• [ANS] AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin - CAS-5A Designated Fengtai-O

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    * CAS-5A Designated Fengtai-OSCAR 118 (FO-118)

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    ANS-349 AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin

    AMSAT News Service Bulletin 349.01
    DATE December 15, 2022
    BID: $ANS-349.01

    CAS-5A Designated Fengtai-OSCAR 118 (FO-118)

    On December 9, 2022, the CAS-5A satellite was launched on a Smart Dragon-3
    Y1 launch vehicle from the Chinese sea launch platform in the Yellow Sea.
    The Chinese Amateur Satellite Group (CAMSAT), working closely with local education authorities, designed, built, tested, and manages the CAS-5A satellite. Thirty-one students from ten high schools learned satellite
    design, manufacturing, and applications through educational courses
    initiated by CAMSAT and the Fengtai educational institution. The satellite carries V/u and H/u linear transponders, a V/u FM repeater, and CW and GMSK telemetry beacons for amateur radio use.

    At the request of CAMSAT and the CAS-5A team, AMSAT hereby designates the satellite as Fengtai-OSCAR 118 (FO-118). We congratulate all the involved teams, thank them for their contribution to the amateur satellite
    community, and wish them continued success on this and future projects.

    [ANS thanks Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA, OSCAR Number Administrator, for the
    above information]


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