[amsat-bb] 'HAMSAT VO-52' completes 9 successful and fruitful years in orbit !

Mani [VU2WMY/KJ6LRS] wmy at isac.gov.in
Fri May 2 05:23:09 PDT 2014

  Dear Friends,

It gives us great pleasure to inform that 'HAMSAT - VO-52' is successfully
completing 9 years of fruitful services on 4th May 2014 and entering into
her 10th year of services on 5th May. HAMSAT was launched as a piggy back
aboard PSLV-C6 on 5th May 2005 (5-5-5). We do hope that the contribution of
'HAMSAT' by India/ISRO to the 'Global Amateur Radio Fraternity' has served
its purpose. It gives us great pleasure and satisfaction to note that
'HAMSAT VO-52' has remained as one of the most sought after and favorite
'Linear Birds' among the radio amateurs for her sensitivity, strong down
link signals, stability and the ease to work.

Though expected to work for two years (mainly, considering the battery),
HAMSAT VO-52 has really out lived and still doing strong. Latest telemetry
indicates all the parameters and systems to be normal and satisfactory. We
do hope that 'HAMSAT' would continue to provide her good services to
'Amateur Radio fraternity' for many more years.

On this happy occasion, we place on records our sincere thanks and
appreciations to, Chairman ISRO, Scientific Secretary ISRO, Director ISRO
Satellite, Mission Director, Operations Director, 'HAMSAT' project team at
various ISRO centres, AMSAT-India and Williams Leijenaar PE1RAH  for their
contribution in achieving this this milestone.

73 de

Secretary & Station-In-Charge
Upagrah Amateur Radio Club VU2URC
ISRO Satellite Centre
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