Spring OSCAR News

The Spring edition of the AMSAT-UK colour A4 newsletter OSCAR News is being posted to members this week.

In this issue
– Dick Daniels W4PUJ SK
– VEGA Maiden Flight Report
– My way to solve the TLE lottery by Mike DK3WN
– Your Spacecraft recording wanted, urgently
– Getting back on the Satellites by Andrew Sellers G8TZJ
– Sumbandilasat
– FUNcube satellite project update
– The Clive Wallis G3CWV Column
– A Swiss satellite to tackle space debris
– ARISSat-1/KEDR goes silent
– FUNcube satellite models part 2
– KickSat – your personal spacecraft in space!
– Shorts

You can get OSCAR News by joining AMSAT-UK online at http://tinyurl.com/JoinAMSAT-UK

AMSAT-UK is a voluntary organisation that supports the design and building of equipment for amateur sadio satellites. Its members are currently building the satellite FUNcube-1.

AMSAT’s Dick Daniels, W4PUJ – Silent Key

One of AMSAT’s most important, admired and well loved members, Dick Daniels, W4PUJ, died on February 14, 2012. He lost his battle with lung cancer, diagnosed only at Christmas time 2011. Dick achieved so much working for AMSAT that it is virtually impossible to enumerate his individual accomplishments. Read more …

Dick W4PUJ is ready for the installation of the 400N engine into the Phase 3D spacecraft. Photo Credit: AMSAT-DL

A memorial service will be held for Dick Daniels, W4PUJ on Saturday, February 25 at 1:00PM at Little Falls Presbyterian Church, 6025 Little Falls Rd, Arlington VA 22207. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a contribution to: Capital Caring, 950 N Glebe Rd #500, Arlington VA 22203. This is the organization that provided hospice care for Dick.Donations in memory of Dick can also be made to Capital Caring on-line.

E-mail messages of condolence sent to martha@amsat.org will be given to Dick’s family.

Feb 26, Bob McGwier N4HY writes:

Yesterday at Little Falls Church in Arlington, VA family, friends, and colleagues had a memorial for Dick Daniels W4PUJ (SK) who died recently after a very brief fight against lung cancer.  Barry, WD4ASW,  President of AMSAT read a tribute written by Jan King W3GEY/VK4GEY.

Watch Memorial for Dick Daniels, W4PUJ February 25, 2012

I apologize for the audio transients at the beginning, typical problems from hand holding a smart phone.

Feb 28, Bob McGwier N4HY writes:

I only took a small set of usable pictures.  I really wish I’d brought the camera.  Dick’s children took a few hundred photos!  Those apples fell close to the tree.
http://n4hy.smugmug.com/AMSAT/Dick-Daniels-W4PUJ-Memorial

AMSAT's Dick Daniels, W4PUJ – Silent Key

One of AMSAT’s most important, admired and well loved members, Dick Daniels, W4PUJ, died on February 14, 2012. He lost his battle with lung cancer, diagnosed only at Christmas time 2011. Dick achieved so much working for AMSAT that it is virtually impossible to enumerate his individual accomplishments. Read more …

Dick W4PUJ is ready for the installation of the 400N engine into the Phase 3D spacecraft. Photo Credit: AMSAT-DL

A memorial service will be held for Dick Daniels, W4PUJ on Saturday, February 25 at 1:00PM at Little Falls Presbyterian Church, 6025 Little Falls Rd, Arlington VA 22207. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a contribution to: Capital Caring, 950 N Glebe Rd #500, Arlington VA 22203. This is the organization that provided hospice care for Dick.Donations in memory of Dick can also be made to Capital Caring on-line.

E-mail messages of condolence sent to martha@amsat.org will be given to Dick’s family.

Feb 26, Bob McGwier N4HY writes:

Yesterday at Little Falls Church in Arlington, VA family, friends, and colleagues had a memorial for Dick Daniels W4PUJ (SK) who died recently after a very brief fight against lung cancer.  Barry, WD4ASW,  President of AMSAT read a tribute written by Jan King W3GEY/VK4GEY.

Watch Memorial for Dick Daniels, W4PUJ February 25, 2012

I apologize for the audio transients at the beginning, typical problems from hand holding a smart phone.

Feb 28, Bob McGwier N4HY writes:

I only took a small set of usable pictures.  I really wish I’d brought the camera.  Dick’s children took a few hundred photos!  Those apples fell close to the tree.
http://n4hy.smugmug.com/AMSAT/Dick-Daniels-W4PUJ-Memorial