Sunday, November 13, 2011

2011 AMSAT Symposium

The 2011 AMSAT Symposium in San Jose was a lot of fun -- many very interesting talks / papers, and it was good to meet people involved with the satellites. Of special interest were models of the ARISSAT-1 satellite, launched from the International Space Station in July of this year:


The restored actual prototype of the Oscar-1 satellite (first ham radio satellite in orbit) launched in 1961:


And the next generation ham radio satellite, project Fox, set to be launched perhaps in 2013:

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