Tag: cubesats

via the ARRL: RadFxSat (Fox-1B) Launch Reset for November 18; More Foxes are on the Way!

The twice-delayed launch of the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket that will transport the AMSAT RadFxSat (Fox-1B) CubeSat carrying an Amateur Radio payload and other payloads into orbit now is set for Saturday, November 18, at 0947 UTC. The Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS)-1 mission launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, had […]

via the ARRL: RadFxSat (Fox-1B) Launch Delayed; AMSAT Asks for Patience During Commissioning

The launch of the Delta II vehicle carrying RadFxSat (Fox-1B) and other payloads has been delayed, due to a faulty battery on the booster, United Launch Alliance (ULA) announced on November 6. The launch now is scheduled for no earlier than Tuesday, November 14. RadFxSat is one of four CubeSats making up the NASA ELaNa XIV mission, riding as […]

via the ARRL: Joe Spier, K6WAO, Ascends to AMSAT-NA Presidency, Announces Next CubeSat Initiative

The AMSAT-NA Board of Directors has elected Joe Spier, K6WAO, of Weimar, California, as the organization’s new president. An ARRL and AMSAT Life Member, Spier, 58, succeeds Barry Baines, WD4ASW, who served as AMSAT President for the past 9 years. Spier is a well-known figure in AMSAT and Amateur Radio satellite circles. He served previously […]

via the ARRL: RadFxSat (Fox-1B) FM Satellite Set to Launch in November

The next AMSAT Fox-1 satellite, RadFxSat (Fox-1B), is scheduled to launch on November 10 at 0947 UTC. RadFxSat (Fox-1B), which will carry a 435/145 MHz FM transponder, is one of four CubeSats making up the NASA ELaNa XIV mission, riding as secondary payloads aboard the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) mission. JPSS-1 will launch on […]

Minisatellite surge spurs downlink infrastructure

Joshua Semeter needed a data plan. Not for his smartphone, but for his satellite. Semeter, an engineering professor at Boston University, is the principal investigator for ANDESITE, a toaster-sized satellite destined for low-Earth orbit. After it launches in November, the satellite will eject a cloud of eight even smaller sensors that will track how the […]

VIDEO: Spacewalk 360: RT releases first-ever panoramic video of man in outer space (with Amateur Radio CubeSat Launches)

The video, which shows out-of-this-world views of Planet Earth, is the first time that the so-called extravehicular activity (EVA) has been filmed in 360. The immersive new format previously helped viewers explore the ISS modules as part of the Space 360 project. Cosmonauts Sergey Ryazansky and Fedor Yurchikhin captured the breathtaking scenery while doing their […]

via the ARRL: NASA Invites CubeSat Launch Initiative Applications

NASA has invited accredited education institutions, nonprofit organizations, and NASA centers to submit applications for the agency’s CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI). Applicants must submit proposals by November 21. Educational CubeSats often carry Amateur Radio payloads. “The CSLI provides CubeSat developers with a low-cost pathway to conduct research in space that advances NASA’s strategic goals in […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #960

This Week in Amateur Radio #960 Week of July 22, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR960 Running Time: 1:14:13 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #960 with a release and air date of, July 22, 2017.This weeks edition is anchoredby,Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Don Hewlick, K2ATJ, Will […]

BIRDS-1 CubeSats Deployed from ISS, Carry Amateur Radio Payloads

The five CubeSats making up the BIRDS-1 (Joint Global Multi-Nation Birds) constellation were deployed into orbit from the International Space Station (ISS) on July 7. Each carries an Amateur Radio payload but no transponders. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) module’s remote manipulator arm was used to accomplish the launches. “Another great example of international […]

QB-50 Constellation Satellites Deployed from ISS

More than 2 dozen QB50 constellation CubeSats have been deployed from the International Space Station (ISS), including three carrying Amateur Radio transponders. Built by student groups from 23 countries, the string-of-pearls QB50 constellation aims to study the lower thermosphere 200-380 kilometers above Earth. The satellites were launched to the ISS onboard an Atlas V rocket […]

Youthful BY70-1 CubeSat Builders: We’ll be Back!

As its Amateur Radio FM transponder satellite BY70-1 was poised to re-enter Earth’s atmosphere, its developers, China’s Amateur Youth Space Program, said it will be mounting future missions. The 2U BY70-1 CubeSat was built by Beijing Bayi High School students. “We hope more amateur youth space program will be brought to you in the near […]

India lofts a record 104 spacecraft on a single rocket

An Indian rocket deployed 104 spacecraft into orbit 300 miles above Earth on Tuesday, the largest pack of satellites ever launched on a single booster. The satellites from India, the United States, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Israel, Kazakhstan and the United Arab Emirates will take pictures of planet Earth, monitor the environment, validate new technologies, and […]

via the ARRL: Now Free of HAARP, US Air Force Still Wants to Tinker with the Ionosphere

A lot of radio amateurs bemoaning the recent spate of poor HF conditions would love to have a way to improve propagation — perhaps without even having to rely on the whims of the Sun. The US Department of Defense is thinking along the same lines. An August 9 article in New Scientist reports that […]

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