[jamsat-news:3553] [ans] ANS-294 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins

Frank Karnauskas via ANS ans @ amsat.org
2018年 10月 21日 (日) 10:28:30 JST


The AMSAT News Service bulletins are a free, weekly news and 
information 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 satellites.

The news feed on http://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 dot org.

In this edition:

* JY1SAT Pre-launch Integration Video
* Still More Amateur Radio Cubesats Ready for Launch
* ARISS Joins NASA On The Air for a Special SSTV Event October 27-29
* Astronauts Land Safely After Abort
* LUME-1 to Test Wildfire Sensing and New Modulation Techniques
* Final ARISS Proposal Webinar to be held Tuesday, October 23rd 
* AMSAT/ARISS Fundrazr Hits $10,000 Mark
* Upcoming Satellite Operations
* ARISS News
* Shorts from All Over

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ANS-294 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 294.01
October 21, 2018
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JY1SAT Pre-launch Integration Video

Wouter Weggelaar, PA3WEG posted a video showing flight preparations 
for the JY1SAT cubesat, along with its other cubesat launch mates in 
the QuadPack deployment system at Netherlands-based ISIS-Innovative 
Solutions In Space:


JY1SAT is a one unit CubeSat, dedicated to the memory of His Majesty 
the late King Hussein, the first founder of the HAM Radio in Jordan 
and holder of call sign JY1. This will be Jordan's first satellite.

JY1SAT contains the AMSAT-UK FUNcube-6 communications transponder 
with expanded capabilities to be able to transmit stored images 
reflecting the Jordanian culture and its historical heritage, along 
with a voice message recorded by the Crown Prince to be transmitted 
in space to receivers around the world.

Frequencies for the JY1SAT FUNcube-6 transponder include:
* Uplink: 435.100 - 435.120 MHz CW, LSB
* Downlink: 145.855 - 145.875 MHz CW, USB
* Telemetry:145.840 MHz (FUNcube BPSK format; new Dashboard 
  software will be made available)
JYISAT will transmit pre-stored images of the Kingdom which have 
been selected by a national competition. These images will be 
downlinked using a SSDV digital format.

[ANS thanks Wouter Weggelaar, PA3WEG, AMSAT-UK for the above 


Still More Amateur Radio Cubesats Ready for Launch

It would appear that the Falcon launch from Vandenberg AFB will be a 
veritable  feast of amateur radio satellites. The SpaceX Falcon-9 
launch includes more than 40 cubesat passengers. Besides the JY1SAT, 
this launch also includes ExseedSat-1 from India and AMSAT-NA's 
Fox 1Cliff.  Essential details for these fledgling birds are:

Uplink: 435.340 MHz FM voice w/ 67 Hz CTCSS tone and APRS digipeater
Downlink: 145.900 MHZ FM voice, APRS digipeater, telemetry	

Uplink: 435.300 MHz or 1267.300 MHz FM and 67Hz CTCSS tone
Downlink: 145.920 MHz FM (with Data Under Voice telemetry)

[ANS thanks AMSAT-NA for the above information]


ARISS Joins NASA On-The-Air for a Special SSTV Event October 27-29

Amateur Radio On The International Space Station (ARISS) is planning 
a very special Slow Scan TV event currently scheduled to start 
October 27 about 1000 UTC. Helping to support the event will be 
NASA's Space, Communication and Navigation (SCaN) Department.  

The Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) program manages 
NASA's three most important communications networks: The Space 
Network (SN), Near Earth Network (NEN), and the Deep Space 
Network (DSN). 

Just as in past ARISS SSTV commemorations, twelve images will be 
downlinked, but this time with six featuring the SCaN educational 
activities while the other six images will commemorate  major NASA 
anniversaries, ie., when NASA was established, astronauts first 
landing on the moon, etc. 

