[amsat-bb] GOLF-TEE $15,000 Matching Funds President’s Challenge

Paul Stoetzer n8hm at arrl.net
Sun Dec 31 17:38:46 UTC 2017

For those who didn't read ANS this week (though everyone should be
reading it weekly :) )

GOLF-TEE $15,000 Matching Funds President’s Challenge

In October 2017 AMSAT announced the GOLF (Greater Orbit, Larger
Footprint) program. The first project of the GOLF program is a
technology demonstrator named GOLF-TEE (Technology Evaluation
Environment). The design is a 3U CubeSat with deployable solar panels,
ADAC (attitude
determination and control), Software Defined Radio (SDR) Transponder,
and a Vanderbilt University Low Energy Proton (LEP) experiment. Now is
the time to begin work on the GOLF-TEE Project.

At the end of 2017, AMSAT has generous offers from two AMSAT Past
Presidents for matching funds up to $15,000 for those that contribute
to the GOLF-TEE campaign at:
(Shortened URL without linewrap:
http://tinyurl.com/ANS-365-PayPal-GOLF-Donation ) between now and
February 15th. Make your donation twice as valuable by taking
advantage of this opportunity and contributing, and help AMSAT fund
the launch of the next series of satellites of the GOLF program. There
are also donate buttons for GOLF-TEE on the AMSAT website. Planning is
for a
launch in 2019.

Donations of $100 and $1,000 or more will be eligible for a special
AMSAT GOLF premium. (Both premiums are currently being designed, so
please be patient awaiting delivery.)

AMSAT is a 501-(c)-(3) not-for-profit educational and scientific
organization of amateur radio operators whose purpose is to design,
construct, launch, and operate satellites in space and to provide the
support needed to encourage amateurs to utilize these resources.
Please consider a tax-deductible contribution to AMSAT to help
underwrite the development and launch expenses of our GOLF satellite

Donors wishing to provide additional matching funds please contact Joe
Spier, K6WAO, at k6wao at amsat.org.

(ANS thanks AMSAT-NA for the above information)

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