AMSAT currently manages five operational amateur satellites. Operating schedule information provided by AMSAT Operations is listed below. This information is subject to change. See the AMSAT-BB, @AMSAT on Twitter, and the AMSAT North America Facebook group for up-to-the-minute information.
AO-7 is available for use by amateur stations when in sunlight. Although the satellite generally powers up in Mode B when entering sunlight, it experiences mode switches to Mode A at times. Please limit your uplink power to no more than 100 watts ERP.
AO-85’s U/v FM repeater is continuously available for use by amateur stations.
Users are invited to send Robot36 SSTV mode via the FM repeater on AO-85 during UTC Wednesdays. Please identify prior to beginning transmissions, and only send when the uplink is clear.
Stations are requested to only uplink if they have a reasonable expectation of maintaining a full-quieting signal for the duration of the image transmission. Smaller stations are encouraged to focus on receiving the images.
Please don’t send questionable or provocative images. If in doubt, pick another one. Expect all ages to be participating.
AO-91’s U/v FM repeater is continuously available for use by amateur stations.
AO-92 operations are scheduled among the U/v FM repeater, L-Band Downshifter, Virginia Tech Camera, and the University of Iowa’s High Energy Radiation CubeSat Instrument (HERCI).
For the week of 18 – 24 Feb 2018, the following mode changes are scheduled:
Approximately 0200UTC 18Feb we will enable the L band uplink for ~24 hours
Approximately 0255UTC 20Feb we will enable high speed data in order to download from the HERCI experiment for 40 minutes
Approximately 1540UTC 21Feb we will enable high speed data in order to download from the VT camera for 40 minutes
Approximately 0215UTC 22Feb we will enable high speed data in order to download from the HERCI experiment for 40 minutes
All other times the U/v repeater will be open continuously.
The FalconSAT-3 9k6 V/u digipeater and BBS are continuously available for use by amateur stations.
Updated February 1, 2018