[amsat-bb] HAMSAT II Announced

Nitin Muttin vu3tyg at yahoo.co.in
Wed Dec 3 11:48:08 UTC 2014

We are pleased to announce that AMSAT India and Dhruva Space Pvt. Ltd. have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on November 30th 2014 to pursue the development of a follow up mission to HAMSAT launched in 2005 on-board the PSLV-C6. HAMSAT II is envisioned to fill the gap created by the recent end of life of HAMSAT and shall continue servicing the societal needs in disaster management, amateur/emergency radio communications and education. Some of the contemplated payloads for HAMSAT II include

   - U/V Analog FM Transponder
   - U/V Linear Transponder, 50 kHz
   - APRS Digipeater
   - Digitalker

More information can be found at www.amsatindia.org and photos of the MOU signing under Gallery section of the website.
Economic Times has also published the press release from Dhruva Space about this project. Visit 

73Nitin [VU3TYG]Secretary, AMSAT INDIA

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