In addition to the fun of receiving these images, participants can 
qualify for a special endorsement for the NASA On The Air (NOTA) 
celebration event. To learn more about NOTA visit 

Once received, images can be posted and viewed at 
The transmissions are expected to be broadcast at the usual 
frequency of 145.800 MHz using the PD-120 SSTV mode. 

Please note that the event is dependent on other activities, 
schedules and crew responsibilities on the ISS and are subject to 
change at any time. 

More information will follow soon, so please continue to check for 
news and the most current information on the AMSAT.org and 
ARISS.org websites, the AMSAT-BB @ amsat.org, the ARISS Facebook at 
Amateur Radio On The International Space Station (ARISS) page and 
ARISS Twitter @ARISS_status. 

[ANS thanks ARISS and NASA for the above information.]


Astronauts Land Safely After Abort

American astronaut Nick Hague, KG5TMV and Russian cosmonaut 
Alexey Ovchinin are resting comfortably in the city of Baikonur, 
Kazakhstan, after an anomaly occurred shortly after their launch. 
The Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome 
in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station at 4:40 a.m. EDT 
Thursday, October 11 (2:40 p.m. in Baikonur time) carrying Hague 
and Ovchinin. Shortly after launch, there was an anomaly with the 
booster, and the launch ascent was aborted, resulting in a 
ballistic landing of the spacecraft.

Search and rescue teams deployed to the landing site, arriving on 
location before the spacecraft landed. Hague and Ovchinin were 
recovered from the capsule and were in good condition. The crew 
landed south of the city of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, and was 
transported by helicopter to the nearby city. A Roscosmos plane 
then flew the pair to Baikonur, where they were greeted on the 
tarmac by their families, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, 
Roscosmos Director General Dmitry Rogozin, and other NASA and 
Roscosmos officials.

Hague and Ovchinin were taken to a local hospital for precautionary 
medical checks. They are scheduled to return to the Gagarin 
Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, outside of Moscow, 
on Friday, Oct. 12. Hague is expected to fly home to Houston next 
week. Full details at https://tinyurl.com/ans294-abort.

[ANS thanks NASA for the above information.]


LUME-1 to Test Wildfire Sensing and New Modulation Techniques

A 2U CubeSat, LUME-1 is a technological and educational mission 
funded by European Commission within the FIRE-RS project 
(Interreg SUDOE). The main goal of the mission is to involve students 
and researchers in the development of a bidirectional communication 
system based on cubesats. 

The system is an evolution of the Humsat system tested in previous 
missions of the University of Vigo (Humsat-D, SERPENS). The system 
will be used to demonstrate its application in the notification of 
wildfire alarms from sensors installed on the forests. As an 
additional goal, telecommunication engineering PhD students will test 
a software defined radio platform that can be used for several 
applications: low-data rate  communication, reception of ADS-B 
signals, characterization of interference sources
 The software 
defined radio will be used also to test new modulations and services 
for the radio amateurs. Experiments and waveforms will be uploaded 
during flight. Proposing to use a UHF downlink with GFSK at 1k2 to 
9k6 data rates. Planning a Soyuz launch from Vostochny Cosmodrome on 
December 25, 2018 into a 550km sun synchronized orbit.

[ANS thanks the IARU for the above information.]


Final ARISS Proposal Webinar to be held Tuesday, October 23rd

The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program
is seeking proposals from US schools, museums, science centers and 
community youth organizations (working individually or together) to 
host radio contacts with an orbiting crew member aboard the 
International Space Station (ISS) between July 1 and
December 31, 2019.

The proposal deadline is November 30, 2018. For proposal guidelines
and forms and more details, go to:

The final Proposal webinars for guidance and getting questions
Answered will be offered October 23, 2018, at 8 pm Eastern Time.
registration is necessary. To sign up, go to

[ANS thanks ARISS for the above information]


AMSAT/ARISS Fundrazr Hits $10,000 Mark

AMSAT and ARISS are currently supporting a Fundrazr campaign to 
raise $150,000 for critical radio infrastructure upgrades on ISS. The 
upgrades are necessary to enable students to continue to talk to 
astronauts in space via Amateur Radio. 

