Student and amateur CubeSat news roundup – May.6.2019

A sampling of recent articles, press releases, etc. related to student and amateur CubeSat / SmallSat projects and programs:

** World Scout Jamboree Gearing Up for Significant Amateur Radio Presence – Amateur radio enthusiasts aim to introduce scouts to ham radio activities including satellite communications:

“The goals of the Amateur Radio station at the World Scout Jamboree are to introduce Amateur Radio to Scouts and Scout leaders through hands-on participation in two-way communication with other stations across the globe. This activity will also serve as the Amateur Radio voice of the Jamboree,” the World Scout Jamboree Amateur Radio Exhibit Operational Vision document states. Other facets of Amateur Radio at the Jamboree will include Amateur Radio direction finding (ARDF), Amateur Radio satellite contacts, and a scheduled Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact with an ISS crew member.

** AMSAT news on student and amateur CubeSat/smallsat projects: ANS-125 AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin

  • Call for Nominations – AMSAT Board of Directors
  • Buxton and Glasbrenner Address CubeSat Developers Workshop
  • AO-91 Anomaly on April 30th Resolved
  • Es’hail-2 Awards at RSGB AGM
  • AMSAT Academy Registration Closes May 10, 2019
  • First Mauritius Satellite Effort Begins
  • Fly Your Satellite! 2 Team completes Phase D Workshop
  • VUCC Awards-Endorsements for April 2019
  • CSVHFS Solicits Papers, Presentations and Posters for Conference
  • World Scout Jamboree Will Feature Amateur Radio Satellites
  • Fifty Years of AMSAT History – What Happened in May
  • Upcoming Satellite Operations
  • ARISS News
  • Satellite Shorts from All Over

And a note about a veteran AMSAT:

Misc. CubeSat/SmallSat info:


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