May 26, 2002

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UNSW BlueSat Project Update

Darran Siu, Electrical Systems Manager for the University of New South Wales BlueSat Satellite project provided ANS with some current information about the project.

BlueSat is currently a student project managed and run entirely by students at The University of New South Wales. It is part of the UNSW Laboratory for Students Space Development program, a student-led umbrella body whose purpose is to foster the development of space related projects at UNSW.

The program aims to create an awareness for space science developments within the UNSW community, to get students involved in space related projects using real-world with hands on experience.

The BlueSat project has be helped by the AMSAT-NA Microsat design, which was kindly supplied by the Australia Space Research Institute (who received the information originally from AMSAT-NA).

The project has also been helped with the expertise of several AMSAT-NA members, chief among them AO-40 Team member Dick Jansson, WD4FAB.

Currently, the design of the satellite it set to support a digital amateur radio communication scheme, however, an FM bent-pipe repeater may also be included in the final launch design. Frequencies have not yet been decided.

Stay tuned to ANS for further update.

[ANS thanks the BlueSat Satellite team for this information]

ANS in Brief

ANS news in brief this week includes the following:

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This week's AMSAT News Service bulletins were edited by AMSAT  News Service editor Dan James, NN0DJ.