CAMSAT’s XW-3 (CAS-9) to Launch at 03:11 UTC on December 26th

The CAMSAT XW-3 (CAS-9) amateur radio satellite will be launched at UTC 03:11:31 on 2021-12-26, and will be deployed at 98.858° east longitude and 28.413° north latitude at UTC 03:35:58, location close to Western Australia.

XW-3 (CAS-9) satellite (image courtesy CAMSAT)

Radio amateurs will receive CW beacon and GMSK telemetry signals approximately 38 seconds after the satellite is separated from the launch vehicle, and then the linear transponder will be put into use after approximately 49 seconds.

Preliminary TLEs are:

XW-3(CAS-9)
1 99999U          21360.14997609  .00000032  00000-0  10363-4 0 00007
2 99999 098.5836 072.3686 0004232 307.2415 261.3002 14.38559758000156

The timeline of launch events and user’s manual follow:

XW-3_Amateur_Radio_Satellite_Launch_Time_Sequence

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XW-3_Amateur_Radio_Satellite_Users_Manual_V1.0

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[AMSAT thanks Alan Kung, BA1DU, CAMSAT, for the above information]

2021 AMSAT Space Symposium to Honor the Late Dr. Tom Clark, K3IO

The 2021 AMSAT 39th Annual Space Symposium and General Meeting has been renamed in honor of Dr. Tom Clark, K3IO (SK), Director Emeritus and President Emeritus of AMSAT and Amateur Radio satellite pioneer. Clark died on September 28th. He was 82.

The 2021 AMSAT Dr. Tom Clark, K3IO, Memorial Space Symposium and Annual General Meeting will be held virtually on Zoom on October 30th. AMSAT members may register to attend via AMSAT’s Member Portal, https://launch.amsat.org.

The 2021 AMSAT Dr. Tom Clark, K3IO, Memorial Space Symposium will also be available to the general public as a livestream event on AMSAT’s YouTube channel, https://youtu.be/RTvcceM7Tz0.

Please join us to celebrate the many contributions of Dr. Tom Clark, K3IO, and the exciting opportunities of Amateur Radio in space.

AMSAT Board of Directors 2021 Election Results

With the election period now ended for the 2021 AMSAT Board of Directors I am pleased to announce that the following members have been duly elected to serve a two-year term on the Board:

  • Joseph Armbruster, KJ4JIO
  • Robert Bankston, KE4AL
  • Jerry Buxton, N0JY
  • Zach Metzinger, N0ZGO

These join the existing Board members who have a year left in their current terms.

I present to you the new AMSAT Board of Directors:

  • Mark Hammond, N8MH
  • Bruce Paige, KK5DO
  • Paul Stoetzer, N8HM
  • Joseph Armbruster, KJ4JIO
  • Robert Bankston, KE4AL
  • Jerry Buxton, N0JY
  • Zach Metzinger, N0ZGO

Congratulations to the new Board of Directors and sincere thanks to each for stepping up to lead the organization into the future of amateur radio in space!

73,

Jeff Davis KE9V
Secretary
Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT)