[jamsat-news:3555] [ans] ANS-301 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins

Frank Karnauskas via ANS ans amsat.org
2018ǯ 10 28 () 10:01:15 JST


AMSAT NEWS SERVICE
ANS-301

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In this edition:

* 2018 AMSAT Space Symposium Named in Honor of Bill Tynan, W3XO
* 2018 AMSAT Symposium Banquet Keynote Speaker Announced
* 2018 AMSAT Symposium & Banquet Ticket Sales End Noon EDT October 29
* 2018 AMSAT William A. Tynan W3XO Memorial Space Symposium Schedule
  of Events
* ARISS Joins NASA On-The-Air for a Special SSTV Event October 27-29
* ARISS Plan Under Consideration for NASA's Deep Space Gateway
  Program
* Phillipine Microsat with FM transponder to Launch October 29
* LO-94 Spacecraft Signal Decoded After Bouncing Off the Moon
* ESEO's Educational Story Continues
* SO-50 Distance Record Set
* Satellite Shorts From All Over

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AMSAT News Service Bulletin 301.01
 From AMSAT HQ KENSINGTON, MD.
DATE October 28, 2018
To All RADIO AMATEURS
BID: $ANS-301.01

2018 AMSAT Space Symposium Named in Honor of Bill Tynan, W3XO

AMSAT has announced that the 2018 AMSAT-NA 36th Annual Space
Symposium and General Meeting has been named in honor of Bill Tynan,
W3XO. Tynan, a founding director of AMSAT, passed away at the age of
91 earlier this year. A full obituary can be found on AMSAT's website
at https://www.amsat.org/bill-tynan-w3xo-sk/.

The 2018 AMSAT William A. Tynan W3XO Memorial Space Symposium will be
held November 2-4, 2018 at the U. S. Space and Rocket Center,
Huntsville, Alabama.

[ANS thanks the 2018 Symposium Committee for the above information]
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2018 AMSAT Symposium Banquet Keynote Speaker Announced

We are pleased and excited to announce that the 2018 AMSAT William A. 
Tynan W3XO Memorial Space Symposium Banquet keynote speaker this year
will be Justin Foley, a Systems Engineer at Jet Propulsion Lab-
oratory.

Justin became involved in the CubeSat program, building satellites, 
as a student at Cal Poly in 2005. Upon graduation, he was hired by 
Cal Poly to work launch integration full-time and has since worked 
every P-POD launch, either as an integrator or operator. Justin 
specialized in ground stations and mission operations, radio
licensing, interface control, range safety documentation and was one
of the primary operators for The Planetary Societys LightSail
CubeSat.

In May of 2017, Justin transitioned from Cal Poly to the Jet 
Propulsion Laboratory, working on the Mars 2020 rover as part of the 
System Testbed Engineering group, specializing in instruments and 
avionics, fault protection, telecom, and power.

More information about the AMSAT Symposium, schedule, tours, and 
registration is available on the AMSAT website at:

https://www.amsat.org/amsat-symposium/
https://www.amsat.org/symposium-schedule/
https://www.amsat.org/product-category/amsat-symposium/

We hope to see you in Huntsville!

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

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2018 AMSAT William A. Tynan W3XO Memorial Space Symposium Schedule of
Events

The 2018 AMSAT Symposium Committee has announced version 1.4 of the
schedule of events, including the paper presentation schedule, for 
the 2018 William A. Tynan W3XO Memorial Space Symposium and AMSAT-NA 
Annual Meeting, November 1-4, 2018 at the U.S. Space and Rocket
Center, Huntsville, Alabama.

All times Thursday-Saturday are Central Daylight Time (UTC-5). 
Times on Sunday, November 4th are Central Standard Time (UTC-6).

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - Huntsville Marriott at the Space and
Rocket Center

+ 8:00 am - Noon     AMSAT Board Meeting, Columbia Room
+ Noon    - 1:00  pm AMSAT Board Lunch Break, Atlantis Room
+ 1:00 pm - 6:00  pm AMSAT Board Meeting, Columbia Room
+ 6:00 pm - 7:30  pm AMSAT Board Dinner Break, Atlantis Room
+ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm AMSAT Board Meeting, Columbia Room
+ 6:00 pm - 8:00  pm Pre-Registration Check-In, Marriott

