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AMSAT SPECIAL BULLETIN

AMSAT NEWS SERVICE BULLETIN 263.01 FROM AMSAT HQ
SILVER SPRING, MD, SEPTEMBER 19, 2000
TO ALL RADIO AMATEURS
BID: $ANS-263.01

The final preparation of AMSAT's Phase 3D satellite is proceeding on
schedule according to AMSAT-DL Executive Vice President Peter
Guelzow, DB2OS. Currently the emphasis is on RF testing of the
various transmitter and receiver systems, with the team reporting
success and no problems so far. The launch team had previously
performed successful pressure tests on the propulsion systems.

Peter is leading the launch team, consisting of the following
AMSAT-DL, AMSAT-OH  and AMSAT-NA members:

Wilfried Gladisch		(AMSAT-DL)
Horst Wagner			(AMSAT-DL)
Konrad Muller			(AMSAT-DL)
Herrmann Gunther		(AMSAT-DL)
Mirek Kasal			(AMSAT-DL)

Michael Fletcher		(AMSAT-OH)
Freddy deGuchteneire		(AMSAT-ON)

Chuck Green			(AMSAT-NA)
Dick Daniels			(AMSAT-NA)
Jay Ramdas			(AMSAT-NA)
Lou McFadin      		(AMSAT-NA)
Bdale Garbee			(AMSAT-NA)
Jim White			(AMSAT-NA)
Lyle Johnson			(AMSAT-NA)
Stacey Mills			(AMSAT-NA)
Stan Wood			(AMSAT-NA)

AMSAT-NA Executive Vice President Robin Haighton, VE3FRH,
reports the team now has electronic mail from the European
Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana and this will allow some
photographs of P3D's preparation for launch to be posted soon.

Stay tuned to ANS for additional bulletins from AMSAT, the
official source for information on the Phase 3D Launch.

[ANS thanks AMSAT-DL, AMSAT-OH and AMSAT-NA for this
information]

/EX

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