AMSAT-LU PicoBalloons Travels around the Globe

A WSPR Picoballoon on 14.0956 USB released August 31 is about to complete its first circumnavigation of the globe after travelling 33,000 km in 12 days

AMSAT-LU appreciate any WSPR stations that help to receive it, AMSAT-LU will recognize with a certificate to stations that capture its 25 mW beacon.

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Ideas Sought for the Next FUNcube Satellite

In November 2019, the FUNcube-1 CubeSat will have been in orbit for 6 years and the FUNcube team are now soliciting suggestions for the next satellite

The team are looking for suggestions for:

  • Confirmation of the satellite (2U / 3U)

  • Orbit (LEO / MEO)

  • STEM Outreach

  • Amateur Radio Payloads

  • Research Payloads

Please email your ideas to

The topic will be discussed during the AMSAT-UK Colloquium on Sunday 13th October 2019

AMSAT and ARISS Designing Amateur Radio System for Lunar Gateway

AMSAT and ARISS Designing Amateur Radio System for Lunar Gateway

As announced at the AMSAT Forum at the Dayton Hamvention, AMSAT and ARISS are working on the design of a ham radio system for NASA’s Lunar Gateway. The Gateway will be a small spaceship in orbit around the Moon that will provide access to more of the lunar surface than ever before with living quarters for astronauts, a lab for science and research, ports for visiting spacecraft, and more. First sections of the Gateway are scheduled for launch in 2022.

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