Autumn Issue of OSCAR News

The cover of OSCAR News issue 199 shows the FUNcube-1 CubeSat during a “fit check” of the Flight Model hardware at ISIS BV in The Netherlands. (See FUNcube Project update, page 11). Picture by Wouter Weggelaar PA3WEG

The Autumn (Fall) edition of the AMSAT-UK newsletter OSCAR News is now at the printers and should be posted to members soon.

In this issue
• A filtered 2m preamp for wideband receivers by David Bowman G0MRF
• A Multi-purpose Portable Setup: Working low-earth orbit satellites from any place (part 2 of 2)  by Ivo Klinkert, PA1IVO
• A full update on the FUNcube Project
• Experiments with Orbital Decay by John Heath G7HIA
• Minutes of the 2012 Annual General Meeting
• A report on the 27th AMSAT-UK Colloquium
• The Parkes Dish tracking the Mars Science Laboratory landing by John M. Sarkissian

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AMSAT-UK FUNcube Mission Patch

AMSAT-UK FUNcube Mission Patch

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