On November 11, 2023, the HADES-D satellite was launched on a Falcon 9 launch vehicle from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. Developed by AMSAT-EA, the satellite carries an FM and digital repeater payload to provide services to amateur radio enthusiasts around the world. The satellite has been commissioned and the repeater is currently active.
At the request of AMSAT-EA, AMSAT hereby designates HADES-D as Spain-OSCAR 121 (SO-121). We congratulate AMSAT-EA, thank them for their contribution to the amateur satellite community, and wish them continued success on this and future projects.
[ANS thanks Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA, AMSAT Vice President – Operations and OSCAR Number Administrator, for the above information]