[amsat-bb] INVADER is "Cubesat OSCAR-77 (CO-77)"

Akihiro Kubota akihiro.kubota at nifty.com
Wed Apr 2 19:44:57 PDT 2014

Please note that ARTSAT1:INVADER (call:ZQ1ZKK, norad:39577U) has got its OSCAR number:
Cubesat OSCAR-77 (CO-77) was issued to INVADER on April 2, 2014.
We would like to express best thanks to AMSAT-NA and all of you.

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Akihiro Kubota
ARTSAT Project Leader


- Message from Mr. Bill Tynan, W3XO (2014/04/02)

Professor Kubota-san:

Thank you for your reply.

>From what I can determine, the ARTSAT Project, INVADER satellite meets all of the qualifications necessary to receive an OSCAR number.

In accordance with your e-mail response, I will use Cubesat in the designation for this satellite. I therefore designate the ARTSAT Project INVADER satellite, Cubesat OSCAR-77 or CO-77. Thus CO-77 joins the earlier Japanese cubesats such as XI-IX(CO-57), XI-V(CO-58), Cute-I(CO-55), SEEDS-II(CO-66).

Congratulations to you and the entire ARTSAT team for the launch and operation of Amateur Radio satellite, CO-77. May its mission be a successful one.


William (Bill) Tynan, W3XO
AMSAT-NA OSCAR Number Administrator


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