[jamsat-news:3457] [ans] ANS-246 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins

E.Mike McCardel mccardelm @ gmail.com
2017年 9月 3日 (日) 10:08:32 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:
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In this edition:

* New Book About the History of the Australis OSCAR 5 satellite
* WVU Lane Dept. of Computer Science & EE ARISS Contact
* AMSAT 2017 Symposium Call for Papers
* AMSAT Office Reopens September 6
* AMSAT-NA BoD Ballots Due At AMSAT Office By September 15, 2017
* ARISS News
* Satellite Shorts From All Over

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AMSAT News Service Bulletin 246.01
September 3, 2017
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New Book About the History of the Australis OSCAR 5 satellite

The University of Melbourne has invited the WIA to an invitation
only book launch on September 20 of a new book on the Australis OSCAR
5 satellite.

 The story of how Melbourne University Students built Australia's
first satellite has been written and the publication is about to be

 This is on the eve of students at the same university building a
nano-satellite ready for space next year. The Wireless Institute of
Australia is assisting the project with IARU frequency and other

 A member of the university engineering faculty class of 1968 and
leading the student team that built Australis was Dr Owen Mace, who
has written a definitive book. The satellite went into orbit in
January 1970 operating successfully for nearly two months before its
batteries ran out of power.

[ANS thanks VK1WIA News for the above information]


WVU Lane Dept. of Computer Science & EE ARISS Contact

Upcoming ARISS contact with W. Virginia University, Lane Dept.of
Computer Science & EE, Morgantown, WV should be audible across
Eastern US.

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with
participants at West Virginia University, Lane Dept.of Computer
Science & Electrical Engineering, Morgantown, WV on 04 Sept. The
event is scheduled to begin at approximately 15:50 UTC. The duration
of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact
will be direct between NA1SS and W8CUL. The contact should be audible
over the state of West Virginia, USA and adjacent areas. Interested
parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The
contact is expected to be conducted in English.

The Amateur Radio Club at WVU has existed since 1912, making it one
of the oldest student organization at WVU. They provide students a
testbed to conduct various experiments such as satellite and digital
communications, radio astronomy and drone development. They are
housed within the Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical
Engineering, which provides educational programs at the bachelor's,
master's, and doctoral levels in computer science, electrical
engineering, computer engineering, and biometric systems. WVU is a
land grant university and is the largest educational institution in
the state. Located in Morgantown, WV, with branch campuses spread
throughout the state, WVU is extremely involved in all state affairs.
As of 2015, slightly under 30,000 students were enrolled in graduate
and undergraduate programs, a population comprised nearly equally
(49%/51%) of in-state and out-of-state students, respectively.
Present at our contact will be students from elementary and middle
schools from throughout the surrounding area.

Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time

1. How do you do laundry in space?
2. What is the most challenging part of getting to the ISS?
3. Would you ever go on a mission to Mars?
4. Did you get to see the eclipse from space?
5. What feeling on Earth closely relates to what it feels like to be
   in space?
6. Has the ISS ever been struck by space debris before?
7. What would happen if someone got sick on the ISS?
8. How long did you have to train to enter zero gravity?
9. How do you stay warm on the ISS?
10. What do you do in your free time?
11. Is using liquids in science experiments on the ISS hard?
12. What was your first day on the ISS like?
13. How bright is the sun in space?
14. In your job, what is the most dangerous thing you have to be
    prepared for, and has that thing ever actually happened?
15. Can you sleep at night because there is no sunrise or sunset?
16. Which do you like better, space or earth?
17. What is the first meal you'll eat when you get back to earth?
18. Are there any space-specific games that you play on the ISS, like
    football or video games?
19. Is there space pizza?
20. Do you have a nickname for your rocket?


Visit ARISS on Facebook. We can be found at Amateur Radio on the
International Space Station (ARISS).

To receive our Twitter updates, follow @ARISS_status

[ANS thanks ARISS for the above information]


AMSAT 2017 Symposium Call for Papers

This call for papers is for the 2017 AMSAT Annual Meeting and Space
Symposium to be held on the weekend of October 27, 28, 29, 2017 at
the Silver Legacy Resort, Reno, Nevada.

Proposals for papers, symposium presentations and poster
presentations are invited on any topic of interest to the amateur
satellite community.

We request a tentative title of your presentation as soon as
possible, with final copy to be submitted by October 6 for inclusion
in the printed proceedings. Abstracts and papers should be sent to
Dan Schultz N8FGV at n8fgv at amsat.org

[ANS thanks Dan, N8FGV, for the above information]


AMSAT Office Reopens September 6

The AMSAT Office has been closed since August 25. It will reopen on
Wednesday, September 6th.

[ANS thanks Martha for the above information]


AMSAT-NA BoD Ballots Due At AMSAT Office By September 15, 2017

The time is fast approaching please submit ballots today! They must
be RECEIVED at the AMSAT office by September 15, 2017!

