• [ANS] ANS-022 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins

    From Frank Karnauskas (N1UW) via ANS@21:1/5 to All on Sat Jan 21 19:10:32 2023
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    In this edition:

    * AMSAT Exhibiting at 2023 Hamcation
    * IARU Coordinates Two New Satellites
    * AMSAT Thanks 2022 President's Club Members
    * ARISS News
    * Upcoming Satellite Operations
    * Hamfests, Conventions, Maker Faires, and Other Events
    * Satellite Shorts From All Over

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    ANS-022 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins

    From: Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation
    712 H Street NE, Suite 1653
    Washington, DC 20002

    DATE 2023 Jan 22

    AMSAT Exhibiting at 2023 Hamcation

    AMSAT will be at Hamcation 2023 on Friday through Sunday, February 10-12,
    2023. The AMSAT booth will be located at the west end of Central Florida Fairgrounds and Expo Center's East West Hall (main building as you enter from the parking lot). right next to our friends and partners ARISS-USA. AMSAT staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer your questions and provide amateur satellite, SatPC32, and CubeSatSim demonstrations.

    In addition, AMSAT will host a forum on Sunday, February 12, from 11:00AM - 12:00PM. AMSAT President, Robert Bankston, KE4AL, will kick off Shaping the Amateur Radio Satellite World of Tomorrow, an open discussion on developing
    the next generation of amateur radio satellites.

    [ANS thanks Robert Bankston, KE4AL, AMSAT President for the above

    The 2023 AMSAT President's Club coins are here now!
    To commemorate the 40th anniversary of its launch
    on June 16, 1983, this year's coin features
    an image of AMSAT-OSCAR 10.
    Join the AMSAT President's Club today and help
    Keep Amateur Radio in Space!
    https://www.amsat.org/join-the-amsat-presidents-club/ +=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+

    IARU Coordinates Two New Satellites

    The IARU has coordinated frequencies for the following two upcoming

    Orbital Solutions Monaco is the sponsor for ROSEYCUBESAT-1, a 1U CubeSat platform from ISISPACE with a very simple mission for students: taking simple pictures, providing telemetry and teaching radio amateur activities. Students can learn how to use an Amateur Radio antenna provided by the Vaudois Amateur Radio Club to download telemetry data, photos from the satellite and send commands to the satellite. Amateur Radio operators can participate in the mission because the satellite carries a built-in TRXVU transponder mode. A
    UHF downlink using 1k2/9k6 BPSK with AX 25 on 436.825 MHz together with a transponder uplink on 145.850 MHz have been coordinated. Planning a SpaceX launch from Vandenberg into a 550km SSO in February 2023.

    China University of Technology is the sponsor for a 1U CubeSat spacecraft
    with the following features.

    * APRS - When KASHIWA receives an APRS query from a ground station, it
    returns an ACK signal. The satellite logs the call sign and reception time of the received query. The log data is transmitted from the satellite to the ground station by a UHF downlink. The log is then published on the website.
    The APRS operation period will be from one week after orbit insertion until deorbit, almost one and half years.

    * "MoG' (Music of Geomagnetic) KASHIWA transmits VHF analog FM signal containing the analog audio sound generated from geomagnetic data. The geomagnetic field observation data will also be transmitted in the data by

    * KASHIWA has two cameras onboard. They will take ISS (International
    Station), Ocean, and Land day and night. The field-of-view of two cameras is 194 degrees. Image data from the two cameras will be stored in flash memory then divided and downloaded by the UHF downlink and then restored by the
    ground station.

    Telemetry using 4k8 GMSK with downlinks on 145.825 MHz, 437.375 MHz and
    437.380 MHz have been coordinated. Planning a deployment from the ISS in October 2023. More info at https://sites.google.com/view/gardens-02/english_ver/home?pli=1.

    [ANS thanks the IARU for the above information.]


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    AMSAT Thanks 2022 President's Club Members

    In 2022, a total of 78 members and friends of AMSAT contributed a total of $63,717 and were recognized with membership in the AMSAT 2022 President's
    Club. We thank them for their generous support and helping to Keep Amateur Radio in Space!

