SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-215.02 ARISSat-1/KEDR Deployed on August 3 - Signals Received
AMSAT News Service Bulletin 215.02
From AMSAT HQ SILVER SPRING, MD.
August 3, 2011 To All RADIO AMATEURS BID: $ANS-215.02
AMSAT NEWS SERVICE SPECIAL BULLETIN ANS-215 In this Special Bulletin: * ARISSat-1/KEDR Deployed on August 3 - Signals Received
ARISSat-1/KEDR has been deployed from the ISS during EVA-29 on Wednesday, August 3 by Cosmonaut/Flight Engineers Sergei Volkov and Alexander Samokutyaev. First signals have been received by JR8LWY reporting copy of the telemetry beacon as the satel- lite passed over Japan.
Full operational capability of ARISSat-1/KEDR is still under evaluation pending performance evaluation of the UHF antenna. Please submit your reception signal reports on amsat-bb and via the mission's e-mail boxes on http://www.amsat.org.
AMSAT President Barry Baines, WD4ASW, observed, "Welcome to a new era as AMSAT returns to space with ARISSat-1/KEDR. I encour- age all hams, SWLs, educators, and experimenters to enjoy the unique opportunity presented by this mission to learn about ama- teur radio in space, enhance and improve your station, and hone your operating skills as you try out all of this satellite's features."
Barry continues, "ARISSat-1/KEDR marks a new type of satellite which has captured the attention of the national space agencies around the world for the unique educational opportunity we have been able to design, launch, and now operate. By designing an educational mission aligned with NASA's Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics goals amateur radio operators around the world can now enjoy a new satellite in orbit."
ARISSat-1/KEDR Project Manager, Gould Smith, WA4SXM said, "Dozens of amateur radio volunteers, AMSAT, ARRL, NASA, and Energia have teamed up for this successful mission to bring you the most unique and innovative amateur radio satellite mission flying 220 miles above your QTH at 17,500 mph! Congratulations to all who made ARISSat-1 successful!"
Continuing, Gould said, "ARRISat-1/KEDR has been developed, built, and tested by a remarkable team of radio amateurs. As the Project Manager for ARISSat-1/KEDR these past three years I have had the opportunity to work with these creative people to get to where we are now ... IN ORBIT!"
Congratulations to our ARISSat-1/KEDR team:
Tony Monteiro, AA2TX Dave Jordan, AA4KN Claire Fredlund John Charais Mark Steiner, K3MS Jim Diggs, K4AHO George Presley, K4RSV Jim Johns, KA0IQT Douglas Quagliana, KA2UPW Phil Karn, KA9Q Carol Jackson, KB3LKI Dick Jansson, KD1K Bob Davis, KF4KSS Joe Armbruster, KJ4JIO Joe Fitzgerald, KM1P Chuck Green, N0ADI Gilbert Mackall, N3RZN Mark Severance, N5XWF Kenneth Ransom, N5VHO Bill Ress, N6GHZ Steve Bible, N7HPR Joe Julicher, N9WXU Jerry Zdenek, N9YTK Bill Reed, NX5R Sergey Samburov, RV3DR Valery Pikkiev, RW3WW Sergey Borodin Tim Moffat Lou McFadin, W5DID Larry Brown, W7LB Stan Wood, WA4NFY Alan Biddle, WA4SCA Gould Smith, WA4SXM Graham Shirville, G3VZV John Klingelhoeffer, WB4LNM Barry Baines, WD4ASW Bob Schwerdlin, WG9L Carmine Fiorello, WK6C Carl Zelich, AA4MI Hank Sill, AC4ZI Olon Henderson, AJ4HP Garry Tuttle, N2EOX Mike Welch, W1MNW
[ANS thanks AMSAT President Barry Baines, WD4ASW and ARISSat-1/KEDR Project Manager, Gould Smith, WA4SXM for the above information]