[amsat-bb] Re: AMSAT-BB Digest, Vol 8, Issue 264

Humberto González xe1fze at hotmail.com
Wed Aug 14 16:12:25 PDT 2013

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Asunto: AMSAT-BB Digest, Vol 8, Issue 264

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Today's Topics:

   1. NASA Accepting CubeSat Proposals (Clint Bradford)
   2. Last four passes from Hawaii on SO-50 & FO-29
      (Tom Deeble - KA6SIP)
   3. Bad wheather in FL11 (SO-50, CO7WT) (Ing. Pavel Milanes Costa)
   4. DL93 :-) (Alvaro de Leon Romo)
   5. Astronaut Luca Parmitano KF5KDP talks about ham radio
      contacts (M5AKA)


Message: 1
Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2013 13:34:47 -0700 (GMT-07:00)
From: Clint Bradford <clintbrad4d at earthlink.net>
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org, amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] NASA Accepting CubeSat Proposals
        <8034132.1376426087816.JavaMail.root at mswamui-chipeau.atl.sa.earthlink.net>

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August 13, 2013

Joshua Buck
Headquarters, Washington

RELEASE 13-252

NASA Announces Next Opportunity for CubeSat Space Missions

NASA is now accepting proposals for the CubeSat Launch Initiative. Proposals must be submitted electronically by 4:30 p.m. EST Nov. 26.

>From the submissions, NASA will select the best proposals by Feb. 7. Developers whose proposals are selected may have the opportunity to see their creations launched as an auxiliary payload on a mission between 2014 and 2017. NASA will not provide funding for the development of the small satellites and selection does not guarantee a launch opportunity.

CubeSats are a class of cube-shaped research spacecraft called nanosatellites. They are approximately 4 inches long, have a volume of about 1 quart and weigh less than 3 pounds.

CubeSat investigations should be consistent with NASA's strategic plan and educational vision and goals. The research should address specific aspects of science, exploration, technology development, education or operations.

>From the first four rounds of the NASA CubeSat Launch Initiative, 89 payloads from 25 U.S. states made the short list for launch opportunities in 2011 through 2016. Of the selected CubeSats, 12 satellites have already launched. Twenty-one Cubesats are scheduled for launch later this year.

For additional information on NASA's CubeSat Launch Initiative program, visit:



Clint Bradford, K6LCS


Message: 2
Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2013 18:45:57 -0400 (EDT)
From: Tom Deeble - KA6SIP <ka6sip at aol.com>
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] Last four passes from Hawaii on SO-50 & FO-29
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This trip to Kauai did not quite go as planned and the satellite operation really suffered.
It looks like the following four passes will close out this trip from BL02, Kauai :

Today - Tues 8/13
SO-50   6:14 PM HST  -  0414z 8/14
FO-29   8:01 PM HST  -  0601z 8/14

Tomorrow - Wed 8/14
SO-50   8:18 AM HST  -  1818z
FO-29   9:02 AM HST  -  1902z

73's - Tom

Tom Deeble - KA6SIP
Mt. Diablo Amateur Radio Club Membership Chairman
ka6sip at aol.com
PACIFICON -  Oct 11-13, 2013


Message: 3
Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2013 20:21:02 -0400
From: "Ing. Pavel Milanes Costa" <co7wt at frcuba.co.cu>
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] Bad wheather in FL11 (SO-50, CO7WT)
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Hi to all,

In a few minutes there is a pass of SO-50 over my head... I have
promised to be there but there is a bad weather here raining since mid

If the things remain like this I will not be there... sorry...

If there is any las minute chance I will be there...

73 de CO7WT


Message: 4
Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2013 22:51:52 -0500
From: Alvaro de Leon Romo <xe2at at hotmail.com>
To: "amsat-bb at amsat.org" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Subject: [amsat-bb] DL93 :-)
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Hi guys I will fly tomorrow 14th to DL93, this grid is a very rare so I will try to be on SO50 the 2 morning  and 2 night pass IF the pasengers are on time to be at 1502 UTC.....
See you on SO50Ps I hope can remember how to use SO50 , I begin to be rusty :-))
GL allSincerely Al XE2AT


Message: 5
Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2013 10:20:43 +0100 (BST)
From: M5AKA <m5aka at yahoo.co.uk>
To: AMSAT BB <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Subject: [amsat-bb] Astronaut Luca Parmitano KF5KDP talks about ham
        radio   contacts
        <1376472043.82438.YahooMailNeo at web172306.mail.ir2.yahoo.com>
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Luca KF5KDP / IR0ISS has been writing on his blog about his amateur radio contacts, see


Also on the AMSAT-UK site:

UKube-1: Art in Space

Ofcom Consultation covers 2.3, 2.4, 3.4 and 5 GHz bands

73 Trevor M5AKA
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