Amateur Radio Facility at Bochum
The AMSAT-DL satellite symposium and AGM will be held in Bochum, Germany on October 5, 2013.
The AMSAT Deutschland Facebook page says “There will be certainly some exciting news!”
AMSAT-DL Symposium lecture schedule
10:15 – 10:30 Welcome
10:30 – 11:15 Stereo A / B status and Turbo Code introduction, experience report by Mario Lorenz, DL5MLO
11:15 – 11:45 Coffee break
11:45 – 12:15 Asteroid Defense by Wolfgang Wittholt, Fernuni Hagen
12:15 – 12:45 Space Generantion Advisory Council (SGAC) Small Satellite Project Group (SSPG) presentation and objectives by Dennis Mattes
12:45 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 Current and new projects / project progress / etc then an official part of the AGM with elections.
AMSAT-DL event announcement
Image of ISS taken by the FITSAT-1 CubeSat after deployment
On December 22 members of AMSAT-DL succeeded in receiving 18 images from the 5840 MHz high-speed downlink of the amateur radio satellite FITSat-1.
In total 22 images were transmitted in the test and 18 were received at the amateur radio facility at Bochum.
The FITSAT-1 CubeSat was developed by students at the Fukuoka Institute of Technology (FIT) in Japan. As well as the high-speed data downlink on 5840.0 MHz the satellite carries several amateur radio payloads: a CW beacon on 437.250 MHz, a telemetry beacon on 437.445 MHz and an optical Morse code LED experiment.
AMSAT-DL President Peter Guelzow DB2OS at the Qatar National Day Station A71QND
AMSAT-DL President Peter Guelzow DB2OS gave a presentation about the AMSAT P3E and P5 missions at the Qatar international amateur radio festival at the Al Rayyan Theatre in Souq Waqif.
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.
Mike Rupprecht DK3WN
AMSAT-DL President, Peter Gülzow, DB2OS reports on a new IARU appointment:
I have recommended to the IARU Satellite Adviser that Mike Rupprecht, DK3WN takes over membership of the advisory panel form Norbert Nothoff, DF5DP and I’m happy to notify interested parties that he has agreed to appoint Mike, DK3WN as a panel member. He has thanked Norbert, DF5DP for his support as a member of the Advisory panel for many years and said that he is looking forward to work with Mike.
Mike Rupprecht, DK3WN will help with the IARU Satellite Frequency Coordination process in Region 1 and in particular here in Germany. Mike is very active and well known on the satellite bands and Internet boards, and he has particularly profound knowledge of all cubesat operations. He is also very well known in the community of cubesat operators, including excellent communication connections to that groups.
Mike Ruprecht, DK3WN will support Norbert Nothoff, DF5DP and take over the coordination process of satellite projects from him, which includes correspondence with the coordination group and the satellite operators.
Norbert Nothoff, DF5DP will continue to stay in charge of anything which is related to government issues (government and office liaison, laws, bylaws, and regulations of satellite operations) in Germany.
Peter Gülzow, DB2OS
IARU Satellite Advisory Panel http://www.iaru.org/satellite/advisory-panel.html