Category Archive: Initiatives

AMSAT-ON regularly taking initiatives to achieve its objectives. These initiatives have still restrictions on financial matters and structural opportunities. However, we have the ambition by working with partners to overcome these limitations.

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

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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. De Standaard, 22 …

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