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The AMSAT News Service bulletins are a free, weekly news and information
service of AMSAT, The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation. ANS publishes news
related to Amateur Radio in Space including reports on the activities of a
worldwide group of Amateur Radio operators who share an active interest in
designing, building, launching and communicating through analog and digital
Amateur Radio satellites.

The news feed on publishes news of Amateur Radio in
Space as soon as our volunteers can post it.

Please send any amateur satellite news or reports to:

You can sign up for free e-mail delivery of the AMSAT News Service Bulletins
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In this edition:

* Four CubeSats Deployed from ISS

* Notice of the AMSAT-UK 2021 Annual General Meeting

* CubeSat Offers Developers Training Course

* ARRL Continues Preservation Efforts for 3 GHz Band

* Changes to AMSAT-NA TLE Distribution for October 7, 2021

* ARISS News

* Upcoming Satellite Operations

* Hamfests, Conventions, Maker Faires, and Other Events

* Satellite Shorts From All Over

ANS-283 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins


From: Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation

712 H Street NE, Suite 1653

Washington, DC 20002

DATE 2021 OCT 10

Four CubeSats Deployed from ISS

JAXA announced four CubeSats deploy from ISS on October 6 with J-SSOD. The
satellites are Binar-1, Maya-3, Maya-4 and CUAVA-1. All four satellites
operate in Amateur Radio bands.

The four CubeSats launched and their descriptions are as follows:


1U CubeSat

Country of Origin: Australia

Downlink: 437.292MHz, 435.810MHz  19k2 GMSK

Uplink: 435.810MHz

Maya-3, Maya-4

1U CubeSat

Country of Origin: Philippines (Part of the BIRDS Project)

Downlink: 145.825MHz APRS, 437.375MHz CW, 4k8 GMSK


3U CubeSat

Country of Origin: Australia

Downlink: 437.075MHz 9k6 GMSK, 2440.000MHz, 5840.000MHz, 76.750GHz high speed

Uplink: 145.875MHz, 2404.000MHz, 5660.000MHz, 76.750MHz

[ANS thanks Masahiro Asai, JN1GKZ for the above information.]


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Notice of the AMSAT-UK 2021 Annual General Meeting

There will not be an in-person AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium this
year. Instead they will be holding an Online Event on Sunday, October 24,
2021. The AMSAT-UK  convention will run from 11am BST/10:00 GMT to
approximately 5:00pm, with a break for lunch and several short breaks during
the day. Persons do not have to be a member of AMSAT-UK to attend, and the
event is free of charge. The event will be in the form of a Zoom Webinar.
There is no special software to install - a browser plug-in issued by Zoom.

The event will be formally opened by AMSAT-UK Chairman, Martin Sweeting,
G3YJO. The complete meeting agenda is as follows:

- Welcome by the Chairman of AMSAT-UK

- Apologies for Absence

- Minutes of the 2020 Annual General Meeting to be read and agreed as a true

- Chairman's Report

- Honorable Secretary's Report

- Treasurer's Report

- Election of the 2021/2022 Committee

- Any Other Business

Details of the Zoom link will be published on the colloquium web page:

[ANS thanks AMSAT-UK for the above information.]


CubeSat Offers Developers Training Course

Cal Poly CubeSat Laboratory offers a training course that is intended for new
CubeSat developers primarily focused on providing participants with a general
understanding of a CubeSatâ€s parts and functions, an introduction to
CubeSat design trades, systems engineering processes and basic knowledge of
CubeSat testing.

Participants learn about:

- Choosing the correct components for the mission

- Performing trade studies

- Reviewing, understanding, and creating requirements

- Project management

- Necessary licensing

- The different types of launch providers and opportunities

- Typical functional and space environment testing

In addition to advising students in technical engineering work, staff members
work closely with the students to teach best practices with regard to project
management, as well as general laboratory management. The staff provides
continuity for laboratory operations, allowing for smooth transition of
institutional knowledge in an environment that has high turnover in the
student workforce. Over the course of their careers, CPCL staff members have
integrated over 160 CubeSats on 25 missions and 12 different launch vehicles

Interested parties should contact for more information
and to schedule a training session for their group. 

