[jamsat-news:3389] [ans] ANS-283 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins

Joseph Spier wao @ vfr.net
2016年 10月 9日 (日) 12:58:52 JST

The AMSAT News Service bulletins are a free, weekly news and infor-
mation service of AMSAT North America, The Radio Amateur Satellite
Corporation. ANS publishes news related to Amateur Radio in Space
including reports on the activities of a worldwide group of Amateur
Radio operators who share an active interest in designing, building,
launching and communicating through analog and digital Amateur Radio

The news feed on http://www.amsat.org publishes news of Amateur
Radio in Space as soon as our volunteers can post it.

Please send any amateur satellite news or reports to:
ans-editor at amsat.org.

In this edition:

* AMSAT-NA 2016 Space Symposium Keynote Speaker Announced
* RadFxSat Passes Post-Shock Tests
* AMSAT Office Closed October 10th
* 2016 AMSAT Space Symposium at Sea Registration Still Open
* IK1SLD Team Establishes 50 ARISS Telebridge Contacts
* ARISS Proposal Window September 1 – November 1, 2016
* AMSAT Events
* ARISS News
* Satellite Shorts From All Over

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ANS-283 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 283.01
DATE October 9, 2016
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AMSAT-NA 2016 Space Symposium Keynote Speaker Announced

Peter Guelzow, DB2OS, President of AMSAT-DL, will be the Keynote Speaker at
AMSAT-NA’s 2016 Space Symposium. This year’s “Symposium at Sea” takes 
place on
board the CARNIVAL LIBERTY that departs Galveston, TX on Thursday,10 NOV 16.

Peter’s presentation is entitled, “Amateur Radio beyond Earth Orbit”.

AMSAT-NA President Barry Baines, WD4ASW extended the invitation for Peter to
speak, noting, "When I approached the AMSAT Board of Directors to seek their
input concerning potential banquet speakers, there was unanimous 
agreement that
having Peter as our speaker was a wonderful idea.  As President of AMSAT-DL,
Peter is in a unique position to provide details about the P4-A project
(Es’hail 2) and how it will impact amateur communications from space 
under its
footprint.  The evolution of AMSAT-DL and how Peter sees AMSAT-DL’s moving
forward in the coming years would be of significant interest to our 
Peter has also observed the development of other AMSAT organizations in 
the Middle East as well as in the Pacific Rim.

In his acceptance of the invitation to speak, Peter said, “It's indeed 
quite a
while ago since my last visit to the AMSAT-NA Symposium and thus I’m looking
very much forward to seeing all good friends again.”

Peter became President of AMSAT-DL in 2001 after the launch of AMSAT 
(P3-D) when he had the role as AMSAT Mission Director Launch Campaign in
Kourou, French Guyana.

An amateur radio operator since 1979, Peter has served in a variety of roles
with AMSAT-DL since 1983. His professional career as an engineer responsible
for production testing of Car Multimedia and Navigation devices for a huge
German automotive supplier has included extensive travel around the world,
allowing him to interact with amateur radio organizations worldwide, 
relationships and support for amateur radio in space.

The relationship between AMSAT-NA and AMSAT-DL is a long one, going back to
the 1970s, first with the development of AO-7 and later with the Phase-3
programs through Phase 3-D (AO-40).  The decision by Congress to apply ITAR
(International Traffic and Arms Regulations, managed by the Directorate of
Defense Trade Controls, Dept. of State) to communications satellites forced
AMSAT-NA to withhold technical collaboration on amateur satellites with 
international AMSAT organizations. Changes in US law in 2014 now makes it
easier for potential international collaboration involving AMSAT-NA on 
amateur satellite projects should an opportunity arise that is of mutual
interest where a launch opportunity is identified.

[ANS thanks 2016 AMSAT Space Symposium Committee for the above information]


RadFxSat Passes Post-Shock Tests

In a late night session Tuesday, the Short Functional Test was performed on
RadFxSat and showed that the CubeSat is functioning well after the shock
testing. The test was streamed live on YouTube and the archive is available
for viewing, at


RadFxSat is the first of the four Fox-1 CubeSats built to date to be 
to shock testing, which was necessary for qualification to fly on the
Delta II ELaNa XIV Mission scheduled to launch March 16, 2017. Being the
first shock test experience we were cautious about what the result may be.
While Fox-1s have previously been subjected to and passed other tests 
such as
vibration testing, each type of environmental test is significantly 

The Short Functional Test, along with the previously reported Aliveness 
is conducted before each environmental test is performed (shock, vibe,
bakeout) and after the final environmental test is finished in order to
determine that the Fox-1 CubeSat is functioning nominally prior to testing
and is still functioning nominally after each test. Short Functional Test
(SFT) verifies the operation of the IHU, battery, transmitter, receiver,
experiment, telemetry, and command systems through 51 steps of actions,
measurements and observations.

With the successful completion of the SFT the Fox Team performed the
Preflight Procedure.  This procedure places the IHU in the launch state so
that it is configured as it will be during launch, for the next 

It looks like Hurricane Matthew will cooperate with our plans to travel to
Boston on Sunday, October 9, so the next stop is NTS in Boxborough, MA for
the final environmental testing which includes vibration and bakeout.  Live
streaming of the environmental tests will not be possible due to ITAR and
camera restrictions at the test facility, but streaming of the Short
Functional and Aliveness tests and the preparation of RadFxSat for some of
the testing may be available from the hotel room if the timing is such that
they are performed outside the test facility.


[ANS thanks Jerry Buxton, N0JY, AMSAT Vice Presdient, Engineering for
the above information]


AMSAT Office Closed October 10th

The  will be closed on Monday, October 10th in observance of
Columbus Day.

[ANS thanks Martha, AMSAT-NA for the above information]


2016 AMSAT Space Symposium at Sea Registration Still Open

If you are an Individual attending Symposium on board the CARNIVAL LIBERTY
departing Galveston, TX on November 10,  you must register to attend the 
Space Symposium & Annual Meeting through AMSAT.  Cruise arrangements made
through Carnival Cruise Lines does not include the registration fee for the
Symposium itself.

There are three options to register for Symposium:

-Complete and mail  to the AMSAT Office the 2016 Symposium Registration Form
that was sent to all AMSAT members back in July along with the BoD 
ballot along
with payment;

-Call the AMSAT Office (301-822-4376) and speak with AMSAT Office Manager
Martha Saragovitz ; or

-Use the AMSAT Store (store.amsat.org) by selecting the “2016 AMSAT-NA
Symposium Registration” link found under “Bestsellers” on the right hand 
of the store’s main page.

Registration for the Symposium is $40.00 and includes a copy of the
“Proceedings” that contains papers written for the Symposium as well as
technical documentation that AMSAT is placing in the public domain. The
“Proceedings” will be available to attendees onboard ship.  In addition, the
registration provides a means to confirm the number of individuals in your
party planning to attend the AMSAT Banquet as well as an opportunity to 
seats for the Field Ops Breakfast.  Both meals are open to anyone wishing to
attend (AMSAT Registration is not necessary) and there is no charge for 
event as food is included in your cruise package.  However, by 
indicating how
many individuals will be attending, it helps to ensure that sufficient 
is made available for each activity.

As the AMSAT Office will not be open after Monday, 7 NOV 16 through that 
we ask that your Symposium Registration be received at the AMSAT office by
Friday, 4 NOV 16.

[ANS thanks 2016 AMSAT Space Symposium Committee for the above information]


IK1SLD Team Establishes 50 ARISS Telebridge Contacts

Saturday saw the IK1SLD Team establishing the 50th ARISS Telebridge contact
in 6 years of operation. IK1SLD has now established 45 successful 
contacts and 5 successful Direct/Telebridge contacts.

In addition, IK1SLD has also established 5 successful Direct contacts and
supported 35 Direct contacts as remote back-up ground station.

Congratulation IK1SLD!