Friday, November 2, 2018 - U.S. Space & Rocket Center

+ 8:00 am - Noon    AMSAT Board Meeting, Marriott Columbia Room
           (Closed Session)
+ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Registration, Foyer (Educator Training Facility)
+ 9:00 am - Noon    Self-guided tours of Huntsville and US Space and
            Rocket Center
+ 1:00 pm - 1:15 pm AMSAT Symposium Kickoff, President's Welcome,
            Educator Training Facility
+ 1:15 pm - 5:00 pm Paper Sessions, Educator Training Facility:
            1:15 pm Lou McFadin W5DID, Ken Ernandes N2WWD, Dave Taylor
            W8AAS, ARISS InterOperable Radio System (IORS)
            1:40 pm Bob Davis KF4KSS, MultiVoltage Power Supply 
            Mechanical Design
            2:05 pm Ed Krome K9EK, ARISS Interoperable Radio System
            Multi‐Voltage Power Supply – Thermal and Noise
            2:30 pm Paul Stoetzer N8HM, Digital Voice on Amateur
            Satellites  Experiences with LilacSatOSCAR 90
            2:55 pm Jonathan Brandenburg KF5IDY, A Flexible, Afford-
            able, Powerful Digital Transceiver for the Raspberry Pi
            3:20 pm Douglas D. Quagliana KA2UPW/5, A Digital Signal
            Processing Software Demodulator for Satellite Telemetry
            Using Brute Force Techniques
            Douglas D. Quagliana KA2UPW/5, An Amateur Radio Satellite
            Easter Egg in The Terminator
            3:50 pm Brennan Price N4QX, Doppler Correction and
            Tracking in Commercial NGSO Networks
            4:15 pm John Hemming GUYT, Experimental Satellite 
            Antenna by G0UYT
            4:40 pm Dan Schultz N8FGV, DXing the Kuiper Belt  Radio
            Communications at the edge of the Solar System
+ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm Informal Dinner on your own
+ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm AMSAT Reception and Auction, Educator Training
            Facility
            Cash Bar Available

Saturday November 3, 2018 - U.S. Space & Rocket Center

+ 8:00 am - 11:45 am Registration, Foyer (Educator Training Facility)
+ 8:00 am - 8:15 am AMSAT Symposium Welcome, Educator Training 
            Facility
+ 8:15 am - Noon Paper Sessions, Educator Training Facility:
            8:15 am Jerry Buxton NJY, A Look Back at the Fox1
            Program/AMSATs GOLF Program
            8:50 am Bob Davis KF4KSS, GOLFTEE Mechanical Design
            9:15 am Zach Metzinger, Implementation of the RTIHU for
             GOLF
            9:40 am Chris Thompson, GKLA/AC2CZ, Designing the Fox1E
            PSK Modulator and FoxTelem Demodulator
            10:05 am L. M. Almazan WA6LOS/DU3ZX, A.C. Salces DV1ZBJ,
            C. D. M. Ambatali DV1QNE, Dr. J.S. Marciano, Jr., I.Z.
            Bautista DV1PUI, Hanns Chua 4F1XIH, Micro and Nano
            satellites with Amateur Satellite Ground Station Develop-
            ment. Activities in the Republic of the Philippines
            10:30 am Timothy A. Cunningham N8DEU, Taking the Class-
            room to Space via Amateur Radio with the ARISS Program
            10:55 am Dhruv Rebba KC9ZJX, ARISS Contact US #394
            (Working Title)
            11:20 am Alan Johnston KU2Y, Pat Kilroy, N8PK, The AMSAT
            CubeSat Simulator: A New Tool for Education and Outreach
            11:45 am Burns Fisher WB1FJ, Chris Thompson, GKLA, Fox
            InABox: An Easily Deployed Satellite Telemetry Receiver
+ Noon    - 1:00 pm Lunch on your own
+ 1:00 pm - 3:15 pm Paper Sessions, Educator Training Facility
            Presentation Schedule TBD
+ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm AMSAT Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony, Educator
            Training Facility
+ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Attitude Adjustment, Saturn V Hall
+ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Cash Bar, Saturn V Hall
+ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Banquet, Saturn V Hall
            Keynote Speaker - Justin Foley, KI6EPH, System Engineer,
            JPL
            Prize Drawing

Sunday November 4, 2018

+ 7:30 am  - 9:00 am AMSAT Ambassador Breakfast
             Huntsville Marriott at the Space and Rocket Center
+ 10:00 am - 11:30 am Davidson Center for Space Exploration Guided
             Tour
             U. S. Space and Rocket Center
             (No cost for tour, but requires ticket to USS&RC)
+ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm Marshall Space Flight Center Bus Tour
             (Includes ticket to USS&RC)

Bruce Paige, KK5DO will be available to check QSL cards towards VUCC,
WAS or 5BWAS. Make sure you have your lists and cards sorted in the
same order as the list. Have your application filled out.

