The next AMSAT Phase 3 satellite – Arianespace visit in Marburg (P3-E with flight antennas, but dummy solar panels)
The P3E-satellite continues the successful series of AO-10, AO-13 and AO-40. It will again support communications from continent to continent.
Amateur Radio Satellite AO-40
The downlink frequencies are in the bands at 145 and 2400 MHz, the uplinks at 435 and 1268 MHz. Thus it can be used by all radio amateurs who were previously active on the earlier Phase-3 satellites. Additionally P3E provides possibilities for experimentation using uplinks at 2.45 and 5.8 GHz as well as downlinks at 10,5, 24 and 47 GHz.
AMSAT-DL on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/amsat.deutschland
AMSAT-DL have released a statement regarding the P5-/Mascot-2 project:
Discussions with the German Ministry of Economics and the German space agency DLR spanned more than 5 years. Amongst others, we met with State Secretary for Space and Aerospace Hinze, DLR chairman Prof. Wörner and the DLR Program Board. In 2009 AMSAT-DL, in collaboration with the DLR Institute for Space Systems in Bremen, conducted two complex Concurrent Engineering studies. They were jointly presented to the DLR program board in Köln-Porz in 2010.
Update on P3-E and P5 Amateur Radio Satellites
Peter DB2OS has provided an update on progress with the P3-E and the P5 Moon and Mars orbiter Amateur Radio satellites
The High Earth Orbit (HEO) P3-E satellite will act as as an experimental test platform for the AMSAT-P5 Mission(s) to the Moon and Mars.
– Design based on updated P3-D concept
– Launch between 2012-2018
– Launcher Ariane 5 GTO or SpaceX GTO
– Moon: 100 x 100 km orbit, inclination T.B.D.
– Mars: 20,000 x 500 km orbit, inclination T.B.D.
– Various payloads (including cameras, penetrators)
– Fuel for 10 year lifetime
Download the PDF to read the full update on these exciting new satellites
P3E Donations – Display your callsign in pixels
P5A Donations – Display your callsign in pixels