Tag: SpaceX

via the ARRL: AMSAT-DL Symposium Hears Update on Es’hail-2 Geostationary Satellite

Progress toward the launch of the Es’Hail-2 geostationary Amateur Radio satellite was reported as AMSAT-DL held its annual symposium on September 29 at the Institute for Environment and Future Research (IUZ) Bochum Observatory in Germany. Es’hail-2 is set to go into space this fall or early winter aboard a SpaceX vehicle; a specific launch date is not available. AMSAT-DL […]

via the ARRL: Ham-Astronauts among First Nine Astronauts Scheduled to Fly on Commercial Spacecraft

Three radio amateurs are among the initial nine NASA astronauts scheduled to fly on commercial spacecraft to the International Space Station. Others in the group are studying for their ham licensing exams in order to take part in Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) school radio contacts, or because they have expressed interest […]

via the ARRL: Launch of Es’hail-2 with First Phase 4 Amateur Transponders Expected Later this Year

Es’hailSat, the Qatar Satellite Company, has tweeted that it’s anticipating that SpaceX will launch its geostationary Es’hail-2 satellite sometime in the 4th quarter of 2018. The commercial Qatari satellite will provide the first Amateur Radio geostationary communication and will be capable of linking amateurs from Brazil to Thailand. Es’hail-2 will carry two AMSAT-DL-designed Phase 4 Amateur Radio […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1016

This Week in Amateur Radio #1016 Release Date: August 18, 2018 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This week’s edition is anchored by Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Will Rogers, K5WLR, George W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited (and a little anchoring too the week) by W2XBS. Running Time: 1:04:54 Download […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #991

This Week in Amateur Radio #991 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. February 24, 2018 This weeks edition, is anchored by, Wayne Nelms, N4LMS, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Fred Fitte, NF2F and Jessica Bowen, KB2VWX. Produced and edited (and a little anchoring too) by W2XBS. Running Time: 1:08:30 Download here: http://bit.ly/TWIAR991 Trending stories […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #989

This Week in Amateur Radio #989 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. February 10, 2018 This weeks edition, is anchored by, Amy Jo Clark, Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB,, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, and Jessica Bowen, KB2VWX. Produced and edited (and a little anchoring too) by W2XBS. Running Time: 1:12:05 Listen here: http://bit.ly/TWIAR989 Trending stories […]

OneWeb spars with SpaceX, Boeing, SES and Space Norway over FCC coverage rule

WASHINGTON — A U.S. Federal Communications Commission requirement that developers of non-geostationary-orbit (NGSO) satellite systems provide full coverage of the United States to get market access has prospective megaconstellation operators pitted against each other. The FCC, in a notice of proposed rulemaking that closed Jan. 29, asked for input on whether it should maintain the […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #988

This Week in Amateur Radio #988 Here is a summary of the news trending the week of February 3, 2018. Here is a summary of the news trending this week. February 03, 2018 This weeks edition, is anchored by,Amy Jo Clark, Fred Fitte, NF2F, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, and Jessica Bowen, KB2VWX. Produced and edited by […]

SpaceX seeks FCC approval to test satellite communications system in Seattle area

SpaceX has filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission to begin ground testing of a satellite communications system between its facilities in Redmond, Wash., as early as this month. Redmond is the base of operations for SpaceX’s multibillion-dollar effort to create a 4,425-satellite constellation in low Earth orbit for global broadband internet access and […]

First Bulgarian Amateur Radio CubeSat to Launch in 2018

The Bulgarian Federation of Radio Amateurs (BFRA) is collaborating with the Space Challenges program and EnduroSat to launch the first Bulgarian Amateur Radio CubeSat — EnduroSat One. The CubeSat will transmit a CW beacon and 9.6 k AX.25 telemetry on Amateur Radio frequencies. The 1U CubeSat will be launched to the International Space Station (ISS) for […]

AMSAT Reschedules Fox Series Launches

AMSAT has announced that the launches of its Fox-1Cliff and Fox-1D CubeSats have been rebooked from a single launch to separate launches. Both satellites initially were set to go into space on the Spaceflight Formosat-5/Sherpa mission aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 (Sherpa is launched as a rideshare program for small, low-budget satellites). Fox-1Cliff will launch […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #939

This Week in Amateur Radio #939   Week of February 25, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR939 Running Time: 1:12:16 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #939 with a release and air date of Saturday, February 25, 2017. This weeks edition is anchored by Andre Wald, […]

SpaceX launch ham radio transceiver to ISS

The CRS-10 mission carrying vital amateur radio equipment to the International Space Station launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 at 1439 UT on Sunday, February 19 Frank Bauer KA3HDO, ARISS International Chair and AMSAT-NA V.P. for Human Spaceflight Programs writes: Included as part of today’s successful launch of the SpaceX Dragon vehicle to ISS is […]

SpaceX Wants FCC Approval to Launch a Gigantic Satellite Internet Network

An orbiting digital communications array that would eventually consist of 4,425 satellites. Private rocket launch service SpaceX is requesting government approval to operate a massive satellite network that would provide high-speed, global internet coverage, according to newly filed documents with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. The California-based company, owned and operated by technology entrepreneur Elon […]

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