[amsat-bb] ANS-206 Special Bulletin - AMSAT-NA, AMSAT-DL, and Virginia Tech Announce Potential Phase-3E Opportunity
Saguaroastro at cox.net
Sat Jul 25 16:23:17 UTC 2015
This is good news. Here's hoping it comes to fruition.
Too bad Domenico won't get to enjoy it...
Rick Tejera K7TEJ
Saguaro Astronomy Club
Thunderbird Amateur Radio Club
On July 25, 2015, at 09:01, JoAnne Maenpaa <k9jkm at comcast.net> wrote:
AMSAT NEWS SERVICE SPECIAL BULLETIN
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* AMSAT-NA, AMSAT-DL, and Virginia Tech Announce Potential Phase-3E
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ANS-206 AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin
AMSAT News Service Bulletin 206.01
From AMSAT HQ KENSINGTON, MD.
July 25, 2015
To All RADIO AMATEURS
AMSAT-NA, AMSAT-DL, and Virginia Tech Announce Potential Phase-3E
Virginia Tech has approached the US Government to fly the Phase 3-E space
frame into High Earth Orbit (HEO) in order to support scientific payloads as
well as serve as an amateur radio satellite. During the AMSAT-DL Annual
Meeting on 4 JUL 15, the AMSAT-DL membership approved the concept, agreeing
to allow the Phase 3-E space frame that is currently stored in Germany to be
shipped to Virginia Tech in the USA for further construction, testing and
preparation for eventual launch to HEO should the US Government formally
agree to fund such a mission.
Should the project move forward, AMSAT-NA will apply for frequency
coordination from the IARU Satellite Advisor and satellite licensing from
the FCC as the satellite's initial operator.
Stay tuned to the AMSAT-DL Journal, the AMSAT-NA Journal, and the AMSAT-NA
News Service for further developments and details as they become known.
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