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

Burns Fisher burns at fisher.cc
Fri May 2 05:33:37 PDT 2014

May all our birds be so successful!  Congratulations and thanks to
AMSAT-Inda, as well as to PE1RAH for the Dutch transponder.


Burns W2BFJ

On Fri, May 2, 2014 at 8:23 AM, Mani [VU2WMY/KJ6LRS] <wmy at isac.gov.in>wrote:

>  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
> Mani [VU2WMY/KJ6LRS]
> Secretary & Station-In-Charge
> Upagrah Amateur Radio Club VU2URC
> ISRO Satellite Centre
> HAL Airport Road, Bangalore-560 017.
> Phone:(Office)91-80-25082598/25082054/25082192
> Mobile:  91-9880 341 456
> E-mail ID: wmy at isac.gov.in
>            vu2wmy_mani at yahoo.com
>            isrohams at yahoo.com
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