[ANS thanks for the above information.]


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                  Keeping Amateur Radio in Space.



ARRL Continues Preservation Efforts for 3 GHz Band

ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, in a written statement on the newly filed
H.R.5378 before the US House Commerce Communications and Technology
Subcommittee on Wednesday, urged Congress to direct the FCC to preserve
amateur radioâ€s secondary use of the 3-GHz band. Approximately 10 days
ago, ARRL became aware of a provision in the $3.5 Billion Budget
Reconciliation Bill that would have required that approximately 200 MHz of
the 3.1 – 3.45-GHz band be reallocated to the use of 5G vendors.

President Roderick pointed out that in earlier proceedings, the FCC adopted
methods to ensure unencumbered spectrum access by primary users while
accommodating secondary users on a non-interference basis. “These
methods work well and remain effective without complaint in other frequency
bands, and also should be applied to the 3 GHz band,” he said.

Primary commercial users “would rarely use all of their licensed
spectrum throughout their entire licensed service areas,” President
Roderick said. In its recent 3 GHz proceeding, however, the FCC “went
beyond merely prohibiting amateur operations in areas and at times when
primary Commission licensees might use the spectrum,” ruling instead
that all amateur operation in the subband being auctioned must terminate
within 90 days of the auctionâ€s close. President Roderick told the FCC
that it is not logical for the Commission to leave spectrum unused before
licensees start using it.

For the complete story go to 

[ANS thanks the ARRL for the above information.]



Changes to AMSAT-NA TLE Distribution for October 7, 2021

Four new cubesats have been deployed from the ISS on October 6. CUAVA-1 has
been identified as NORAD Cat ID 49275. The other three remain to be
identified. Therefore, the following satellites have been added to this

week's AMSAT TLE Distribution:

OBJECT SR - NORAD Cat ID 49272 (To be identified)

OBJECT SS - NORAD Cat ID 49273 (To be identified)

OBJECT ST - NORAD Cat ID 49274 (To be identified)

CUAVA-1   - NORAD Cat ID 49275

Thanks to Space-Track and Celestrak for the identifications.

Additionally, four additional cubesats are waiting suitable weather
conditions to be placed in orbit by JAXA Epsilon rocket in Japan. The next
opportunity will be Friday morning.  The satellites are TeikyoSat-4, Z-Sat,
KOSEN-1, and NanoDragon. 

The following satellites have decayed from orbit and have been removed from
the AMSAT TLE Distribution:

Raavana-1  - NORAD Cat ID 44329 (Decay Epoch 10-03-2021)

Uguisu     - NORAD Cat ID 44330 (Decay Epoch 10-07-2021)

NepliSat-1 - NORAD Cat ID 44331 (Decay Epoch 10-03-2021)

[ANS thanks Ray Hoad, WA5QGD, AMSAT Orbital Elements Manager, for the above


AMSAT's GOLF Program is about getting back to higher orbits, and it all

begins with GOLF-TEE – a technology demonstrator for deployable solar

panels, propulsion, and attitude control, now manifested for launch on

NASA's ELaNa 46 mission. Come along for the ride. The journey will be

worth it!




Amateurs and others around the world may listen in on contacts between
amateurs operating in schools and allowing students to interact with
astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station. The
downlink frequency on which to listen is 145.800 MHz worldwide.

+ Upcoming Contacts

Mary Hare School, Newbury, UK, direct via GB4MHN 

The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS.

The downlink frequency is presently scheduled to be 145.800 MHz.

The scheduled astronaut is Mark Vande Hei KG5GNP.

Contact is go for Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 11:12:33 UTC.

