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Re: [ans] ANS-313 Breaking News



Cheers to our good friends!

73's

Don Woodward
KD4APP
AMSAT 33535
http://kd4app.webhop.org


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Johnson" <webmaster@badgersoft.com>
To: <ans@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Sunday, November 09, 2003 09:20
Subject: [ans] ANS-313 Breaking News


AMSAT NEWS SERVICE

ANS-313

This is an addition to the ANS Bulletin for Sunday 9th September 2003. It
Contains a press release published today (9th, November, 2003) by AMSAT-UK

SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-313.07
AMSAT-UK TO DONATE FUNDS FOR AMSAT-NA AND AMSAT-DL PROJECTS

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 313.07 From AMSAT HQ
SILVER SPRING, MD.  November 9, 2003
To All RADIO AMATEURS
BID: $ANS-313.07

Press Release:

AMSAT-UK is funding the development of two new amateur radio satellites by
donating £10,000 to each of two projects in the USA and Germany. In
accordance
with their constitution, at their meeting on Sat 25 Oct 2003, the committee
of
AMSAT-UK decided to make an immediate donation of £10,000 to the AMSAT-NA
Project Echo Launch Campaign Fund. Also at the meeting they decided to
earmark
£10,000 for transfer to AMSAT-DL to support the Phase 3 Express project when
a
suitable component for funding can be identified.

In making these grants, the committee, on behalf of all members of AMSAT-UK,

wish AMSAT-NA and AMSAT-DL every success with their projects.

The Project Echo satellite is due to be launched on 31 Mar 2004 on a Depnr
rocket into low earth orbit. As well as an FM transponder, it will have
various
data modes, using S and L bands. Further details of the satellite are
available at
http://www.amsat.org/amsat/sats/echo/article-02-11.html

It is understood that Phase 3 E Express is likely to be launched in
2005/2006.
It will be launch from an Arriane rocket, and will carry its own rocket
motor which
will eventually place it in a highly elliptical orbit, allowing radio
amateurs
access to its analogue transponder operating on 2m and 70 cms for hours at a
time.
It will also have a variety of other transmitters and receivers on higher
frequency
bands. Further details at http://www.amsat-dl.org/p3e/

More information from J D Heck, G3WGM, Hon Sec AMAST-UK, Tel (44) 1258
453959,
g3wgm@amsat.org, or JD Heck, Badgers, Letton Close, Blandford, Dorset, DT11
7SS


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

/EX

73,

This weeks ANS Editor,

Dave Johnson, G4DPZ, g4dpz@amsat.org, www.g4dpz.com







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