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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

A Solar Minimum sunspot

With Solar Minimum right around the corner, sunspot counts are at an almost 10-year low. So it came as a surprise yesterday when a relatively large sunspot emerged near the sun’s eastern limb

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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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NASA TV to air Russian spacewalk at the International Space Station

Two veteran Russian cosmonaut spacewalkers will venture outside the International Space Station on Friday, Feb. 2, for a planned 6.5-hour station servicing session. Live coverage of the spacewalk will air on NASA TV and the agency’s website beginning at 9:45 a.m. EST
For the full article, http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2018/january/nasa-tv-to-air-russian-spacewalk.htm

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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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Elon Musk’s SpaceX will launch a sculpture so we can all see art in space

For two months, the night sky will also be an art museum. The Nevada Museum of Art and artist Trevor Paglen will be launching a 100-foot-long satellite into space in mid-2018, and people around the world will be able to see it for themselves whether they have a telescope or not

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Admin: Not the first space sculpture, the Humanity Star was launched in Jan 2018, tracking details. Nice idea but it seems to have upset astronomers as it’s a fake star, no doubt this new piece of art will have the same reception.

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

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