Keeping Amateur Radio in Space!
Due to the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, AMSAT has changed plans for its 39th Annual Symposium and General Meeting from an in-person event to a virtual event. Additionally, the 2021 AMSAT 39th Annual Space Symposium and General Meeting has been renamed in honor of Dr. Tom Clark, K3IO (SK), Director Emeritus and President Emeritus of AMSAT and Amateur Radio satellite pioneer. Clark died on September 28th. He was 82.
This is a chance for "Amateur Radio in Space" enthusiasts from all corners of the globe to learn more about AMSAT's Strategic Plan, GOLF program, CubeSat Simulator and other exciting developments taking place in the amateur satellite world.
AMSAT will host the 2021 AMSAT Dr. Tom Clark, K3IO, Memorial Space Symposium and Annual General Meeting on Zoom for its members on Saturday, October 30th from 9:00am CDT – 5:00pm CDT (UTC-5). The event will be a combination of pre-recorded video segments along with live question and answer sessions.
Registration for members is required and is available on AMSAT's Member Portal, launch.amsat.org. Registration is free and registered attendees will receive a digital copy of the AMSAT Symposium Proceedings, entered into the Symposium prize drawings, and be able to participate in discussions during each question and answer session.
The 2021 AMSAT Dr. Tom Clark, K3IO, Memorial Space Symposium and Annual General Meeting will be available to the general public on AMSAT's YouTube channel, https://youtu.be/RTvcceM7Tz0 at no cost.Questions regarding the Symposium can be directed to info at amsat dot org.
Presentation Title / Presenter
Welcoming Remarks – Robert Bankston, KE4AL, AMSAT President
Memorial for Dr. Tom Clark, K3IO – Bob McGwier, N4HY
AO-109 Update – Burns Fisher, WB1FJ
IARU Satellite Panel Update – Hans Blondeel Timmerman, PB2T, IARU Satellite Advisor
CatSat Update – Mike Parker, KT7D, University of Arizona
University of Louisiana Satellite Program Update – Nick Pugh, K5QXJ
Open Source Flight Software Frameworks from NASA. Will My Project Benefit? – Jonathan Brandenburg, KF5IDY
OREKIT – An Accurate and Efficient Core Layer for Space Flight Dynamics Applications – Bob McGwier, N4HY
ARISS (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station)
AMSAT Annual General Meeting
Informal Zoom Gathering for All Attendees
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