We have reached a great milestone with $10,000 raised or about 7% 
towards our goal. This would not have been possible without your 
outstanding generosity! 

For more information and to DONATE TODAY visit: 

(Editor's Note: I have MY challenge coin. Do you have YOURS?)

[ANS thanks ARISS for the above information.


Upcoming Satellite Operations

View the latest satellite operating announcements posted at:

+ 3E, PANAMA (Special Event) – Now through Oct 31, 2018
Members of the Radio Club de Panama and the GREMPA (an emergency 
group) will activate the scout station 3E1JT from Panama between now 
and Oct 31st. They will also participate during the Jamboree On 
The Air [JOTA] (Oct 19-21st). Activity will be on all bands 
using SSB including CW and the Satellites. QSL via HP1ALX

+ Eureka, Nanuvut (ER60, EQ79) – Oct 17 – Nov 10, 2018
Eureka ARC, VY0ERC, will be operational from October 17 until 
Nov 10, 2018.  Activity via FM satellites from ER60, EQ79 and 
close grids is also scheduled.  Watch for specific pass announcements 
on their Twitter feed https://twitter.com/vy0erc

+ Huntsville to Switzerland, via Long Island (EM64, EM65, EM66, FN30, 
JN36, JN47) – Nov 1 – Dec 7, 2018
Brennan, N4QX, fall ASMAT roving plans:
* EM64, EM65, and EM66 Nov 1-3
* FN30 November 16-17
* JN36 as HB9/N4QX & from 4U1ITU Nov 28 – Dec 7 as work permits
* JN47 as HB9/N4QX & HB0/N4QX Dec 1-2
For now, FM only. Watch Twitter for pass announcements at 
https://twitter.com/BrennanTPrice.  QSLs *exclusively* via Logbook 
of the World.

+ South Texas Grid Expedition (EL06, EL07, EL08, EL15, EL16, EL17, 
EL18) – November 11-15, 2018
Glenn, AA5PK, will be travelling through South Texas, November 
11th-15th.  Barring unforeseen circumstances, he will activate 
EL06, EL07, EL08, EL15, EL16, EL17 and EL15.  Glenn will be on 
both FM and linear satellites and will post specific pass 
announcements on Twitter, https://twitter.com/AA5PK.  He will also 
be position beaconing on APRS as AA5PK-9.

+ Bermuda (DXCC NA-005) – Nov 12-14, 2018
Tom, N2YTF, will be operating as N2YTF/VP9/P from Bermuda, NA-005 
vacation style Nov. 12, 13, 14; all FM passes (and perhaps a few 
transponder birds).  Tom will also be working HF QRP portable from 
the beach.  Tom is looking for a 2m SSB tropo path to some US super 
station(s).  If interested, contact him directly.

+ Key West, FL (EL94) – Nov 27 – Dec 1, 2018
Tanner, W9TWJ, will be vacationing in Key West, Florida from 
Nov 27th to Dec 1, 2018. While there, he will work as many FM passes 
as he can (holiday style).  Keep an eye on his Twitter feed for 
pass announcements at https://twitter.com/twjones85

+ RMS Queen Mary (DM03) – Dec 15, 2018
Patrick , WD9EWK, will be part of a day of satellite operating from 
a deck on the RMS Queen Mary, docked at Long Beach in southern 
California, on Saturday December 15, 2018. Operations will be 
portable, almost like a Field Day, and should include FM, SSB, and 
possibly packet. All operations from the Queen Mary will be as W6RO, 
the call sign for the wireless room on the ship operated by the 
Associated Radio Amateurs of Long Beach. Depending on staffing in 
the W6RO wireless room, there may also be HF activity during the 
satellite operation. QSLing for the W6RO satellite activation will 
be handled per the procedure on W6RO’s QRZ page 

[ANS thanks Robert Bankston, KE4AL for the above information.]



