AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin
February 2, 2024
In this edition:
- Request to Reconsider Decommissioning of IO-117 Under Evaluation by Italian Space Agency
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Request to Reconsider Decommissioning of IO-117 Under Evaluation by Italian Space Agency
Moments ago, the AMSAT News Service received the following announcement from AMSAT Italia regarding IO-117 (GreenCube):
AMSAT Italia would like to inform the amateur community that its request to the Italian Space Agency, the owner of the GREENCUBE satellite, to reconsider its decision of decommissioning the satellite is under evaluation.
Waiting for its decision, IO-117 is still operational.
The GreenCube satellite was born as a scientific experiment placed in MEO orbit which successfully concluded its mission.
IO-117 is the HAM Radio part of the satellite consisting of a digipeter which was promoted by AMSAT Italia and coordinated by IARU-R1.
At the moment AMSAT Italia is committed to promoting the continuation of the mission for the HAM Radio part of Greencube.
AMSAT Italia BoD
[ANS thanks AMSAT Italia for the above information]
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This week’s ANS Contributing Editor,
Paul Stoetzer, N8HM
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