[ANS thanks the 2018 Symposium Committee for the above information]

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2018 AMSAT Symposium & Banquet Ticket Sales End Noon EDT October 29

Online ticket sales for the 2018 AMSAT William A. Tynan W3XO Memorial
Space Symposium and AMSAT-NA Annual Meeting will end at 12:00 Noon EDT
on Monday, October 29th. The online purchase price is $65.

Tickets to the Symposium may be purchased at the door for $70. 

Banquet tickets are available for $50 until 12:00 Noon EDT, Monday, 
October 29th. Banquet tickets will NOT be available for purchase
after this deadline.

Online purchases can be made on the AMSAT store at the following link:

https://www.amsat.org/product-category/amsat-symposium/

[ANS thanks the 2018 Symposium Committee for the above information]
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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
Saturday, October 27th about 10:00 UTC.  Transmissions are scheduled 
to continue until around 19:30 UTC on October 29th. Helping to 
support the event will be NASAs Space, Communication and Navigation
(SCaN) Department.

The Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) program manages NASAs
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
https://nasaontheair.wordpress.com.

An award for receiving the images will also be available from
https://ariss.pzk.org.pl/sstv/

Once received, images can be posted and viewed at
http://www.spaceflightsoftware.com/ARISS_SSTV/index.php. 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 for the above information]

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ARISS Plan Under Consideration for NASAs Deep Space Gateway Program

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Inter-
national delegates were pleased to learn last week that an ARISS plan
is under consideration by NASAs Deep Space Gateway (DSG) program. 
NASA Gateway Utilization Manager John Guidi, ex-KF4YUI, informed
those attending the annual ARISS International in-person meeting,
held in College Park, Maryland, that ARISS is the only noncommercial
entity whose ideas are under study by the program. The ARISS plan 
focuses on Amateur Radio communication, including optical commun-
ication channels, as well as equipment development, team cooperation,
education, and public outreach.

Naturally, because the NASA Deep Space Gateway program is so new and
has yet to be fleshed out, ARISS needs to follow NASAs lead in being
open to how the DSG program flows, ARRL ARISS-US Delegate Rosalie
White, K1STO, explained. ARISSs first moves need to be loose enough
that the plan, development, and execution can go in ways that dove-
tail with what is needed.

The Deep Space Gateway would be a small outpost orbiting the moon
that would act as a spaceport for human and robotic exploration to 
the moon and beyond, NASA has said. Crewed by four people, it would 
provide an operational platform for further exploring the lunar
surface and a hub to deeper space destinations. NASA hopes to have 
the completed Gateway in lunar orbit as early as 2024.

The ARISS-International annual meeting on October 17 – 19 ran back to
back with the first-ever ARISS Education Summit, held October 15 – 
16. At the international sessions, ARISS delegates and team members 
from around the world presented and listened to talks on all aspects 
of ARISS, from operations to education to hardware — current and 
upgrades — to future projects. The team heard the latest news on
HamTV, the Interoperable Radio System, and the antenna change-out 
required by the European Space Agencys Bartolomeo platform, and 
proposed Astrobee activities, HamTV II, and Radio-Pi projects.

Astrobee is a robot that will fly around the ISS with the astronauts
to help scientists and engineers develop and test technologies for
use in zero-gravity, aid astronauts with routine chores, and offer 
Houston flight controllers additional eyes and ears on the spacecraft.

Team members enjoyed viewing a live-streamed ARISS contact in
Belgium. Team members unable to travel to Maryland were able to tele-
conference into the sessions.

On hand for the earlier ARISS Education Summit were teachers from the
US and elsewhere; ARISS-US Education Committee members; STEM
educators from College Park Airport Museum; education leaders from 
various NASA entities, including the Space Communications and
Navigation (SCaN) office, nearby Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC),
and the manager of the ISS US National Laboratory — Center for the 
Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS); a group of SCaN-sponsored 
mid-Atlantic teachers, and University of Maryland educators and
students. Attendees saw a demonstration of ARISS slow-scan television
(SSTV) and several ham satellite contacts. ARISS-US Education 
Committee teacher Melissa Pore, KM4CZN, arrived from Virginia with 
eight of her students, who talked about their ARISS-related STEM 
studies.

