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  • Mars Science Laboratory

    11/28/2011 | Hams Listen to Mars Science Laboratory Signal

    Amateurs have received 10 GHz signals from the Mars Science Laboratory.
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    08/09/2011 | Solar Explosions Could Impact Earth

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is keeping an eye on a set of solar storms and explosions that could disrupt satellite, telecommunications and electric equipment here on Earth in the next few days. While activity had reportedly
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    05/11/2011 | OSCAR I and Amateur Radio Satellites: Celebrating 50 Years

    1961. It was the middle of the Cold War. John F. Kennedy is inaugurated as the 35th President of the United States. The Bay of Pigs invasion fails in Cuba. The Beatles perform for the first time at the Cavern Club in Liverpool. Freedom Riders are arrested
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    03/16/2011 | Hams Invited to Track Satellites

    In November 2010, five research satellites were carried to orbit aboard a Minotaur V rocket from Kodiak Island, Alaska. Two of these satellites -- FASTRAC 1, known as “Sara Lily” and FASTRAC 2, referred to as “Emma” -- entered orbit as a single nanosatell
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  • 12/21/2009 | Chinese Satellite XW-1 Receives OSCAR Designation

    Less than one week after China’s first Amateur Radio satellite -- XW-1 -- was successfully launched, AMSAT has designated it Hope-OSCAR 68, or HO-68. “Amateur Radio Operators around the world have received beacon sig
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    09/23/2009 | More CubeSats Reach Orbit

    Early this morning (UTC), an Indian PSLV-C14 rocket carried the Oceansat-2 satellite to orbit, along with four CubeSats and two RubinSats. The RubinSats are 8 kg research modules that will remain attached to the PSLV-C14 booster.
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