Watch for a livestream at: 

Ecole Louis Armand, Carquefou, France, Institut Universitaire de Technologie,
Carquefou, France, Collège Les Sables D'Or, Thouare Sur Loire, France;
direct via F5KEQ/P

The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be FXØISS.

The downlink frequency is presently scheduled to be 145.800 MHz.

The scheduled astronaut is Thomas Pesquet KG5FYG.

Contact is go for Wednesday, October 13 at 13:39:19 UTC.

+ Completed Contacts

Lycée Pierre Paul Riquet, St Orens De Gameville, France and CSUT
University Space Center of Toulouse, Toulouse, France, Multi-point telebridge
via IK1SLD

The ISS callsign was FXØISS.

The downlink frequency was 145.800 MHz. 

The astronaut was Thomas Pesquet KG5FYG

Contact was successful on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 12:40:14 UTC.

Congratulations to the Lycée Pierre Paul Riquet and CSUT University Space
Center of Toulouse students and Thomas!

The latest information on the operation mode can be found at

The latest list of frequencies in use can be found at


[ANS thanks Charlie Sufana, AJ9N, one of the ARISS operation team mentors for
the above information.]


    AMSAT, along with our ARISS partners, is developing an amateur

    radio package, including two-way communication capability, to

            be carried on-board Gateway in lunar orbit.

   Support AMSAT's projects today at


Upcoming Satellite Operations

+ DM33; October 14-18, 2021

WA8ZID hopes to get some passes on FM birds for the 60th Anniversary of the
West Valley ARC in DM33.  Not a rare grid but it is a rare call with W7V
callsign.  A certificate is available for those who are interested.

+ Galapagos Islands; October 26-November 7, 2021

Members of the Tifariti Gang/DX Friends will be active as HD8R from Galapagos
Islands (SA-004) between October 26 and November 7, 2021.  Activity will
include low orbit satellites. Check with K9JKM for details.

[ANS thanks Paul Overn, KE0PBR, AMSAT rover page manager, for the above


Hamfests, Conventions, Maker Faires, and Other Events

+ 2021 AMSAT Dr. Tom Clark, K3IO, Memorial Space Symposium and Annual General

Due to the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, AMSAT has changed
plans for its 39th Annual Symposium and General Meeting from an in-person
event to a virtual event. Additionally, the 2021 AMSAT 39th Annual Space
Symposium and General Meeting has been renamed in honor of Dr. Tom Clark,
K3IO (SK), Director Emeritus and President Emeritus of AMSAT and Amateur
Radio satellite pioneer. Clark died on September 28, 2021. He was 82.

This is a chance for “Amateur Radio in Space” enthusiasts from
all corners of the globe to learn more about AMSATâ€s Strategic Plan,
GOLF program, CubeSat Simulator and other exciting developments taking place
in the amateur satellite world.

AMSAT will host the 2021 AMSAT Dr. Tom Clark, K3IO, Memorial Space Symposium
and Annual General Meeting on Zoom for its members on Saturday, October
30,2021 from 9:00am CDT – 5:00pm CDT (UTC-5). The event will be a
combination of pre-recorded video segments along with live question and
answer sessions.

Registration for members is required and is available on AMSATâ€s
Member Portal,  Registration is free and registered
attendees will receive a digital copy of the AMSAT Symposium Proceedings,
entered into the Symposium prize drawings, and be able to participate in
discussions during each question and answer session.

The 2021 AMSAT Dr. Tom Clark, K3IO, Memorial Space Symposium and Annual
General Meeting will be available to the general public on AMSATâ€s
YouTube channel, at no cost.

Final papers for the Symposium Proceedings must be submitted by October 18,
2021 to Dan Schultz, N8FGV, n8fgv at usa dot net.  Symposium presentations
should be limited to 15 minutes of pre- recorded video. Video presentations
must be submitted by October 18, 2021 to Paul Stoetzer, N8HM, n8hm at arrl
dot net. We ask that presenters be available to take questions via Zoom
following the airing of their pre-recorded video.

