[amsat-bb] interested in India's Rocket Provider Launch by PSLV rocket.

Tanan Rangseeprom nanrspm at gmail.com
Sun Jan 29 10:52:04 UTC 2017

Dear All of AMSAT India

The delegate of Radio Amateur Society of Thailand under the patronage of
His Majesty the King (RAST) has provided us with AMSAT India contact
information in conjunction with our plans to launch a CUBESAT amateur radio
satellite in the near future. Perhaps, I should begin with a brief
introduction and an outline of our project to launch Thailand's first
amateur radio satellite. RAST is the national non-profit society for
amateur radio enthusiasts in Thailand which qualifies as a charitable
entity pursuant to a Thai Ministry of Finance declaration while the society
is also a member of the International Amateur Radio Union.

RAST has joined three Thai institutes of technology to support the first
Joint Academy Intelligent Satellites for Amateur Radio of Thailand
(JAISAT-1) project which has received funding from the Broadcasting and
Telecommunications Research and Development Fund for the Public Interest
(BTFP), which is under Thailand's regulator, the National Broadcasting and
Telecommunications Commission (NBTC). The three academic institutes are all
in the King Mongkut's Institute of Technology group, being King Mongkut's
University of Technology of North Bangkok (KMUT-NB), King Mongkut's
University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) and King Mongkut's Institute of
Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL).

In a meeting on July 22, 2015 the NBTC committee approved state funding for
RAST's JAISAT-1 project over a two-year period: 2016-2017. In my capacity
as the JAISAT-1 project leader in charge of building the satellite along
with a technical team from RAST, I am writing to you with a humble request
for assistance.  We currently face the challenge of finding an appropriate
rocket for the launch of the CUBESAT satellite, one that will be within our
limited budget and we are interested in India's Polar Satellite Launch
Vehicle or PSLV rocket.

In addition to our JAISAT-1 satellite there are two other CUBESAT projects
that have received funding in Thailand, including a KNACKSAT satellite to
be built by the King Mongkut Institute of Technology of North Bangkok
(KMUT-NB) and a SPACEBOX satellite to be built by the King Mongkut
University of Technology Thon Buri (KMUTT) as part of a project to "Explore
the World" using remote sensing with these satellites being equipped with
cameras. But RAST 's JAISAT-1 satellite will be for amateur radio
communications for which we are designing and building a linear transponder
ourselves in Thailand and we would like to seek your recommendations to
help us to get in touch with someone who can provide a PSLV rocket to
launch the CUBESAT satellite at a special rate one that we will be able to
afford.  We would very much appreciate any assistance, advice or
recommendations that you can make for us to help our project achieve all
its goals.

With deep respect. Sincerely,

Tanan Rangseeprom, HS1JAN
JAISAT-1 Project Leader Manager
Radio Amateur Society of Thailand Under the royal patronage of His Majesty
the King

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