AMSAT & ISS amateur radio news – Nov.24.13 – “A Historic Week” – 64 cubesats orbited

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ANS 328 Weekly AMSAT Bulletin – Nov.23, 2013:

* A Historic Week for CubeSat Launches

This week has seen the deployment of 64 cubesats, with 35 of the satellites operating on amateur radio frequencies, now orbiting our Earth.

Barry Baines, WD4ASW, President of AMSAT-NA and all of the editors of the AMSAT News Service wish to congratulate all of the teams that have had satellites deployed. May your birds fly high, sing loud, and live long!

I have tried to capture a majority of the events as they have occurred from the newest (at the top) to the oldest (earlier in the week at the bottom). For further information please check the team’s website or better yet, get on the air and work the birds!

* FUNcube-1 spacecraft now named AO-73
* Amateur Radio Satellites Launched Nov 21 on Dnepr
* NASA ELaNa-4 Cubesats Launched Nov 19 with ORS-3 Minotaur from Wallops, VA
* South Africa ZACube-1 Now Named TshepisoSat
* Assistance requested in receiving UNISAT-5 payloads
* Adding new satellites to SatPC32 and Gpredict
* Triton-1 Update November 23
* Delfi-n3Xt Update November 22
* FUNcube-1 (AO-73) Transponder Activation
* FUNcube-1 Transponder in Autonomous Mode
* Satellite TLE Challenge Begins
* FUNcube-1 (AO-73) Transponder Test Saturday November 23
* $50Sat Eagle2 PocketQube Operational
* BBC TV visit FUNcube station at RSGB National Radio Centre
* FUNcube-1 (AO-73): First Transponder Test
* FUNcube-1 (AO-73): First Fitter Message Uploaded
* FUNcube-1 Loud and Clear in Essex
* FUNcube-1 on BBC News
* Florida SwampSat Team Request Assistance
* FUNcube-1 Deployed
* FUNcube-1 Bletchley Park monitoring station ready for launch
* Minotaur-1 Deploys CubeSats
* Triton-1 Update
* FUNcube Dashboard – New Version v806 Released
* Help Track ISS CubeSats
* Delfi-n3Xt Update
* Help needed with the CAPE II satellite
* Dual-Band Slim Jim Antenna for Satellites
* PhoneSat 2.4
* ARISS News
* Satellite Shorts from All Over