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Call for Papers - 2006 AMSAT Space Symposium

2006 AMSAT North America Space Symposium
6-8 October 2006, Foster City, California
Call for Papers: First Announcement

Invitation: Speakers are invited to submit and 
present papers dealing with the science of 
Amateur Radio Satellites and associated 
technologies for the AMSAT 2006 Space Symposium. 
The Symposium will be held at the Crowne Plaza 
Hotel in Foster City, California approximately 
10km south of San Francisco International 
Airport. This is an annual Symposium, however the 
2005 Symposium was cancelled due to hurricane 
damage caused by hurricanes Katrina and Rita. 
Speakers originally scheduled for the 2005 
Symposium are invited to re-submit papers for the 2006 Symposium.

Topics: Recommended topics include but are not 
limited to the following categories:

	AMSAT Eagle
	Microsatellite Projects
	Cubesat and Nanosatellite Projects
	Attitude Determination and Control
	Digital Modes
	Education and Outreach
	Launch Opportunities
	Status Reports

Other Activities:
	The AMSAT Board of Directors will meet on 5-6 October.
	The AMSAT Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on 6 October.
	AMSAT International will meet 8 October
	The IARU Satellite Committee will meet during 
the Symposium and will hold a public round table 
discussion on frequency coordination on 8 October
	The ARISS International Delegates Meeting will be held on 9-10 October
	"Birds of a Feather" sessions (BOFS) will be available on request

Deadline: Applications to present papers must be 
submitted by 15 July 2006. Papers must be 
submitted no later than 1 August 2006.

Procedure: The planning committee has created an 
online registration system where you can submit 
your abstract and track it. Using this system you 
will allow you to submit your paper and any subsequent changes online.
Visit the 2006 Symposium Paper Registration webpage for instructions:

Organizer: Project OSCAR.  Contact Emily Clarke, 
N1DID for additional information

Venue: See the 2006 Space Symposium web page for 
additional information about the venue.
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