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SpaceX to launch demo satellites for its high-speed internet project

Elon Musk’s SpaceX wants to deliver high-speed internet to the world using thousands of small satellites – and this week that plan is moving closer to reality

http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2018/february/spacex-to-launch-demo-satellites-for-its-high-speed-internet-project.htm

D-Star ONE Phoenix, First D-Star Communication Spacecraft, Launched

A Soyuz rocket launched D-Star ONE Phoenix and 10 other satellites into orbit on February 1 from Vostochny Cosmodrome in Russia. Developed by German Orbital Systems in Berlin in cooperation with the Czech company iSky Technology, D-Star ONE Phoenix carries an Amateur Radio relay payload (call sign DP1GOS). It replaces the D-Star ONE nanosatellite that failed to attain orbit following a November…

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China Students’ “Zhou Enlai” CubeSat Launches with Ham Radio Payload On Board

Launched on January 19, China’s “Zhou Enlai” CubeSat is that country’s first to involve primary and middle school students. Named in honor of the first Premier of the People’s Republic of China, Zhou Enlai, the CubeSat was developed in Huai’an Youth Comprehensive Development Base in Jiangsu Province. Zhou Enlai was born in Huai’an. The 2-kg, 2U CubeSat carries an Amateur Radio FM transponder an…

 

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Fox-1D (AO-92) Now Commissioned, Open for Amateur Use

AMSAT Vice President-Operations Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA, has declared that Fox-1D (AO-92) is now open for general Amateur Radio use. That word followed an announcement from AMSAT Vice President-Engineering Jerry Buxton, N0JY, that AO-92 had been commissioned and formally turned over to AMSAT Operations.

Initially, the U/v FM transponder will be open continuously for 1 week. After that, operation…

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Two Chinese amateur CubeSats launched

On Friday, 19 January 2018 two satellites carrying amateur radio payloads were launched. Both were developed by amateur students in Hunan province, China. The satellites, QuanTuTong-1 and Xiaoxiang-2, are 6U CubeSats. They will operate in the 435, 2400, 5650 and 5830MHz amateur-satellite service bands. 5650MHz is used for uplinks and 5830MHz for downlinks. Currently only […] Full Original Article

Winter Field Day

All Amateur bands, HF, VHF, & UHF except 12, 17, 30 and 60 meters. Any mode… CW, SSB, AM, FM, DStar, C4FM, DMR, Packet, PSK, SSTV, RTTY, Olivia, Satellite, etc… Except FT8.

Co-Launched CubeSats Settling Into Orbits, Missions

Commissioning and testing continue of the L-Band Downshifter and the University of Iowa’s High-Energy CubeSat Radiation Instrument (HERCI) on the new Fox-1D (AO-92) CubeSat. AO-92 could be available for general use by week’s end, AMSAT said. The co-launched French PicSat CubeSat is seeking telemetry reports. Both were carried into space from India on January 12.

AMSAT-NA reports the University o…

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Fox-1D Amateur Radio CubeSat Launches Successfully, Now Designated as AO-92

Right on schedule at 0359 UTC on January 12, the solid-fueled first stage and ground-lit strap-on boosters of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) ignited and hurtled AMSAT-NA’s Fox-1D CubeSat along with 30 other satellites onboard the PSLV-C40 mission toward a sun-synchronous orbit. Less than 18 minutes later, the primary payload, a Cartosat-2 ser…

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D-Star One v1.1 Phoenix

The amateur radio satellite D-Star One was lost on November 28, 2017 when the launch vehicle failed to achieve orbit, but the team have assembled a replacement which should launch February 1
For the full article, http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2018/january/d-star-one-phoenix.htm

Fox-1D Satellite Set to Launch this Week, China to Launch Five New CubeSats

The launch of AMSAT-NA’s Fox-1D CubeSat will take place from India on January 12 (UTC). The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) flight had to be rescheduled from December 30. AMSAT Vice-President Engineering Jerry Buxton, N0JY, delivered Fox-1D to Spaceflight Inc in Seattle last November for integration.

In addition to a Fox-1 U/V FM transponder, Fox-1D will carry several university experiment…

For the full article, http://www.arrl.org/news/view/fox-1d-satellite-set-to-launch-this-week-china-to-launch-five-new-cubesats

January 1 Hosts Events for Legacy Keys, CW on Satellites

Every day is a good day to send CW, but January 1 is reserved for Straight Key Night (SKN), sponsored by ARRL.  Enjoy CW as it has been sent and enjoyed since the earliest days of Amateur Radio. The 24-hour event, which gets under way at 0000 UTC on January 1 (New Year’s Eve in US time zones), is not a contest but a day dedicated to celebrating Amateur Radio’s Morse heritage. Participants are e…

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