OSCAR News Issue 214

Oscar News 214 front coverIssue 214 of the AMSAT-UK amateur radio satellite publication OSCAR News was released on May 30, 2016. E-members can download it here.

The paper edition is usually posted 2-3 weeks after publication of the electronic issue.

In this issue:
• Es’hail 2 – the first Phase 4 Amateur Satellite
• Damage to the glass in the ISS Cupola Module
• New IARU Satellite Adviser appointed
• ESA Parabolic Flight Coordinator
• Updates on the FUNcube Project
• More news from ESA
• QB50 project update
• Status of Satellites with Transponders on Amateur Satellite Frequencies
• Notice of the 2016 Annual General Meeting of AMSAT-UK
• ARISS contacts – the inside story and (a few of) the lessons learnt
• AMSAT-UK 2016 Colloquium
• 2016 Events and Meetings Calendar

AMSAT-UK FUNcube Mission Patch

AMSAT-UK FUNcube Mission Patch

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• UK
• Rest of the World (Overseas)

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