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Amsat-India News:
According to highly reliable sources, Amsat-India proposal for project
VUSAT is at a highly advanced stage of consideration and near-approval with
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
In all possibilty  the launch will be scheduled during the year 2003.
Possible configuration would include a mode-B (UV) linear transponder by
vu-hams, a DX transponder (Dutch/Italian), an fm-message beacon and a
Telemetry beacon in independent modes of operation.
VUSAT will fly on a 40-kg microsatellite on ISRO's  Polar Satellite Launch
Vehicle as a co-passenger. It will be India's first microsatellite too.
Project status (working model): Dutch transponder -> delivered and under
tests; Italian transponder -> despatched and expected any time;
vu-transponder and message beacon ->under development; TM beacon ->digital
board delivered.
Year 2003 will be dream-cum-true for Indian Hams!!

Nagesh Upadhyaya
Co-ordinator, Amsat India
607, ISRO Layout, BANGALORE-560 078
Ph: (R) 080-666 2015
      (O) 080-508 3249

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