    Membership levels begin at $120 and can be paid in one lump-sum or in monthly installments. For complete details on AMSAT President Club membership, https://www.amsat.org/join-the-amsat-presidents-club/.

    Titanium ($4,800+)
    Barry A. Baines, WD4ASW
    Alan P. Biddle, WA4SCA
    John D. Botti, KC8OKB
    William G. Brown, K9LF

    Platinum ($2,400+)
    Steve Belter, N9IP
    Ronald G. Parsons, W5RKN
    Cheryl Printon

    Gold ($1,200+)
    Dwight Aussieker, K9QJ
    Douglas Besemer, K0VPL
    Burns Fisher, WB1FJ
    James Hain, W2IMY
    Joseph Lynch, N6CL
    John R. Kludt, K7SYS
    Glenn Miller, AA5PK
    Mary Lou Monteiro
    John Pinkham, K3PER
    Thomas Schaefer, NY4I
    Michael Stipick, KC4RI
    Douglas B. Tabor, N6UA

    Silver ($600+)
    John Boehme, K4PRK
    Warren Fugate, W3WE
    Mark Johns, K0JM
    Jean-Louis Maridet, F5DYD
    Patrick Maroney, KD0YMO
    Bruce Paige, KK5DO
    David A. Vine, WA1EAW
    Chuck Weaver, W3VAR

    Bronze ($300+)
    Scott Danzer, N1XCY
    Robert Grattan III, N4MRV
    Allen Kenney, KK4AK
    Donald J. Lum, WA6ICW
    Bruce Perens, K6BP
    Donald Pettigrew, K9ECT
    Scott Shaheen, WB8OOJ
    Thomas Talley, K0CFI
    Dave Taylor, W8AAS
    Rickey N. Walker, K4TD

    Core ($120+)
    Oscar Alonso, N6PAZ
    Dwight Aussieker, W9QJ
    Steve Bachhuber, K9SJB
    Robert Brennan, KC3CKV
    Burlington Amateur Radio Club
    George Carr, WA5KBH
    Michael Caughey, N2BT
    Jim Clary, ND9M
    Richard Dittmer, KB7SAT
    Todd Dugdale, KD0TLS
    John Flowers, K4ZMR
    James Gallagher III, KB3SQS
    George Gallis, AL7BX
    David Grebe, WA4LM
    David Hartrum, WA3YDZ
    Stephen Howard, AB0XE
    Nels E. Knutzen, W0PEC
    Edward Krome, K9EK
    Gailen Marshall, N5GDM
    Brendan McNeil, ZL3BAM
    Juan Munoz, TG9AJR
    Andrew Northam, KE8FZT
    Art Payne, VE3GNF
    Maxwell Rathbone, W3POI
    Larry Schroeder, KD4HSL
    Jay Schwartz, WB8SBI
    Jason Schwarz, N4JJS
    Alton Simpson, WA5TJB
    Carl Starnes, W4EAT
    Paul Stoetzer, N8HM
    Dennis Turner, K0DIS
    Arun Vijayshankar, K6ARV
    Christopher Wach,s WA2KDL
    Stefan Wagener, VE4SW
    Wayne Wagner, AG1A
    Jim Wellinghoff, W0NBC
    Jeremy Wyatt, KA2PFD

    [ANS thanks Frank Karnauskas, N1UW, VP, Development for the above


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    Amateurs and others around the world may listen in on contacts between
    amateurs operating in schools and allowing students to interact with
    astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station. The
    downlink frequency on which to listen is 145.800 MHz worldwide.

    + Upcoming Contacts

    Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, direct via TBD.
    The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be RS0ISS.
    The scheduled crewmember is Dimitri Petelin.
    Contact is go for Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 16:00 UTC.

    Brentwood Elementary School of Engineering, Raleigh, NC, telebridge via

    The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be OR4ISS.
    The scheduled crewmember is Koichi Wakata, KI5TMN.
    Contact is go for: Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 17:31:24 UTC.

    Dinskaya, Russia, direct via TBD.
    The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be RS0ISS.
    The scheduled crewmember is Anna Kikina.
    Contact is go for Thursday, February 2, 2023 at 15:10 UTC.

    Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, direct via TBD.
    The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be RS0ISS.
    The scheduled crewmember is Dimitri Petelin.
    Contact is go for Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 10:25 UTC.

    + Completed Contacts

    Escola Secundária de Lagoa, Lagoa, Azores, telebridge via IK1SLD.
    The ISS callsign was OR4ISS.
    The crewmember was Josh Cassada, KI5CRH.
    Contact was successful on Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 18:20:34 UTC.

    The latest information on the operation mode can be found at https://www.ariss.org/current-status-of-iss-stations.html

    The latest list of frequencies in use can be found at https://www.ariss.org/contact-the-iss.html

    [ANS thanks Charlie Sufana, AJ9N, one of the ARISS operation team mentors for the above information.]


    Upcoming Satellite Operations

    GO11; January 24-27, 2023
    Chris, VE3FU / VO2AC / VO1FUA / VE2FUA and @Dave, VE3KG will be operating the linear and FM satellites.

    [ANS thanks Paul Overn, KE0PBR, AMSAT rover page manager, for the above information.]


    Hamfests, Conventions, Maker Faires, and Other Events

    Orlando Hamcation
    February 10-12, 2023
    Central Florida Fairgrounds and Expo Park
    4603 West Colonial Drive, Orlando, Florida 32808

    2023 CubeSat Developer's Workshop
    April 24-27, 2023
    California Polytechnic State University
    1 Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo, California 93407

    [ANS thanks Paul Overn, KE0PBR, AMSAT Events page manager, for the above information.]


    Satellite Shorts From All Over

    + In 2013, Amazon launched AmazonSmile to make it easier for customers to support their favorite charities. After almost a decade of running
    AmazonSmile, Amazon decided that with so many eligible organizations - more than 1 million globally - their ability to have an impact was often spread
    too thin. Thus, Amazon will be winding down AmazonSmile by February 20, 2023. Until this date, customer purchases made via AmazonSmile will continue to accrue funds for their charity as normal. After that, Amazon will provide
    each charity with a one-time payment equivalent to three months of payments based on what it accrued in 2022. [AMSAT thanks AmazonSmile for the above information.]

    + It has been quite a week for the UK space industry. What was meant to mark
    a new era of space launch has sadly been put on hold after Virgin Orbit’s launch failure just over a week ago. The mission, “Start Me Up,” suffered
    a failure on Monday Jan. 9, and an investigation is underway to find the
    result of anomaly. Virgin Orbit has said it hopes to return to the newly inaugurated Spaceport Cornwall in the future. More information at https://tinyurl.com/ANS-022-Virgin-Orbit [ANS thanks SatelliteToday.com for
    the above information.]

    + The global space economy grew to $424 billion in 2022. The space industry
    is in a major period of growth defined by attracting new customers, breaking into new industries and courting new investment, but it's not yet clear how much the industry will grow in the coming years. The space economy grew 8% since 2021, despite facing major economic head winds caused by supply chain issues lingering after pandemic lock downs, high inflation, global tensions
    and other factors. [ANS thanks Axios Space for the above information.]

    + Crew members aboard the International Space Station (ISS) this week moved astronaut Frank Rubio's seat liner - a molding designed to fit his body and make spaceflight more comfortable - from the leaking Soyuz capsule to the
    Crew Dragon attached to the space station. That change will allow the Crew Dragon to act as a "lifeboat" if Rubio needs to come back to Earth in a
    hurry. Moving Rubio to the Crew Dragon would help reduce the heat within the Soyuz if it needs to be used by Sergey Prokopyev and Dimitri Petelin for an emergency Earth return. Once the new, replacement Soyuz arrives at the
    station next month, Rubio's lining will be moved to that ship instead. [ANS thanks Axios Space for the above information.]


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    In addition to regular membership, AMSAT offers membership to:

    * Societies (a recognized group, clubs or organization).
    * Primary and secondary school students are eligible for membership at
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    * Post-secondary school students enrolled in at least half time status shall
    be eligible for the student rate for a maximum of 6 post-secondary years in this status.

    * Memberships are available for annual and lifetime terms.

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    73 and remember to help Keep Amateur Radio in Space!

    This week's ANS Editor, Frank Karnauskas
    N1UW [at] amsat [dot] org


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