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Re: OSCAR numbers



AMSAT has always had trouble figuring out whether ISS, its accoutrements, 
and appendages are satellites...hence SAREX...

Roger
WA1KAT

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert Bruninga" <bruninga@usna.edu>
To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2005 3:34 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] OSCAR numbers


>>>> "Graham Shirville" <g.shirville@btinternet.com>
>>I am deighted to ... report that... SSETI has been
>>given the designation Express OSCAR 53.
>
> Congratulations!  It is well diserved!
>
> It is always good to see the OSCAR numbers
> increase showing the amount of amateur radio
> accomplishments in space over the last 44 years.
>
> Interestingly, we were a little surprised and
> disappointed that AMSAT denied an OSCAR number
> for PCSAT2 because it is physically attached to
> the ISS even though it is completely self contained
> and self sufficent.
>
> The only reason it is attached is so that we can
> bring it back after 1 year of space exposure to
> evaluate the effects of space on solar cells.
> We were looking forward to being the first OSCAR
> ever returned to Earth and still working.
>
> de WB4APR
>
>>and Neil's acknowledgement email... really says it all.
>>"On behalf of the SSETI Express team I'd like to
>>thank you and the Board for granting SSETI Express
>>an OSCAR number....
>>
>>Your recognition of our efforts is much appreciated
>>and a real landmark in the cooperation between
>>the SSETI community and the Amateur Radio
>>community.
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