Ballots for AMSAT-NA's Board of Directors were mailed to members in
good standing on July 15. Members are encouraged to complete their
ballots and return them as soon as possible. Ballots must be received
at the AMSAT office by September 15 in order to be counted.

This year AMSAT-NA will be electing four voting members of the Board
of Directors. These will go to the four candidates receiving the
highest number of votes. In addition, there will be one alternate
chosen, based on the next highest number of votes received.

The 2017 candidates, in alphabetical order by last name are:

Jerry Buxton, N0JY
Clayton Coleman, W5PFG
Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA
Peter Portanova, W2JV
Paul Stoetzer, N8HM

Election of Board members is both an obligation as well as an
opportunity by our membership to help shape the future direction of
AMSAT. Please take the time to review the candidate statements that
will accompany the ballot and determine who you wish to see on the
Board. You have the option to vote for up to four candidates.

[ANS thanks AMSAT Office for the above information]



+ A Successful contact was made between Takaishi City Central Public
  Hall, Takaishi City, Japan  and Astronaut Jack Fischer K2FSH using
  Callsign NA1SS. The contact began 2017-08-14 10:37 UTC and lasted
  about nine and a half minutes. Contact was Direct via 8N3TA.
  ARISS Mentor was Satoshi 7M3TJZ.

+ A Successful contact was made between Student Space Technology
  Association, Knoxville, TN, USA and Astronaut Paolo Nespoli IZØJPA
  using Callsign NA1SS. The contact began 2017-08-31 17:42 UTC and
  lasted about nine and a half minutes. Contact was Direct via AA4UT.
  ARISS Mentor was Dave AA4KN.

Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2017-09-01  02:00 UTC

Quick list of scheduled contacts and  events:

West Virginia University, Lane  Dept. of Computer Science &
Electrical Engineering, Morgantown, WV, direct  via W8CUL
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS
The  scheduled astronaut is Paolo Nespoli IZØJPA
Contact is a go for: Mon  2017-09-04 15:50:05 UTC

Meadows Elementary School, Manhattan  Beach, CA, direct via
KM6BWB The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be  NA1SS
The scheduled astronaut is Paolo Nespoli IZØJPA
Contact is a go  for: Fri 2017-09-08 17:05:30 UTC

[ANS thanks ARISS, Charlie AJ9N and David AA4KN for the above


Satellite Shorts From All Over

+ AMSAT Journal is in the mail Look for your copy.
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  Membership includes the AMSAT® Journal and discounts on purchases
  made through the AMSAT store. You can see representative articles
  available only to our members in the Sample Download Section.

  Membership also supports many AMSAT activities including:

   OSCAR satellite operations!
   Amateur Radio on the ISS!
   Hamfest forums!
   Technical achievement awards!
   Educational support!
   Beginner materials!
   Future satellites!

  Membership to AMSAT can be purchased in our online store
  membership section:

  {ANS thanks AMSAT Office for the above information]

+ AMSAT Symposium

  AMSAT NA announces that the 2017 AMSAT Space Symposium will be
  held on Friday through Sunday, Oct 27, 28, 29, 2017 in Reno, Nevada.

  Location will be at the Silver Legacy Resort, 407 N Virginia Street,
  in Downtown, Reno.

  The 2017 AMSAT Space Symposium and Annual Meeting features:
  * Space Symposium with Amateur Satellite Presentations
  * Operating Techniques, News, & Plans from the Amateur Satellite
  * Board of Directors Meeting open to AMSAT members
  * Opportunities to Meet Board Members and Officers
  * AMSAT-NA Annual General Membership Meeting
  * Auction, Annual Banquet, Keynote Speaker and Door Prizes !!

  Our Keynote Speaker this year is Mr. Garrett Skrobot, Sr. Mission
  Manager of the Educational Launch of Nanosatellites program, or
  ELaNa, at NASA Headquarters

  Additional information about the 2017 AMSAT Symposium will be posted
  on the AMSAT web site, www.amsat.org

  The Silver Legacy is a 4-star Resort/Hotel/Casino which is an iconic
  42-story hotel with its massive round dome and spires centered in
  downtown. Some of the perks include
  * Free parking for attendees. * Free transportation to/from the
    airport (10-minute shuttle ride).
  * Complimentary WiFi. * Multiple alternate activities and
    attractions are in the Reno area.

  -Nevada Museum Of Modern Art -Fleischmann Planetarium (UNR Campus)
  -National Bowling Stadium -National Automobile Museum
  * We are working on tours of Virginia City and Lake Tahoe.

  Room Reservations may be made at the web-link

  [ANS thanks Symposium committee for the above information]

+ Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation, Contact Information

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  Kensington, MD 20895-2526 USA
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  Fax: +1 (301) 822-4371
  info @ amsat.org



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This week's ANS Editor,
EMike McCardel, AA8EM
aa8em at amsat dot org
Via the ANS mailing list courtesy of AMSAT-NA

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