38th Annual AMSAT Space Symposium and Annual General Meeting

The 2020 Virtual AMSAT Space Symposium and Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday, October 17th from 9:00am CDT – 5:00pm CDT / 14:00 UTC – 22:00 UTC.  Registration closes Friday, October 16th at 5:00pm CDT / 22:00 UTC.

AMSAT members are encouraged to register for the Symposium. Registered members will be eligible for prize drawings and will be able to participate in Q&A sessions during the event. There are a lot of great presentations scheduled, so you do not want to miss this event!

AMSAT members who are not able to log in to their accounts in order to register should consult the instructions for gaining access.

Login details for the Zoom Webinar as well as a link to the 2020 AMSAT Symposium Proceedings will be emailed to registered attendees shortly after registration closes.

If you are not an AMSAT member, please consider joining AMSAT and registering for the webinar. An annual membership is just $44 ($22 for students) and includes access to The AMSAT Journal (including archives dating back to 2014), access to all Proceedings of AMSAT Symposia dating back to 1986, and access to special events such as this Virtual Symposium.

If you do not wish to join AMSAT at this time, or prefer to view another way, the Symposium will also be simulcast via YouTube.

If you are not able to join us or watch for the day, the YouTube replay will remain available for future viewing.

Schedule

Time (CDT) Time (UTC) Presentation Title / Panelists
9:00am 14:00 Welcoming Remarks

Panelists: Clayton Coleman, W5PFG

9:15am 14:15 AMSAT GOLF-TEE System Overview and Development Status – Eric Skoog, K1TVV

Panelists: Eric Skoog, K1TVV, Burns Fisher, WB1FJ, Chris Thompson, AC2CZ/G0KLA, Zach Metzinger, N0GZO, Jerry Buxton, N0JY

9:45am 14:45 GOLF IHU Coordination – Burns Fisher, WB1FJ

Panelists: Eric Skoog, K1TVV, Burns Fisher, WB1FJ, Chris Thompson, AC2CZ/G0KLA, Zach Metzinger, N0GZO, Jerry Buxton, N0JY

10:15am 15:15 GOLF Downlink Coordination – Burns Fisher, WB1FJ, Chris Thompson, AC2CZ/G0KLA

Panelists: Eric Skoog, K1TVV, Burns Fisher, WB1FJ, Chris Thompson, AC2CZ/G0KLA, Zach Metzinger, N0GZO, Jerry Buxton, N0JY

10:45am 15:45 FUNcube Next – Phil Ashby, M6IPX, Graham Shirville, G3VZV

Panelists: Phil Ashby, M6IPX, Graham Shirville, G3VZV, Wouter Weggelaar, PA3WEG

11:15am 16:15 LunART (Luna Amateur Radio Transponder) – Peter Guezlow, DB2OS

Panelists: Peter Guezlow, DB2OS

11:45am 16:45 CatSat HF Experiment Overview – Mike Parker, KT7D, and Chris Walker, K7CKW

Panelists: Mike Parker, KT7D, Chris Walker, K7CKW

12:15pm 17:15 Neutron-1 CubeSat – University of Hawaii – Hawaii Space Flight Laboratory

Panelists: Miguel Nunes, Amber Imai-Hong, Lloyd French

12:45pm 17:45 Progress and Development of Open Source Electric Propulsion for Nanosats and Picosats – Michael Bretti, Applied Ion Systems

Panelists: Michael Bretti

1:15pm 18:15 AMSAT Education – Co-Host: Alan Johnston, KU2Y

  • AMSAT Education: CubeSatSim Project Update – Alan Johnston, KU2Y, and Pat Kilroy, N8PK
  • STEM Payload Board – David White, WD6DRI
  • Building the AMSAT CubeSatSim (By a Complete Novice) – Christine Mehner, MD, PhD, KO4EWG
  • ARISS Radio Pi  and the CubeSatSim Lite – Melissa Pore, KM4CZN
  • A Guide to the AMSAT CubeSatSim – Alan Johnston, KU2Y, Pat Kilroy, N8PK, Jim McLaughlin, KI6ZUM, and David White, WD6DRI

Panelists: Alan Johnston, KU2Y (Co-Host), Pat Kilroy, N8PK, David White, WD6DRI, Christine Mehner, MD, PhD, KO4EWG, Melissa Pore, KM4CZN, Jim McLaughlin, KI6ZUM

2:15pm 19:15 ARISS (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station) / AREx (Amateur Radio Exploration) – Co-Host: Frank Bauer, KA3HDO

  • ARISS: 2020 Update – Dave Taylor, W8AAS
  • Next Generation Radio System – First Element Operations and Future System Plans – Kerry Banke, N6IZW
  • AREx/Lunar Gateway and Other Lunar Opportunities – Frank Bauer, KA3HDO

Panelists: Frank Bauer, KA3HDO (Co-Host), Dave Taylor, W8AAS, Chet Latawiec, VE3CFK, Kerry Banke, N6IZW, Lou McFadin, W5DID

3:15pm 20:15 AMSAT Engineering – Co-Host: Jerry Buxton, N0JY

  • Fox-1 Program Lessons Learned
  • GOLF Update

Panelists: Jerry Buxton, N0JY (Co-Host), Eric Skoog, K1TVV, Burns Fisher, WB1FJ, Chris Thompson, AC2CZ/G0KLA, Zach Metzinger, N0ZGO, Ray Roberge, WA1CYB

4:15pm 21:15 AMSAT Annual General Meeting – Co-Host: Clayton Coleman, W5PFG

  • 2020 AMSAT Update
  • AMSAT Field Day Awards – Bruce Paige,  KK5DO

Panelists: Clayton Coleman, W5PFG (Co-Host), Paul Stoetzer, N8HM, Robert Bankston, KE4AL, Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA, Frank Karnauskas, N1UW, Alan Johnston, KU2Y, Jerry Buxton, N0JY, Bruce Paige, KK5DO

5:00pm 22:00 Informal Zoom Session

Panelists: All interested attendees