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

Vince Fiscus, KB7ADL vlfiscus at mcn.net
Mon Apr 27 16:49:10 UTC 2015

At 06:52 PM 4/26/2015 -0500, Douglas Quagliana <dquagliana at aol.com> wrote:
>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

I'm hoping to put the 2400 mhz setup I used on AO-40 back in
to service.   It's been in the garage collecting dust.


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