+ Upcoming Contacts
Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2018-10-18 19:00 UTC

Ashford School, Ashford, CT, direct via KZ1M
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS.
The scheduled astronaut is Serena Aunon-Chancellor KG5TMT.
Contact is a go for: Mon 2018-10-22 13:05:49 UTC @ 49 deg.

Integrierte Gesamtschule Osterholz-Scharmbeck, Osterholz – 
Scharmbeck, Germany and Gymnasium Soltau, Soltau, Germany, direct 
via DN3HB and DN5ABG (Alexander Gerst KF5ONO).
Tue 2018-10-23 09:14:26 UTC @ 63 deg.

Martin-Andersen-Nexö-Gymnasium Dresden/DLR_School_Lab TU Dresden, 
Dresden, Germany, and Liborius-Gymnasium Dessau, Dessau-Roßlau, 
Germany, direct via DLØTSD and DKØLG (Alexander Gerst KF5ONO).
Wed 2018-10-24 08:22:55 UTC @ 78 deg.

Delcastle Technical High School, Wilmington, DE direct via K2CCW
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS.
The scheduled astronaut is Serena Aunon-Chancellor G5TMT.
Contact is a go for: Wed 2018-10-24 17:48:48 UTC @ 52 deg.

+ Completed Contacts Since October 7, 2018

2018-10-08 17:05 UTC between Serena Aunon-Chancellor KG5TMT using 
ISS callsign NA1SS and Allen Park Elementary School, Lee County 
School District, Ft. Myers, FL. Contact was direct via WØCTL. 
ARISS Mentor was Ryan W4NTR.

2018-10-10 07:58 UTC between Sergei Propopev using ISS callsign 
RSØISS and About Gagarin from Space. Conducting a session of radio 
amateur communication with students and postgraduate students of G. 
Blagoveshchensk, Amur University. Contact was direct via R?ØJ. 
ARISS Mentor was Sergey RV3DR.

2018-10-12 10:40 UTC between Sergei Propopev using ISS 
callsign RSØISS and Kursk University. Contact was 
direct. ARISS Mentor was Sergey RV3DR.

2018-10-16 10:28 UTC between Alexander Gerst KF5ONO using ISS 
callsign DPØISS and Ganerben-Gymnasium Kuenzelsau + Georg-Wagner-
Schule, Kuenzelsau, Germany. Contact was direct via DN6SP. ARISS 
Mentor was Peter IN3GHZ.

2018-10-16 12:04 UTC between Alexander Gerst KF5ONO using ISS 
callsign OR4ISS and Sint-Jozefcollege, Turnhout, Belgium. Contact 
was direct via ON4NOK. ARISS Mentors were Stefan ON6TI and 
Jan ON7UX.

Valley High School, Albuquerque, NM, direct via NM5HD
The ISS callsign was NA1SS.
The scheduled astronaut was Serena Aunon-Chancellor KG5TMT.
The contact was successful on Thu 2018-10-18.

+ ARISS congratulations the following mentors who have now 
mentored over 100 schools:  

Satoshi 7M3TJZ with 135
Francesco IKØWGF with 132
Gaston ON4WF with 123
Sergey RV3DR with 108

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


Shorts from All Over

+ Maintenance Window for AMSAT.org Domain

AMSAT's service provider has announced they will be doing some 
maintenance on their systems that will require a reboot of the 
server that hosts www.amsat.org.  

The outage is expected to last a matter of minutes, and will happen 
during one of three maintenance windows for October 25th - 27th from 
0200 to 1400 UTC. Services on this machine include web and mail for 
the amsat.org domain, the telemetry server and Echolink, 

[ANS thanks AMSAT's IT Manager, Joe Fitzgerald, KM1P for the 
above information]

+ ARISS-International Highlights

During the past week representatives from ARISS-International teams 
from have been participating in a face to face meeting in Baltimore, 
Maryland. Dave Jordan, AA4KN, ARISS PR has been posting on ARISS' 
official Facebook page at Amateur Radio On The ISS (ARISS). Dave has 
been documenting the week with photos and video clips at

[ANS thanks Dave AA4KN for the above information]

+ AMSAT-UK Colloquium ARISS Talk on YouTube
Video of talk at AMSAT-UK Colloquium/RSGB Convention Milton Keynes 
ARISS Report by Ciaran Morgan M0XTD and Eleanor Griffin M6NWZ given 
Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 can be seen at either
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgwnmx-gxOE or

[ANS thanks AMSAT-UK for the above information.]

