[jamsat-news:3615] [ans] ANS-139 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletin

E.Mike McCardel via ANS ans @ amsat.org
2019年 5月 19日 (日) 23:25:04 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 Forum at Hamvention Well Attended
* ARISS at Hamvention Shares Excitement of Space Exploration and
  Amateur Radio
* ANS Asks For Stories About Your Hamvention-AMSAT Experience
* ASTRO PI Student Programs Run on ISS
* Call for Nominations - AMSAT Board of Directors
* How to Support AMSAT
* Upcoming Satellite Operations
* ARISS News
* Shorts From All Over

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     Please consider a one-time or recurring donation today at



AMSAT Forum at Hamvention Well Attended

The AMSAT Forum at the 2019 Dayton Hamvention was helod on Saturday,
May 18 with a large crowd in attendance. Robert Bankston, AMSAT VP
User Services moderated the forum which included these speakers:

+ AMSAT Status Report
  Joseph Spier, K6WAO, AMSAT President, highlighted recent activities
  within AMSAT and discussed some of our challenges, accomplishments,

+ AMSAT Engineering Program
  Jerry Buxton, N0JY, AMSAT Vice President for Engineering, talked
  about the Fox-1 and Golf (Greater Orbit Larger Footprint) Projects.

+ AMSAT Education – Alan Johnston, KU2Y, AMSAT Vice President – Edu-
  cational Relations introduced the AMSAT CubeSat Simulator which
  featured a live demonstration.

+ AMSAT User Services – Robert Bankston, KE4AL, AMSAT Vice President
  User Services, discussed AMSAT’s 50 th Anniversary Operating Event
  and the new AMSAT Ambassadors Program.

[ANS thanks AMSAT for the above information]


ARISS at Hamvention Shares Excitement of Space Exploration and
Amateur Radio

ARISS featured a display at their booth, shared with AMSAT, of the
next generation hardware systems in development now. The display
showed ways to discover how to maximize your opportunities to make
ARISS connections and to hear the ISS crew directly from your ham

ARISS was excited to talk about their visionary initiative to fly
ham radio on the human spaceflight lunar Gateway with NASA. The
ARISS team presented an overview and status of the program and
then conducted a panel with ARISS experts in operations, education,
hardware, experimentation and exploration.

[ANS thanks ARISS for the above information]


ANS Asks For Stories About Your Hamvention-AMSAT Experience

The Editors of the AMSAT News Service are interested in hearing your
testimonials about your AMSAT experience during this years
Hamvention. Please forward comments to ans-editor (at) amsat.org.

We hope to use these as shorts in future ANS News Bulletins to
stimulate interest and promote Keeping Amateur Radio in Space.
Comments will also be shared with Editors of the AMSAT Journal.

Tell us about new friends, old friends, new ideas, new techniques,
inspirational epiphanies, or anything else that that got you excited
about operating or becoming more involved in our great hobby.

Again, please submit your stories to ans-editor (at) amsat.org.

[ANS thanks ANS Editors for the above information]


Share Your Apollo Story with NASA

July 20, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the first
time humans walked on the Moon. Coming this summer, NASA Explorers:
Apollo is a commemorative audio series that examines the Moon's
cultural and scientific influence over the last half century, while
also peering into the future of planetary exploration. Listeners
will meet a Moon detective, tour a lab for space rocks and hear
from scientists whose lives and work have been shaped by the Apollo

As a part of this series, NASA invites you to contribute to an oral
history project celebrating giant leaps and exploration of all kinds.
You can help NASA tell the Apollo story by sharing your own perspect-
ive on lunar exploration, or by interviewing a loved one who lived
during the Apollo era. NASA will select some submissions to feature
in the audio series, on its website and/or social media.

You'll find help for interview topics, recording instructions, and
how to submit your entry posted at:

[ANS thanks NASA for the above information]


             2019 marks AMSAT’s 50th Anniversary
              of Keeping Amateur Radio in Space.
           To help celebrate, we are sponsoring the
            AMSAT 50th Anniversary Awards Program.
                Full details are available at


ASTRO PI Student Programs Run on ISS

ESA Education, in collaboration with the Raspberry Pi Foundation,
announced that 4702 teams of students from 24 European countries
successfully entered the Astro Pi 2018-2019 Mission Zero challenge and
had their programs run on the International Space Station for 30
seconds each.

Of those entries, 135 teams made it to Phase 3 of the Astro Pi
2018-2019 Mission Space Lab challenge.  They have received back the
data from their experiments, which ran for 3 hours each on board the
ISS.  These teams have now reached Phase 4 (Analysis) of the
challenge. Each team will now analyze their data and write a short
scientific report. A jury of experts from ESA and the Raspberry Pi
Foundation will select the teams with the 10 best reports as the
winners of Mission Space Lab. Each winning team will receive a very
special prize.

Complete information can be found at:

[ANS thanks the ESA for the above information.]