[ANS thanks Francesco, IKØWGF for the above information]


ARISS Proposal Window September 1 – November 1, 2016

The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Program is
seeking formal and informal education institutions and organizations,
individually or working together, to host an Amateur Radio contact with 
a crew
member on board the ISS.  ARISS anticipates that the contact would be held
between July 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017. Crew scheduling and ISS 
orbits will
  determine the exact contact dates. To maximize these radio contact
opportunities, ARISS is looking for organizations that will draw large 
participants and integrate the contact into a well-developed education

The deadline to submit a proposal is November 1, 2016.   Proposal
information and documents can be found at


[ANS thanks ARISS for the above information]


AMSAT Events

Information about AMSAT activities at other important events around
the country.  Examples of these events are radio club meetings where
AMSAT Area Coordinators give presentations, demonstrations of working
amateur satellites, and hamfests with an AMSAT presence (a table with
AMSAT literature and merchandise, sometimes also with presentations,
forums, and/or demonstrations).

*Friday and Saturday, 21-22 October 2016 – CopaFest 2016, south of
Maricopa AZ

*Saturday, 12 November 2016 – Oro Valley Amateur Radio Club Hamfest in
Marana AZ

*Saturday, 3 December 2016 – Superstition Superfest in Mesa AZ

*Saturday, 14 January 2017 – Thunderbird Hamfest 2017 in Phoenix AZ

*Saturday, 4 February 2017 – Palm Springs Hamfest in Palm Springs CA

*Friday-Sunday, 10-12 February 2017   Orlando HamCation in Orlando, FL

*Friday and Saturday, 17-18 February 2017 – Yuma Hamfest in Yuma AZ

[ANS thanks AMSAT-NA for the above information]



Successful Contacts

*  Sekolah Kebangsaan Jalan Pasar 1, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, direct via 
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be OR4ISS
The scheduled astronaut is Takuya Onishi KF5LKS
Contact was successful:  Thu 2016-10-06 18:24:00 UTC 46 deg.


*  iSPACE, Cincinnati OH, telebridge via IK1SLD
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be OR4ISS
The scheduled astronaut is Kate Rubins KG5FYJ
Contact was successful:  Sat 2016-10-08 16:15:10 UTC 57 deg.


In 2001, iSPACE, a 501(c)(3) organization, incorporated as a STEM (science,
technology, engineering and math) educational resource for schools 
the Greater Cincinnati region. The iSPACE mission is to make STEM learning
exciting and to promote STEM career awareness, through interactive programs
for students, educators and families in the region.  iSPACE provides
innovative and effective programs, events and learning experiences for 
(grades pre-K­12), their educators and their families including field 
outreach, professional development and other programs that stimulate 
and appreciation for STEM. In 2015, iSPACE programs served a diverse
population of 24,731 youth and 5,791 adults in more than 500 schools.
iSPACE works diligently to collaborate within the regional and their
programs are recognized for their effectiveness throughout the STEM 
Through rigorous alignment to national and state standards and the 
of best practices, iSPACE continues to develop curriculum for educators and
inquiry­-based educational opportunities for students.  iSPACE has made a
mark in Greater Cincinnati for our high quality programs that measurably 
effectively inspire students in science, technology, engineering and
mathematics, increase their content knowledge and introduce them to
STEM careers.

Upcoming Contacts

*  Stephen F. Austin Elementary  School, Brazosport ISD, Jones Creek, 
telebridge via VK5ZAI
The ISS  callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS
The scheduled astronaut is Takuya  Onishi KF5LKS
Contact is a go for: Mon 2016-10-10 16:46:00 UTC 50  deg

*  University of Nebraska's Peter Kiewit Institute, Omaha NE, telebridge 
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be  NA1SS
The scheduled astronaut is Kate Rubins KG5FYJ
Contact is a go for:  Sat 2016-10-15 14:00:08 UTC 29  deg

for information about upcoming contacts as they are scheduled.

[ANS thanks ARISS, Dave, AA4KN, and Charlie, AJ9N for the above information]



In addition to regular membership, AMSAT offers membership in the
President's Club. Members of the President's Club, as sustaining
donors to AMSAT Project Funds, will be eligible to receive addi-
tional benefits. Application forms are available from the AMSAT

Primary and secondary school students are eligible for membership
at one-half the standard yearly rate. Post-secondary school students
enrolled in at least half time status shall be eligible for the stu-
dent rate for a maximum of 6 post-secondary years in this status.
Contact Martha at the AMSAT Office for additional student membership

This week's ANS Editor,
Joe Spier, K6WAO
k6wao at amsat dot org
Via the ANS mailing list courtesy of AMSAT-NA

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