+ RymanSat-00 Team Statement

The RymanSat team announced that RSP-00 was released from the ISS 
on October 6th. Although its ground station has been attempting 
communication with the satellite, they still have not been able to 
receive any signals from it. They have not received transmissions 
that are supposedly transmitted for 30 minutes after release, and 
it is most likely that the satellite is currently out of service. 
The report that they will continue our efforts to communicate with 
the satellite.  Further information is available at 

[ANS thanks the RymanSat project for the above information.]

+ EQUiSat Optical Beacon CubeSat Update

Michael Umbricht, W9GYR reported on October 1 that the first packet 
was received since SatNOGS reported a reception on Sept. 29. The 
batteries had been struggling with a lack of sunlight and it was the 
second recent dropout in communications and was longer than the first.

"Any reports of radio reception during this time would be greatly 
appreciated and will help us understand the health of the spacecraft. 
We expect that daytime passes will have a stronger signal and it 
might even go to sleep at night. After the next long "winter" in 
November the satellite will then get the largest boost in solar 
energy that it has ever seen when the orbit lines up with the 
Earth's solstice.

It is 435.550 MHz with a 12.5 kHz narrow 4FSK channel. The Doppler 
shift is +/- 10 kHz max. If the radio is too cold I estimate it 
could have a 0.5 to 1 kHz error in transmission frequency."

The very next day, Scott Chapman, K4KDR reported strong signals from
EQUISat.  View his SDR screen capture at 

[ANS thanks Michael, W9GYR and Scott, K4KDR for the above 

+TJREVERB scheduled for Launch November 17, 2018

NASA has announced that its NG-10 mission is scheduled for a
November 17th launch from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
Included among its nine CubeSat missions is TJREVERB from the
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.  The 2U 
satellite will operate as an APRS relay.  Stay tuned for more
information as the launch date approaches.

[ANS thanks NASA for the above information.]

+Microwave Update 2018 Papers Available for Download

Microwave Update (MUD) recently completed its annual meeting
October 12-13 in Dayton, Ohio.

A PDF of the MUD 2018 proceedings is now available: 
MUD2018_Proceedings The table of contents is indexed in the 
PDF. If you are prompted to log into Dropbox there should be an 
option to continue without logon.

Microwave Update (MUD) is an international
conference dedicated to microwave equipment
design, construction, and operation.   It is focused
on, but not limited to, amateur radio on the
microwave bands.

[ANS thanks Microwave Update for the above information.]

+ Cubesat Developers Workshop 2019 Call for Papers

The Cubesat Developers Workshop is scheduled for April 23-25, 2019 
at Cal Poly Performing Arts Center in San Luis Obispo, CA. The 
deadline for abstract and poster submissions is January 4th, 2019.
For more information see http://www.cubesat.org/workshop-information.

[ANS thanks Cubesat.org for the above information.]

+ Dreaming of Flying a Satellite into Space but Not Sure How? 

Wonder no more! The ESA Education Office and ESA's Systems and 
Concurrent Engineering Section are looking for university students 
to participate in the second edition of ESA Academy's Concurrent 
Engineering Workshop dedicated to CubeSats. The four-day workshop 
will be organized between 15 January 15-18, 2019 at the Training 
and Learning Facility in ESEC-Galaxia, Belgium. More information
available at:


[ANS thanks the European Space Agency for the above information.]


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This week's ANS Editor,
Frank Karnauskas, N1UW
n1uw at amsat dot org

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