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How Aussie uni students convinced NASA to launch the first amateur radio satellite

In 1967, a group of students from the Melbourne University Astronautical Society came up with an idea to build a small amateur radio satellite. It was just 10 years after the world’s first satellite, Sputnik 1, was launched and Australia had yet to enter the space race. Russia had successfully launched Yuri Gagarin into space […]

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