Category: Announcements

General Assembly 2020

annual general meeting 2020 – video conference – Monday, June 29, 2020 at 20:00 CEST The members of AMSAT Belgium, non-profit association, are invited to attend the annual general meeting. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, this meeting cannot take place in the usual cozy atmosphere. The meeting is organized with a video conference. The general …

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QARMAN ready to deployed from ISS.

QARMAN

QARMAN is a satellite from the Von Karman institute in Sint-Genesius-Rode, Belgium. It is a 3U cubesat with dimensions 10x10x30 cm and the last satellite of the QB50 experiment. It will orbit Earth for around 4 months before reentering the atmosphere. It will survive reentry but not its fall to Earth. Instead its data will …

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ARISS-Europe News Bulletin > 2500 subscribers

The ‘ARISS-Europe News Bulletin mailing list’ was launched in 2001 with the announcement via email of planned ARISS contacts that are audible in Europe. Gaston Bertels, ON4WF, took at that time the initiative to inform some interested people by email about ARISS activities relevant to Radio Amateurs in Europe.The success of this initiative obliged Gaston …

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general assembly 2018

OUFTI-1

annual general meeting 2018 The members of AMSAT Belgium, non-profit association, are invited to attend the annual general meeting. The general assembly will take place on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 20:00 in the clubhouse of the Radio Club Leuven – Diestsevest 39 at Leuven. (The meeting room is located in the basement) Agenda: 1. …

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general assembly 2016

annual general meeting 2016 The members of AMSAT Belgium, non-profit association, are invited to attend the annual general meeting. The general assembly will take place on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 20:00 in the clubhouse of the Radio Club Leuven – Diestsevest 39 at Leuven. (The meeting room is located in the basement) Agenda: 1. …

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OUFTI-1 is in LEO Sun-Synchronous orbit

OUFTI-1

Following the successful launch OUFTI-1 is now in a Low-Earth Sun-Synchronous orbit. During its first orbit has OUFTI-1 broadcast decodable telemetry. Unfortunately, the satellite’s beacon broadcasts a few orbits subsequent just “HI HI DE E”. The team from University of Liège is looking for a solution. The TLE for the cubesat OUFTI-1 is available updated …

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OUFTI-1 launch postponed for at least 24 hours

OUFTI-1

A technical failure caused a stop of the countdown. Hopefully we can expect the launch on April 25, 2016, at 21:02:13 UTC. (updated: April 25, 16:00 UTC) On April 24 around 45 minutes before the scheduled liftoff Arianespace reported a problem with the SYZ Inertial Measurement Unit on the launch vehicle. Arianespace has placed both …

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OUFTI-1 new TLE after its launch

OUFTI-1

Due to the delayed launch again this information is no longer applicable! latest update The liftoff had to be postponed for at least 24 hours due to weather conditions. Arianespace decided to interrupt the final countdown and not initiate launcher fueling operations. Around the same time, the favorable weather forecast for the next day enabled …

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OUFTI-1 will be launched on April 22, 2016

OUFTI-1

Due to the delayed launch again part of this information is no longer applicable! latest update OUFTI-1 will now be launched Friday, April 22. The launch is scheduled for 21:02:13 UTC in Kourou using a Russian Soyuz rocket. The satellite will be placed in its orbit on T + 10091,13s (23:50:24 UTC). About half an …

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ARISS contact between OR4ISS and 4U1WRC

ISS

During the ITU World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15) to be held from 2nd to November 27th 2015, an ARISS contact was realized on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015. Students from Institut Florimont were able to use the ITU station to talk to astronauts Kjell Lindgren KO5MOS  (in front) and Kimiya Yui KG5BPH (in QSO with 4U1WRC), who …

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