AMSAT NEWS SERVICE SPECIAL BULLETIN ANS-232.01
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* Harbin Institute of Technology Lunar Satellites Designated as Lunar- OSCAR 93 (LO-93) and as Lunar-OSCAR 94 (LO-94)
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AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin 232.01
From AMSAT HQ KENSINGTON, MD.
DATE August 20, 2018 To All RADIO AMATEURS BID: $ANS-232.01
On May 20th, 2018, a pair of microsatellites, DSLWP-A and DSLWP-B, were successfully launched into a lunar transfer orbit aboard a Chinese CZ-4C launch vehicle. Telemetry signals were soon received from both satellites, although DSLWP-A was lost the following day. On May 25th, DSLWP-B was successfully placed in lunar orbit. Since then, it has continued transmitting GMSK and JT4G telemetry data, including SSDV digital images, and a short message relay service. More than 40 amateur radio operators around the world have successfully received the satellite.
At the request of the Harbin Institute of Technology, AMSAT hereby designates DSLWP-A as Lunar-OSCAR 93 (LO-93) and DSLWP-B as Lunar- OSCAR 94 (LO-94). We congratulate the owners and operators of LO-93 and LO-94, thank them for their contribution to the amateur satellite community, and wish them continued success on this and future projects.
Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA AMSAT VP Operations / OSCAR Number Administrator
[ANS thanks AMSAT OSCAR Number Administrator, Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA for the above information]
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73 and Remember to help keep Amateur Radio in space, This week's ANS Contributing Editor, Joe Spier, K6WAO k6wao at amsat dot org