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First Galileo Satellite Launched

The first Gallileo satellite built by SSTL has been successfully launched.

BBC News 24 is running a report on it every half an hour which has included 
an interview with the Radio Amateur who founded SSTL, Professor Sir Martin 
Sweeting G3YJO. Martin is also Chairman of AMSAT-UK.

For a BBC news report see

A video of the launch can be seen on the BBC website

One of the transponder of the Galileo network will use 1260-1300 MHz. Peter 
Blair G3LTF's paper it's potential impact on Amateur operations can be seen 


AMSAT-UK produce a quarterly newsletter "Oscar News" which is full of 
Amateur Satellite information. For membership details contact the secretary 
Jim Heck G3WGM
Tel: +44 (0)1258 453959
E-mail: g3wgm@amsat.org
Website: http://www.uk.amsat.org/

73 and a Happy New Year to you all

Trevor M5AKA
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