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* 41st AMSAT Space Symposium & Annual General Meeting Schedule and Livestream Details Announced

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ANS-293 AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 293.01
DATE October 20, 2023
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41st AMSAT Space Symposium & Annual General Meeting Schedule and Livestream Details Announced

The 41st AMSAT Space Symposium & Annual General Meeting lifts off at 1:00pm Central Daylight Time / 18:00 UTC on Friday, October 20th. If you are not joining us in Dallas this year, we are pleased to offer a live stream of the Symposium sessions on AMSAT's YouTube channel at

The Symposium schedule and direct livestream links for each day follow. All times are Central Daylight Time (UTC-5). The sessions start at 18:00 UTC on Friday and 13:00 UTC on Saturday.

Friday, October 20th

YouTube -

1:00 – 1:15 Welcome
Robert Bankston, KE4AL, AMSAT President

1:15 – 1:45 A Survey of Small Satellite Propulsion Systems
Jonathan Brandenburg, KF5IDY, AMSAT Assistant VP Engineering

1:45 – 3:00 AMSAT Engineering Update
Jerry Buxton, N0JY, AMSAT VP Engineering
Jonathan Brandenburg, KF5IDY, AMSAT Assistant VP Engineering
Zach Metzinger, N0ZGO, AMSAT Board of Directors

3:00 – 3:15 Break

3:15 – 4:15 PACSAT Update and Demonstration
Bill Reed, NX5R, PACSAT Project Manager, et al

4:15 – 5:00 Break-Out Session
Member Services

Saturday, October 21st

YouTube -

8:00 – 8:15 Welcome
Robert Bankston, KE4AL, AMSAT President

8:15 – 9:00 CubeSatSim Update and Demonstration
Alan Johnston, KU2Y, AMSAT VP Educational Resources

9:00 – 9:30 ThinSat Project for High Schools
Nick Pugh, K5QXY, and Bob Twiggs, KE6QMD

9:30 – 10:00 AMSAT Youth Initiative
Frank Karnauskas, N1UW, AMSAT VP Development

10:00 – 10:15 Break

10:15 – 10:45 Amateur Radio Spectrum Use in the Lunar Environment
 Frank Bauer, KA3HDO, ARISS-NA Executive Director
10:45 – 11:15 Amateur Satellite Secondary Payloads
 Drew Glasbrenner, AMSAT Board of Directors/VP Operations

11:15 – 11:35 AMSAT-HB Update
 Michael Lipp, HB9WDF, President, AMSAT-HB
11:35 - 12:00 TBD

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 1:45 ARISS Update
Dave Taylor, W8AAS, AMSAT US Delegate to ARISS International

1:45 - 2:15 40th Anniversary of Hams in Space & 2024 Anniversary Event
Frank Bauer, KA3HDO, ARISS-NA Executive Director

2:15 – 2:45 Planned Non-AMSAT Amateur Satellites
Paul Stoetzer, N8HM, AMSAT Executive Vice President

2:45 – 3:15 Space Qualified Antennas
Kent Britain, WA5VJB

3:30 PM – 4:45 PM AMSAT Annual General Meeting & Awards Ceremony

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