Other committee members who were part of a panel session discussing 
educator perspectives on ARISS also gave presentations on the ARISS
education proposal process and on-orbit prediction programs.
Astronaut Paul Richards, KC5ZSZ, led a discussion on space and
education; CASISs Dan Barstow, KA1ARD, spoke on exploring with the 
ISS, and SCaNs Jimmy Acevedo, KM4QLE, presented on kit-based
learning. 

[ANS thanks the ARRL for the above information]

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Phillipine Microsat Diwata-2 with FM transponder to Launch October 29

The Phillipine microsat Diwata-2 is expected to launch on October 29.
The satellite is scheduled to launch with GOSAT-2, a greenhouse gas
observation satellite, on a Japanese H-IIA vehicle from JAXA's 
Tanegashima Space Center. The launch window is 04:08 - 04:20 UTC.
The planned orbit is sun-synchronous with an altitude of 613 km and a
Local Time of the Descending Node (LTDN) of 13:00. 

Diwata-2 carries an amateur radio payload with a U/v FM transponder
and APRS digipeater capability. The uplink is 437.500 MHz and the 
downlink is 145.900 MHz. 

More information can be found at
http://phl-microsat.upd.edu.ph/diwata2

[ANS thanks JAXA, DOST, IARU, and eoPortal for the above information]

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LO-94 Spacecraft Signal Decoded After Bouncing Off the Moon

Daniel Estvez EA4GPZ / M0HXM reports decoding a JT4G amateur radio 
signal from the LO-94 (DSLWP-B) spacecraft that was reflected off the
Moon.

Daniel says JT4G is a digital mode designed for Earth-Moon-Earth 
microwave communications, so it is tolerant to high Doppler spreads. 
However, the reflections of the [DSLWP-B] B0 transmitter at 435.4 MHz,
which contained the JT4G transmissions, were very weak, so I had not
attempted to decode the JT4G Moonbounce signal.

However, by analysing a recording made on October 19, 2018 at
17:53:35 GMT he was able to decode one of the five JT4G transmissions
in the recording.

Read his blog post at
https://destevez.net/2018/10/dslwp-b-jt4g-decoded-via-moonbounce/

Also see Geometry for DSLWP-B Moonbounce
https://destevez.net/2018/10/geometry-for-dslwp-b-moonbounce/

The DSLWP amateur radio satellites built by students from the Harbin
Institute of Technology was launched to Lunar orbit on May 20, 2018
https://amsat-uk.org/2018/05/19/dslwp-satellites-lunar-orbit/

[ANS thanks AMSAT-UK for the above information]

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ESEO's Educational Story Continues

ESA reports the European Student Earth Orbiter (ESEO) has concluded
its test campaign. The ESEO student teams gathered in the Netherlands
October 18, 2018 for a last precious lesson before the satellite is
launched.

ESEO carries an amateur radio 1260 to 145 MHz FM transponder and a
1k2 and 4k8 BPSK telemetry beacon developed by AMSAT-UK members.

The satellite has been at ESAs ESTEC test facilities, in the
Netherlands, where it completed the last steps of a thorough sat-
ellite test campaign which had started in August 2018 at SITAELs
facility in Mola di Bari, Italy.

Learning by doing has already proven an amazing experience for the
ten university student teams from different European universities who
have designed and built the instruments and several key subsystems of
the ESEO satellite.

On October 18, at a dedicated workshop, the ESEO students had the
additional chance to hear first-hand what it takes to run a satellite
test campaign – trouble shooting included!

In the space sector no satellite could ever be launched without a
thorough tests campaign, said Piero Galeone, coordinating the ESA 
Academy programme of which ESEO is a part. “The reason is that – as 
perfect as your satellite design and manufacturing process can be – 
the devil always hides in the details. If there is anything to be
fixed, you want to know it and correct it before the satellite flies 
on its orbit hundreds kilometres from the surface of the Earth,
beyond the reach of any engineers hands.

