Ham Radio Satellite Launches in April

AMSAT-UK_Bevelled_LogoApril looks a busy month for the launch of satellites carrying amateur radio payloads.

April 17 – Antares-110 carrying PhoneSats v1a, v1b, v2a.
Dove-1 is also listed on this launch but it’s unclear if it’s using Amateur-Satellite Service frequencies.
http://www.nasa.gov/exploration/commercial/cargo/orbitalsciences-index.html
https://amsat-uk.org/?p=11544 (phonesat)

April 19 – Soyuz-2-1a carrying OSSI-1, BEESAT 2/3 and SOMP
Dove-2 is also listed on this launch but it’s unclear if it’s using Amateur-Satellite Service frequencies.
https://amsat-uk.org/satellites/ossi-1/
https://amsat-uk.org/2012/03/28/student-cubesats-beesat-2-and-beesat-3/
https://amsat-uk.org/?p=16017 (SOMP)

April 20 – Vega carrying ESTCube-1 [Update now May 2]
https://amsat-uk.org/?p=14774 (ESTCube-1)

April 26 – CZ-2D from the Jiuquan Space Center carrying the Mode J (145/435) linear transponder satellite TURKSAT-3USAT along with CubeBug-1 and NEE-01 Pegasus
https://amsat-uk.org/satellites/turksat-3usat/
https://amsat-uk.org/2013/03/22/cubebug-1/
https://amsat-uk.org/?p=14689 (NEE-01 has a downlink in the USA 902 MHz amateur band)

Note: planned launch dates can and do slip.