May 06

Hallo world!

The AMSAT-ON website is updated.

Enjoy!!!

73, Jan
ON7UX

Nov 26

OUFTI-1 on the launchpad

OUFTI-1 is a “real” satellite and will be launched by a launch vehicle and will be in orbit just like Hubble or the GPS constellation. It is now ready to go into space.

Nov 09

OUFTI-1 a small cubesat gets big

OUFTI-1 the first satellite project developed by students in Belgium get to be launched into orbit in 2015. A trip to space, the stars of Liège, whose preparation is nearing its end.

Mar 26

15th European Interparliamentary Space Conference (EISC)

The European Interparliamentary Space Conference (EISC) workshop on small, micro, nano and CubeSat missions took place on March 25 2013 Euro Space Center in Transinne and ESA Redu Centre, Belgium.

AMSAT Belgium and the UBA took advantage of the opportunity to demonstrate the engineering model of the AMSAT-UK FUNcube-1 satellite along with the FUNcube Dongle SDR for telemetry decoding.

The European Interparliamentary Space Conference (EISC) is established in 1999 as a permanent forum for interparliamentary co-operation in space between the European national parliaments interest in space policy, it aims at facilitating the exchange of information on space activities and at promoting mutual understanding of national policies through the provision of a forum for analysing the major issues at stake in the European space sector.

Jul 23

OUFTI-1 – ULg CubeSat – status June 2011

On Wednesday, June 29, 2011 the OUFTI-1 team presented the current state of development of the first Belgian student nanosatellite and recent realizations in the OUFTI-1 project, as well a demonstration of ongoing activities.

The OUFTI-1 team presented at the Montefiore Institute of the University of Liège the current state of development of the first Belgian student nanosatellite and recent realizations.

 

 

 

 

 

Apr 28

“European Amateur Radio Benefiting Society”

Tuesday 27 April 2010, 12 students of the European School, Brussels were invited to visit the Exhibition set up by the International Amateur Radio Union in collaboration with the European Space Agency in the European Parliament, Brussels and sponsored by MEP Birgit  Sippel, Germany. The Exhibition’s name is “European Amateur Radio Benefiting Society” and the thematics are Emergency, Education and Space.

The students, aged 14-18, accompanied by two science teachers, were welcomed by ARISS Chairman Gaston Bertels, ON4WF who introduced the event with a general presentation on the orbital and technical aspects of VHF communications between amateur radio ground stations and the ISS. The students asked many interesting questions while they observed the projection of the world map showing the ISS progressing towards Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Two hours later, three space travelers representing three Space Agencies visited the Exhibition: ISS Commander Frank De Winne ON1DWN , Robert Thirsk VA3CSA and Roman Romanenko. Thirty more students from several schools joined the audience, as well as several MEP and assistants. Among them former cosmonaut Vladimir Remek, now member of the European Parliament representing the Czech Republic.

Oct 14

ARISS 41 and ARISS 43 were installed on Columbus

October 9 th and 10 th, 2007 ARISS 41 and ARISS 43 were installed on Columbus in the high bay of the Kennedy Space Center. October 12 th the electrical properties of cables and antennas have been tested and validated.

ARISS 41 and ARISS 43 were installed on Columbus - nadir site

Columbus in the high bay of the Kennedy Space Center.

Two L/S band patch antennas (ARISS 41 and ARISS 43) were installed on the nadir side of Columbus.

 

Dec 22

AO-40 suffered a catastrophic failure

The newspaper “De Standaard” 22 Dec 2000 provides a report on the status of AO-40. On board was a K-band transponder developed by a AMSAT-ON team. The original idea was to have a 24 GHz beacon. Karl Meinzer, DJ4ZC, suggested to build a transponder. Unfortunately, the result of all these efforts was never fully operational.