> sensitized to some past abuses of some Federal Labs in crossing the line,
> we are being tossed into the same dirty bathwater.
> Oh well.  We have 2 weeks to resolve this long going 2 year SNAFU with the
> FCC or lose this long awaited launch.
> Oh, and it is going up on the next SpaceX HEAVY launch.... Either to space
> or the ocean... or into the closet if the FCC does not act favorably
> Bob, WB4APR
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