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Re: Volunteer Ground Stations Needed for University Project



What a great way to use amateur radio....
I would help but all my gear is in storage....no room for antennas.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "VolStations" <volstations@hotmail.com>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Friday, April 27, 2001 10:39 am
Subject: [amsat-bb] Volunteer Ground Stations Needed for University Project


> Dear AMSAT members:
> 
>        Our names are Barry Tobias and Stephen Forbes and we are students at
> Washington University in St. Louis.  As you may know, this summer,
> adventurist Steve Fossett will be attempting to circumnavigate the world,
> solo, in his balloon.  He will be launching from Kalgoorlie, in southwestern
> Australia.  Stephen and I are part of a group (Project ARIA) that focuses on
> space systems engineering, including the development of a CubeSat (10 cm3
> satellite).  We have been given the opportunity to fly a prototype of this
> satellite, demonstrating key technologies, aboard Mr. Fossett's balloon.
> Along with acquiring various types of data, we will also be acquiring images
> and transmitting them back to the ground station in St. Louis.  We have
> designed the system so that it will autonomously transmit the data, via
> amateur satellites, to our St. Louis ground station, where we will download
> the data.
> 
>         Currently we are working with Roy Welch with respect to this
> process, however, if anyone would like to pass on any advice regarding this,
> we would be more than happy to hear from you.  We are also looking at the
> possibilities of having ground stations (in Australia, Southern America,
> South Pacific, and Southern Africa) to download some of the data and send it
> back to us via the internet.  If any of you may be interested in being one
> of these ground stations, please let us know.  You can contact us at
> VolStations@hotmail.com.
> 
> Sincerely,
> 
> Barry Tobias (KG4LAK)
> Project ARIA Student Coordinator
> 
> Stephen Forbes (KD7LKG)
> Project Palantir Communications Officer
> 
> Professor Keith Bennett
> Affiliate Associate Professor of Computer Science
> Campus Box 1045
> One Brookings Drive
> St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
> (314) 935-6648
> bennett@seas.wustl.edu
> 
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