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From: "Turki Al-Saud" <>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>, <amsat-bod@AMSAT.Org>
Cc: <>
Subject: [amsat-bb:33530] SAUDISAT-1A,B
Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2000 17:23:01 +0300

Dear Gentlemen,

The first Amateur Radio Satellites from The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are
presently being built by the Space Research Institute at the King Abdulaziz
City for Science and Technology in Riyadh. Tentatively set for launch
August 25, 2000, these satellites will be capable of 9k6 digital store and
forward operation (Packsat Broadcast Protocol compatible) as well as FM bent
pipe mode.

These satellites will use the following downlink frequencies. Uplinks are
in the VHF band and will be announced after commissioning.

Downlink 437.075 436.775

Amateur Radio is in its infancy in Saudi Arabia. With these satellites we
hope not only to add satellites to the space resources available to hams
world wide, but to increase the awareness of the value of Amateur Radio in
the Kingdom.

Dr. Turki Al Saud
Director, Space Research Institute.
King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology.
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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