Read the full ESA story at https://tinyurl.com/ANS-301-ESEO

ESEO https://amsat-uk.org/satellites/communications/eseo/

[ANS thanks AMSAT-UK for the above information]
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Upcoming Satellite Operations

View the latest satellite operating announcements posted at:
https://www.amsat.org/satellite-info/upcoming-satellite-operations/

+ 3E, Panama (Special Event) - Through October 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 October 31st. They will also participate during the
  Jamboree On The Air [JOTA] (October 19-21st). Activity will be on
  all bands using SSB including CW and the Satellites. QSL via HP1ALX
  
+ Eureka, Nunavut (ER60, EQ79) - Through November 10, 2018
  Eureka ARC, VY0ERC, will be operational from October 17 until
  November 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) – November 1 – December 7, 2018 Brennan, N4QX, fall
   AMSAT roving plans:
   *   EM64, EM65, and EM66 November 1-3
   *   FN30 November 16-17
   *   JN36 as HB9/N4QX & from 4U1ITU November 28–December 7 as
       work permits
   *   JN47 as HB9/N4QX & HB0/N4QX December 1-2
   For now, FM only. Watch Twitter for pass announcements.
   https://twitter.com/BrennanTPrice.  QSLs *exclusively* via Logbook
   of the World.

+ Bermuda (DXCC NA-005) – November 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) – November 27 – December 1, 2018
   Tanner, W9TWJ, will be vacationing in Key West, Florida from
   November 27 to December 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, https://twitter.com/twjones85

+ Barring unforeseen circumstances, Glenn, AA5PK plans to travel to
   south Texas 11-15 November to activate grids EL06, 07, 08, 15, 16,
   17 and 18. He will be on both FM and linear satellites and will
   post which on Twitter @AA5PK and also beacon his position on APRS
   as AA5PK-9. QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW upon his return home.
   Hard copy QSLs available by email request. No SASE needed.
   (Glenn, AA5PK via amsat-bb)

+ Patrick Stoddard, WD9EWK will be part of a day of satellite oper-
  ating from a deck on the RMS Queen Mary, docked at Long Beach in
  southern California, on Saturday 15 December 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.

  Satellite QSOs from W6RO will be done in the normal manner, with
  an exchange of call signs and grid locators. W6RO is located in
  grid DM03.

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

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SO-50 Distance Record Set

On Octover 24, 2018 at 13:20 UTC, Scott Richardson, N1AIA, and Jerome
LeCuyer, F4DXV, completed a 5,523 km QSO between Berwick, Maine and 
Lalinde, France. This eclipses the previous record of 5,410 km set
on January 24, 2017 with a QSO between MI6GTY and UB9UTJ. 

With an apogee of 704.6 km, the theoretical maximum range for SO-50 
is 5,676 km. A list of currently known satellite distance records can
be found on the AMSAT website at
https://www.amsat.org/satellite-distance-records/

[ANS thanks Paul Stoetzer, N8HM, for the above information]
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Satellite Shorts From All Over

+ A Japanese satellite next year will use WSJT and 10 mW to pioneer  
  low power technologies from space.
  http://www.amsatuk.me.uk/iaru/finished_detail.php?serialnum=579 

  Satellite's home pages: 
  http://kit-okuyama-lab.com/en/

  Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
  http://kit-okuyama-lab.com/

  Frequencies will be 435.280/437.390MHz Up/Down 1k2AFSK,9k6BPSK and
  437.510MHz WSJT

  (via Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan)

+ Meet Scott Tilley VE7TIl (@coastal8049) the amateur astronomer who 
  found a lost NASA satellite. 
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMsE1rxeOw4

+ u/Almoturg has posted a 3D printed satellite tracker that
  represents satellites flying overhead with LEDs. Check it out at
  https://tinyurl.com/ANS-301-SatTracker
  
+ Radio amateur Dave Honess M6DNT writes in the Raspberry Pi magazine
  MagPi (pgs 84-85) about "Taking Education to the Stars". The article
  covers AstroPi, Tim Peake KG5BVI / GB1SS, and ARISS
  Free PDF at https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi-issues/MagPi75.pdf
  (Via @AmsatUK)
  
+ Changshagaoxin, a 20U CubeSat expected to launch from Jiuquan Sat-
  ellite Launch Center on Monday, October 29th at 00:30 UTC with
  CFOSAT, reportedly carries an unknown amateur radio payload.
  (Via @AmsatUK)

[ANS thanks everyone for the above information]

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President's Club. Members of the President's Club, as sustaining
donors to AMSAT Project Funds, will be eligible to receive addi-
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Office.

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-
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Contact Martha at the AMSAT Office for additional student membership
information.

73 and remember to do your part to help Keep Amateur Radio In Space,

This week's ANS Editor,

Paul Stoetzer, N8HM
N8HM at amsat.org

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