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Category: AMSAT News

ARISS SSTV transmissions April 11-14

ISS SSTV MAI-75 image 9/12 received by Chertsey Radio Club on Baofeng handheld ARISS Russia is planning Slow Scan Television (SSTV) image transmissions on 145.800 MHz FM from the International Space Station. The transmissions begin Thursday, April 11, 2019 around 18:00 UTC and run continuously until approximately 18:00 UTC on Sunday, April 14, 2019. This…

AMSAT Files Comments in FCC Orbital Debris Mitigation Proceeding

Amateur Radio Satellites – To inspire, engage and educate the next generation AMSAT believes several of FCC’s proposed rule changes concerning orbital debris would have an extremely detrimental affect on the amateur satellite service. The AMSAT News Service Reports: The Federal Communications Commission has proposed several rules changes related to the amateur satellite service as…

Ham radio APRS payload to launch April 1

PSLV-C45 orbital platform PS4 An APRS payload from AMSAT INDIA will be flown on the PSLV-C45 mission expected to launch on April 1, 2019 at 03:57 GMT. On the AMSAT Bulletin Board Nitin VU3TYG writes: The payload will be powered on approximately over Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Poland and Moscow. We request stations at these…

ISS SSTV transmissions April 1-2

ISS SSTV MAI-75 image 9/12 received by Chertsey Radio Club on Baofeng handheld Dmitry R4UAB reports cosmonauts on the International Space Station will again be transmitting SSTV images, April 1-2, on 145.800 MHz FM as part of the Inter-MAI-75 experiment. A Google translation reads: “Inter-MAI-75” (Education and promotion of space research) – an experiment aimed…

ESEO satellite commissioning starts

Artist impression of ESEO flying over Europe – credit ESA On Monday, December 3, 2018, the 50 kg ESA Education Office satellite ESEO was launched by Space-X on the Spaceflight SSO-A SmallSat Express mission. Following the launch from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base, ESEO separated from the launch vehicle and…

LilacSat-1 (LO-90) Commemorative Competition

The amateur radio satellite LilacSat-1 (LO-90) is expected to re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere and burn-up later this month. WEI Mingchuan BG2BHC reports a competition is being held to collect telemetry data and make contacts via the satellite. Contest Period: March 16, 2019 UTC 00:00 to LilacSat-1 re-entry Competition Categories: • Amateur Radio Telemetry Group •…

ICSEDS 434 MHz balloon launch

GPS module with Guitar wire antenna and HC12 module – credit ICSEDS Medad Rufus reports two balloons with 434 MHz transmitters built by Imperial College Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (ICSEDS) will launch from Wormwood Scrubs, London on Saturday, March 9. On the UK High Altitude Society reflector Medad posted: This is…

Space meeting to be streamed via ham radio geostationary transponder

The 2nd Amateur Radio Space Meeting, taking place in Nanterre, Paris, March 9-10, will be streamed live via the Digital Amateur TV transponder on Es’hail-2 / QO-100 geostationary satellite. A Google translation of the AMSAT-Francophone post says: AMSAT-Francophone and Electrolab have deployed a ground station to operate the QO100 transponder in DATV. The “broadcast DATV”…

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