[amsat-bb] ANS Special Bulletin ANS-116.01 AMSAT-NA Opportunity for Rideshare to Geostationary Orbit

Douglas Quagliana dquagliana at aol.com
Sun Apr 26 23:52:15 UTC 2015

On 4/25/2015 9:10 AM, JoAnne Maenpaa wrote:
> AMSAT is excited to announce that we have accepted an opportunity to
> participate in a potential rideshare as a hosted payload on a geostationary
> satellite planned for launch in 2017.


This is excellent news.

Do we have an official name for this yet? Will it be Project Golf (that 
is, the next one after Fox?) or Phase IV-A (our first Phase IV 
satellite), or Eagle-2, or perhaps something else?

While I know the frequencies/bands have not yet been announced, have any 
decisions been made about whether the transponder (or transponders?) 
will this be all analog, digital or both? What other payloads will we have?

Does anyone know if we will have our own telemetry downlink?

Douglas KA2UPW/5

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