Tentative Schedule

9:00am CDT – Opening Remarks

9:15am CDT – 2:00 pm CDT – General Presentations

2:00pm CDT – 3:00 pm CDT – AMSAT Education / CubeSat Simulator

3:00pm CDT – 4:00 pm CDT – AMSAT Engineering

4:00pm CDT – 5:00 pm CDT – 2020 AMSAT Annual General Meeting

Questions regarding the Symposium can be directed to info at amsat dot org.

[ANS thanks Paul Overn, KE0PBR, AMSAT Events page manager, for the above


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Satellite Shorts From All Over

+ UoSAT-OSCAR-9 (UoSAT-1), developed at the University of Surrey by Martin
Sweeting G3YJO and his team, was launched into orbit 40 years ago on October
6, 1981. UoSAT-1 was the first modern microsatellite with in-orbit
re-programmable computers and its signals were decoded and analyzed by
thousands of radio amateurs, schools & universities around the world. Find
out about the audacious favors Sir Martin Sweeting G3YJO called in to get
UoSAT-1 off the ground in 1981, and the ingenious hack he used to vibration
test it using a car and Guildford High Street! Read the UoSAT-1 story at:

[ANS thanks AMSAT-UK for the above information.]

+ In June this year (2021) the antenna control of the 20-meter antenna at the
observatory Bochum was damaged by a heavy lightning strike and had to be
repaired. The system was successfully recommissioned at the end of August,
including a new fine calibration. On behalf of DLR, the Bochum Observatory
and AMSAT-DL are now again supplying space weather data from the STEREO-A
spacecraft to NASA and the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC). The
successful repair is also due to the team of volunteers of AMSAT-DL and
Observatory Bochum. Especially mentioned are Mario DL5MLO, James G3RUH, Thilo
DJ5YM, Jens DH6BB, Ralf Höhinghaus and Peter DB2OS.

[ANS thanks AMSAT-DL for the above information.]

+ Satellite swarms are threatening the night sky. Is low-Earth orbit the next
great crucible of environmental conflict? Almost overnight, a new arena of
environmental conflict has opened up. Astronomers arenâ€t the only ones
who see an existential threat. Environmentalists, amateur stargazers, and
Indigenous leaders are working to revive astronomical traditions and see an
affront to the planetâ€s dwindling dark skies, an act as vandalistic as
carving initials into a tree trunk—in front of the whole world.	Read
the entire article, The Fault in Our Stars in Science magazine at

[ANS thanks for the above information.]

+ NOAA announced the appointment of 15 non-government members to the new
Space Weather Advisory Group (SWAG). The SWAG was established by Public Law
116-181, the Promoting Research and Observations of Space Weather to Improve
the Forecasting of Tomorrow Act of 2020, also known as the PROSWIFT Act. The
members were chosen to provide a range of views that represent the span of
the space weather community and end-user sectors. The SWAG will receive
advice from the academic community, the commercial space weather sector, and
nongovernmental space weather end-users to inform the National Science and
Technology Councilâ€s Space Weather Operations, Research, and
Mitigation (SWORM) Interagency Working Group (IWG). Read the entire article

[ANS thanks NASA and for the above information.]


Join AMSAT today at

In addition to regular membership, AMSAT offers membership to:

* Societies (a recognized group, clubs or organization).

* Primary and secondary school students are eligible for membership at
one-half the standard yearly rate.

* Post-secondary school students enrolled in at least half time status shall
be eligible for the student rate for a maximum of 6 post-secondary years in
this status.

* Memberships are available for annual and lifetime terms.

Contact info [at] for additional membership information.

73 and remember to help Keep Amateur Radio in Space!

This week's ANS Editor, Frank Karnauskas, N1UW

n1uw at amsat dot org


Frank Karnauskas, N1UW

Vice President, Development

Radio Amateur Satellite Corp. (AMSAT)

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Washington DC  20002

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