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Comment #1 posted on 2016-12-24T20:09:16Z by spaceman
i love your kid
"mad respect for your son for just thinking about satellites.
I grew up with no intellectual interest for anything, just playing world of warcraft. It's kind of sad! thank you for all your documentation!!!"
Comment #2 posted on 2017-01-02T16:27:53Z by Michael
Hello Christopher and listeners,
cool show. Now I want to pick up my own attempts again...
Some comments / answers:
AMSAT is the INTERNATIONAL organisation. AMSAT-NA is the North American branch. There are many others. You already mentioned AMSAT-UK.
The OSCAR name is still present. Here is a link that explains the rules for use: http://www.amsat.org/?page_id=2478 In short, in the AO-XX, FO-XX CO-XX satellite names, O stands for the OSCAR. The first letter is usually linked to the organisation or group that built the satellite.
The problem of getting mislead by dead satellites can be mitigated by consulting the satellite status page http://www.amsat.org/status/ first. There you can see if others very recently have heard / worked a particular satellite.
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