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re: Chips in Space: The importance & challenges of collaboration
wf6jhamatlarge   8/2/2011 11:40:11 PM
I was in the beginning of my Amateur Radio "life" sputnik and OSCAR-1 were thrilling. Today, still an active Ham, I have my satellite antennas ready for ARISSat-1. Sounded great on the test, looking forward to some QSOs and pictures. Hat's off to the ARISSat Team, well done. de WF6J

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re: Chips in Space: The importance & challenges of collaboration
agk   8/2/2011 12:37:57 PM
1961 i was 5 years boy playing toys. Oscar 1 in the space in 1962 ! Those days all popular with vacumtubes triode,tetrode,pentode. Solid state was rare.Those instruments in the picture all heavy and rock solid.real strong design and fabrication work!

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Steve Bible   8/1/2011 6:13:34 PM
ARISSat-1 is scheduled to be deployed from the International Space Station (ISS) this Wednesday August 3rd (Morning in the US). The extra-vehicular activity (EVA) schedule is (all times UTC): 1430 : Hatch Open 1446 : Egress ARISSat-1 and secure to airlock ladder 1452 : Remove ARISSat-1 solar panel covers 1507 : Translate to deploy site, activate ARISSat-1 PWR, TIMER1 and TIMER2 switches, verify LEDs on, and deploy The deployment will be broadcast on NASA TV - Russian Spacewalkers to Move Cargo Boom, Deploy Ham Radio Satellite -

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Steve Bible   8/1/2011 5:41:19 PM
Gould Smith, WA4SXM reported that the test of the ARISSat-1 satellite transmissions this weekend went well. Over 50 reception reports from 20 different countries were received.

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