AMSAT and ISS amateur radio news

Go to AMSAT News for the latest headlines about developments in amateur and student satellites and for updates about amateur radio on the ISS.

ANS 027 Weekly AMSAT Bulletin – January 26, 2013:

* AMSAT-NA Website Outage
* K6GSJ Donates OSCAR-1 Historical Artifacts to ARRL Archives
* Open Source Satellite OSSI CubeSat Launch in April 2013
* IARU Satellite Coordination Board Says DOVE-1 Will Not Use 145.825
* Vote for Your Favorite Photos From Japan's PRISM Satellite
* February 14 PSLV-C20 Launch Planned by India
* Surrey Satellite Selected to Evaluate Small Satellites for GPS
* NASA History Program Office Summer 2013 Internships
* Satellite Shorts From All Over

ISDC 2013 call for papers

The National Space Society‘s annual conference  is happening in just a few months: ISDC 2013. May 23 – 27, 2013. San Diego, California – Global Collaboration in 21st Century Space

They have a call out for talk proposals with Abstracts due 7 Feb 2013 : Int’l Space Dev Conference Call for Proposals

The sessions will include four on solar power from space:


Space‐Based Solar Power

Session 1 Friday a.m.
“Timing, Budget, Economics, and Commercialization of SBSP”  Funding sources/methods, Urgency, pace Amounts needed, how to sustain, Net Present Value, Cost‐of‐ownership, Financing

Session 2 Friday p.m.
“Components, Infrastructure, and Enabling Technology for SBSP”
Rectennae and WPT, Energy conversion Power management, Thermal management Station keeping, structural dynamics On‐orbit assembly, Repair, protection, robustness, safety, Sustainment, end‐of‐life


Session 3 Saturday a.m.
“Motivation, Urgency, Scope, and Collaborations for SBSP”
Baseload power uses, Space settlement Leadership, Innovation, Economics, Environment

Session 4 Saturday p.m.
“Architecture, Pathways to Success, and Obstacles for SBSP”
Orbital configurations, Launch systems SSP architecture, Transition pathways Global initiatives, Resistance/Opposition Politics & Policy


Everyone can participate in space