March 10, 2010
Student-built spacecraft will be launched at Wallops
WALLOPS ISLAND –Not much bigger than a child’s toy block, two spacecraft designed and built by university students in Kentucky and California will fly in space for a short period this month to gather information that may be applied to future small Earth orbiting space vehicles.
The spacecraft will fly on a NASA suborbital Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket between 6 and 9 a.m. March 11, from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The backup launch days are March 12 and 13.
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November 29, 2009
BT3WX Special Event Station Celebrates Launch of XW-1 Amateur Satellite
To celebrate the launch of China’s first amateur satellite, XW-1, AMSAT-China will set up a special event station in Taiyuan, Shanxi Province of China using the callsign BT3WX. The station plans to operate on all HF amateur bands from 10 to 160 meters and on VHF/UHF amateur satellite bands, including FM, SSB, CW, RTTY and PACSAT modes.
Operations at BT3WX have already commenced and the special event station will remain active until XW-1 is launched. A specific launch date has not been released as of press time, but is expected in mid-December.
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