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LightSail CubeSat Stops Transmitting

The Planetary Society is blaming a software glitch for causing its LightSail-A CubeSat to go dark, but the organization?s satellite team is hoping the situation is temporary and that it can reboot the CubeSat?s onboard computer. In a lengthy blog post, the Planetary Society?s Jason Davis said the LightSail mission ?is paused, while engineers wait out a suspected software glitch that has silence...

The K7RA Solar Update

This week the average daily sunspot number dropped 36 points to 56.1, and average daily solar flux was down 25.7 points to 97.6. Geomagnetic numbers indicated more stability than the previous week (May 14-20) with average daily planetary A index declining from 10 to 4.4, and mid-latitude A index down from 9.7 to 5.

The latest forecast from NOAA/USAF has solar flux at 90, 95, 100, 105 and 110 on ...

Radio Call Saves SOTA Climber Following Fall

A Littleton, Colorado, radio amateur and mountaineer was happy to have his hand-held transceiver along on May 17 after he slipped and fell from an icy ledge in Berthoud Pass while snowshoeing. Summits On The Air (SOTA) enthusiast Brad Byland, WA6MM, said he?s been climbing and mountaineering for many years now and never before came this close to ?a possible life-ending disaster.?

?I?m doing fine...

Hams Invited to Test APRS on Duchifat-1 CubeSat

The Herzliya Science Center is inviting stations with the ability to send compressed APRS packets to take part in testing the Duchifat-1 CubeSat, launched almost 1 year ago by high school students in Israel. The satellite will collect packets worldwide and downlink them from time to time over the Herzliya Science Center?s ground station.

Participants must register in advance to have their packet...

Sarah Brightman Spaceflight Postponed

British singer Sarah Brightman has announced that she is postponing plans to go into space as a paying guest aboard the International Space Station. She was set to launch on the September Soyuz TMA-18M mission with Danish astronaut Andreas Mogensen, KG5GCZ, and Russian cosmonaut Sergei Volkov, RU3DIS.

There had been some speculation that Brightman might use Amateur Radio during her ISS stay; she...

Fourteen US Schools/Groups on List to Host Ham Contacts with Space…

Fourteen of the schools and organizations that submitted proposals to host Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contacts are moving into the final stage of the selection process. Schools or organizations ultimately selected would host scheduled Amateur Radio contacts with an ISS crew member during the first half of 2016.

?This is a significant step in ARISS?s continuing effor...

Amateur Radio Volunteers Muster for ?Unprecedented? Weather Event

When extremely heavy rainfall hit Texas and Oklahoma over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) and SKYWARN volunteers scrambled to assist local emergency operations centers and National Weather Service (NWS) offices.

?This has probably been the most significant weather event to hit Texas,? ARRL South Texas Section Manager Lee Cooper, W5LHC. ?We have had major ...

Nick Lance, KC5KBO, SK ? Prepared Astronauts to Become Radio Amateurs

Nick Lance Jr, KC5KBO, of Houston, Texas, died May 24. He was 65. A retired NASA engineer and an ARRL member, Lance was a veteran member of the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) team, and one of his roles was to prepare the astronauts to pass their Amateur Radio license exams. Lance was named ARRL Professional Educator of the Year in 2003. ARISS International Chairman Fra...

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