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Re: 15-Oct Launch?



    Sorry for the bandwidth if this has been discussed but were the four
    amateur satellites (JAWSAT, ASUSat1, OPAL, and StenSat) launched last
    month as scheduled?

Here's the latest word is from _Florida Today_:

   Tentatively Dec. 3: Orbital Sciences Minotaur with JAWSAT, FalconSat,
   ASUSat 1 and OPAL (Orbiting Picosat Automatic Launcher) carrying
   STENSAT, MASAT (Miniature Amateur Radio Satellite), DARPA Picosat and
   Artemis Picosat spacecraft from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., during an
   approximate launch window of 9:07 to 9:30 p.m. EST (0207-0230 GMT on Dec. 4).
				[http://www.flatoday.com/space/next/sked.htm]

Additional information on this may be found at:

        http://www.qsl.net/kd6pag/AO-27/future.html

I count six myself, but that includes at least one which only generates
telemetry.  Who knows which will be operational, but hopefully that'll
take at least some of the load off of AO-27 and make it more feasible
to encourage others to do low-budget/QRP satellite work.

                                -- KD6PAG
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