Appointment of Frank Bauer, KA3HDO as AMSAT VP-Human Spaceflight Programs

AMSAT-NA President Barry Baines is pleased to announce that effective August 1, 2012, Frank Bauer, KA3HDO, will be returning as AMSAT’s Vice President for Human Spaceflight Programs. This role will include AMSAT’s leadership on the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Program and amateur radio operations pursuits on other Human Spaceflight vehicles proposed by NASA, International Space Agencies and domestic and international commercial spaceflight organizations.

Bauer made the following comment regarding his reappointment: “I look forward to working again with AMSAT as we bring the excitement of human space exploration pursuits and amateur radio communications into the communities of the world, inspiring youth to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers”. Continue reading

2012 AMSAT Forum at Dayton – Saturday May 19


The AMSAT Forum at the 2012 Dayton Hamvention will be on Saturday
morning May 19 from 11:15 to 13:30 in Forum Room 5. The moderator
will be Alan Biddle, WA4SCA

The speakers will be:

Barry Baines, WD4ASW;  AMSAT Status Report
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Barry, AMSAT President, will highlight recent activities within
AMSAT, and discuss some of the challenges and accomplishments
of the organization.

Mark Hammond, N8MH;  AMSAT Educational Relationships
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Mark, AMSAT VP of Educational Relationships, will discuss his
education activities.

Gould Smith, WA4SXM;  ARISSat-1 Operation in Space
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Gould, AMSAT Project Manager for ARISSat-1, will talk about its
operation aboard the ISS, the  deployment and operations this past
fall and winter.

Tony Monteiro, AA2TX;  Project Fox - AMSAT's First CubeSat
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Tony, AMSAT Engineering VP, will discuss the design and status
of Project-FOX.

Howard Long, G6LVB; "FUN in Space for All!"
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Howard, AMSAT-UK Committee, will discuss the FUNcube project
which will enable amateurs and students to have FUN in space.
For amateurs, the spacecraft will carry conventional UHF to VHF
linear transponders. For students of all ages, the same space-
craft will provide strong telemetry transmissions which they can
easily receive at schools in support of science, technology,
engineering, and math subjects (STEM).

[ANS thanks Gould Smith, WA4SXM and Alan Biddle, WA4SCA for the
 above information]