Each issue is your source for hardware and software projects, technical tips, STEM initiatives, operational activities, and news from around the world. If you are a current member, click here for instructions on accessing your account. It was formed in the District of Columbia in as an educational organization. For over 50 years, AMSAT groups in North America and elsewhere have played a key role in significantly advancing the state of the art in space science, space education, and space technology. The work now being done by AMSAT volunteers throughout the world will continue to have far-reaching, positive effects on the future of both Amateur Radio, as well as other governmental, scientific and commercial activities in the final frontier.
OSCAR 1 (Orbiting Satellites Carrying Amateur Radio)
AMSAT – The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation
Skip to Main Content. A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Use of this web site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions. Since its founding 25 years ago, AMSAT has used predominantly volunteer labor and donated resources to design, construct, and, with the added assistance of international government and commercial agencies, successfully launch, over 30 Amateur Radio satellites into Earth orbit. Today, almost 20 of these satellites are operational. Its aim is to foster Amateur Radio's participation in space research and communication. Since the very first OSCAR satellites OSCAR stands for Orbiting Satellite Carrying Amateur Radio were launched in the early s, AMSAT's international volunteers, often working quite literally in their basements and garages, have pioneered a wide variety of new communications technologies that are now taken for granted in the world's satellite marketplace.
Amateur radio satellite
An amateur radio satellite is an artificial satellite built and used by amateur radio operators. It forms part of the Amateur-satellite service. The designation is assigned by AMSAT , an organization which promotes the development and launch of amateur radio satellites. Because of the prevalence of this designation, amateur radio satellites are often referred to as OSCARs.
Amateur radio satellite network. For over a half of a century a series of OSCAR satellites have been launched in a variety of configurations and by many nations. Status : Operational