SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-311.01 ANS Special Bulletin - AubieSat-1 Designated AO-71
AMSAT News Service Bulletin 311.01
From AMSAT HQ SILVER SPRING, MD.
November 7, 2011 To All RADIO AMATEURS BID: $ANS-311.01
OSCAR Number Administrator, Bill Tynan, W3XO reports that he has ad- vised J. M. Wersinger, PhD, KI4YAU, Professor Emeritus and Director of Auburn University's Student Space Program, that following the successful NASA ELaNa III launch on October 28, 2011 of AubieSat-1, and by the request of the AubieSat-1 team, the new satellite has been assigned an OSCAR number.
Professor Wersinger documented that telemetry has been received from the satellite. The IARU-Sat Website states that AubieSat-1 was fully coordinated with the IARU.
Bill wrote, "Therefore, by the authority vested in me by the AMSAT-NA President, I hereby designate AubieSat-1 as AubieSat Oscar 71 or AO-71 and welcome this newest OSCAR into the Amateur Radio satellite commun- ity. On behalf of AMSAT-NA and the world's amateur radio satellite community, I congratulate Professor Wersinger, Auburn University and all of those responsible for building, testing and launching this new CubeSat. May its mission meet with success."
[ANS thanks OSCAR Number Administrator, Bill Tynan, W3XO for the above information]