Consultation on Amateur Satellite Service – Your input needed

EO-79 and EO-80 – Image Credit ISIS

Satellite / nanosatellite project managers often wish to use amateur radio frequencies for educational and outreach purposes. The amateur radio community thus offers them a tremendous potential for monitoring their fragile conception. They often ask what kind of amateur radio experience would be interesting onboard a CubeSat or what services they could provide with their communications systems. The answer can be simple: a transponder, but these designers would like to bring novelty and innovation.

In order to provide more factual input, AMSAT-F has decided to launch an English Language Online Survey to find out what you do and would like to do as a satellite activity, what you expect from satellite designers and what you can bring to them. *The synthesis of these results will be presented at the second* AMSAT-F meetings « Rencontre spatiale radioamateur » on March 9 and 10, 2019 in Nanterre (France).

Do not hesitate, give your opinion by completing the questionnaire via the link : https://framaforms.org/amsat-francophone-survey-1548716436

The survey is in English but hosted on French server. Few guideline could be in French.

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Christophe Mercier
AMSAT-F President

AMSAT-F in Google English https://tinyurl.com/France-AMSAT-F

Creation of AMSAT-Francophone

AMSAT-Francophone Logo

A new amateur radio satellite organisation, AMSAT-Francophone, was formed in December.

Following the disappearance of AMSAT-France a few months ago, some of the members who originally created AMSAT-France 16 years ago, thought it was still necessary to have a structure for the French amateur space activities and have created AMSAT-Francophone.

Among its aims are:

– Development of amateur satellites, technology and systems useful for the construction and / or use of amateur satellites

– Participation in national and international collaborations on non-commercial projects in space,

The AMSAT-Francophone website in Google English is at http://tinyurl.com/AMSAT-Francophone

or in French at http://www.amsat-f.org/