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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
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4555298.stm

A video of the launch can be seen on the BBC website
http://news.bbc.co.uk/nolavconsole/ukfs_news/hi/newsid_4560000/newsid_4563400/nb_wm_4563446.stm

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 
at:

http://www.southgatearc.org/articles/galileo.htm

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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