          2018 Symposium Proceedings
           now $15 + Shipping on
      the AMSAT Store while supplies last.



Call for Nominations - AMSAT Board of Directors

It's time to submit nominations for the upcoming AMSAT Board of
Directors election. Four directors' terms expire this year: those of
Jerry Buxton, N0JY; Clayton Coleman, W5PFG; Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA;
and Paul Stoetzer, N8HM.  In addition, up to two Alternates may be
elected for one-year terms.

A valid nomination requires either one Member Society or five current
individual members in good standing to nominate an AMSAT member for
Director.  Written nominations, consisting of the nominee's name and
call, and the nominating individuals' names, calls and individual
signatures should be mailed to:

10605 CONCORD ST STE 304
KENSINGTON MD 20895-2526

In addition to traditional submissions of written nominations, which
is the preferred method, the intent to nominate someone may be made
by electronic means. These include e-mail, fax, or electronic image
of a petition. Electronic petitions should be sent to
martha at amsat.org or faxed to +1-301-822-4371.

No matter what means is used, petitions MUST arrive at the AMSAT
office no later than June 15th.  If the nomination is a traditional
written nomination, no other action is required.  If electronic means
are used, a verifying traditional written petition MUST be received at
the AMSAT office within 7 days following the close of nominations
on June 15th.


[ANS thanks the AMSAT Office for the above information]



    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 $24,490 raised
    or about 16% towards our goal. This would not have been
         possible without your outstanding generosity!!

          For more information and to DONATE TODAY visit:




How to Support AMSAT

AMSAT relies on the support of our members and the amateur radio
community to Keep Amateur Radio in Space.

How can you help?

* Join AMSAT
 Both you and AMSAT will benefit when you join. You get the AMSAT
 Journal bimonthly and support from AMSAT Ambassadors. Member dues
 and donations provide AMSAT’s primary support.
 Join today at

* Become a Life Member
 Becoming a Life Member has never been easier. Now you can become a
 Life Member with 12 monthly payments of $74 through our online
 See https://www.amsat.org/product/lifetime-membership/ for details.

* Donate to AMSAT
 Make a one time or recurring donation to AMSAT today. Even as little
 as one dollar a month can make a difference!
 Donate today at https://www.amsat.org/donate/

* Purchase AMSAT gear on our Zazzle storefront.
 AMSAT receives 25% of the price of each sale on AMSAT logo
 merchandise from our Zazzle storefront located at

* Volunteer for AMSAT
 AMSAT relies on volunteers for nearly all of our activities. If you
 have an idea for how to help, please let us know, Details on
 volunteering can be found at

[ANS thanks the AMSAT office for the above information.]


Upcoming Satellite Operations


[ANS thanks Robert KE4AL for the above information]



  Purchase AMSAT Gear on our Zazzle storefront.
          25% of the purchase price of each product goes
            towards Keeping Amateur Radio in Space




Successful Contacts

+ 2019-05-17 08:51 UTC between Nick Hague KG5TMV using ISS
  callsign NA1SS and Aranzadi Ikastola, Bergara, Spain Contact was
  telebridg via VK6MJ. ARISS Mentor was Marcelo IKØUSO.

Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule

Curtin Primary School, Canberra, Australia, telebridge via K6DUE
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS
The scheduled astronaut is Nick Hague KG5TMV
Contact is go for: Mon 2019-05-20 08:39:42 UTC 27 deg

Ufa, Russia, direct via TBD
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be RSØISS
The scheduled astronaut is Oleg Konenenko
Contact is go for: Sun 2019-05-26 15:55 UTC

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


Shorts From All Over

+ AMSAT Journal Call for Photos

  Joe Kornowski, KB6IGK, AMSAT Journal Editor sends a call for photos
  from the folks attending Hamvention 2019. Please send your photos
  (JPG format, as high resolution as feasible) to Joe at
  kb6igk at amsat.org

  [ANS thanks Joe KB6IGK for the above information]

+ NASA offers Open Source software resources at:
  https://code.nasa.gov/ : Lists 532 NASA open source projects
  https://software.nasa.gov/software/NPO-47703-1 : A general purpose
  dynamics library that can be used for the modeling of robotic plat-
  forms, space vehicles, molecular dynamics and such applications.
  http://gmatcentral.org/ : The General Mission Analysis Tool,a NASA-
  created Open Source version of Analytical Graphic Inc's (AGI) Sat-
  ellite Tool Kit (STK)

  [ANS thanks NASA for the above information.]

+ AMSAT is selling brand new and special 50th Anniversary apparel!

  A golf shirt as well as a T-shirt were available at Hamvention
  and will be available, online, at the AMSAT store after everyone
  returns home from Hamvention. The shirts are black and include
  the AMSAT 50 Amateur Radio in Space logo, in gold!

  [ANS thanks AMSAT for the above information]

+ Here is an interesting article on how to watch the ISS all night
  long, as opposed to just at dusk and dawn:

  [ANS thanks Sky and Telescope via Charlie AJ9N for the above



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,
EMike McCardel, AA8EM
aa8em at amsat dot org
Via the ANS mailing list courtesy of AMSAT-NA

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