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FUNcube spacecraft now named AO-73

by on November 21, 2013

We are delighted to be able to reproduce the formal email received here this afternoon at Bletchley Park, informing us that the FUNcube-1 spacecraft can now be referred to as AO-73.

To: Mr Wouter Weggelaar PA3WEG  and Mr Jim Heck G3WGM

From: William Tynan, W3XO

Congratulations on the successful launch of the FUNcube-1 CubeSat, launched this morning from Yasny in Russia at 07:10:10.47 UTC November 21st 2013.  

Since FUNcube-1 meets all of the requirements for being issued an OSCAR number, including coordination through IARU and requesting such a number; I, under authority vested in me by the President of AMSAT-NA, do hereby name FUNcube-1, “AMSAT- OSCAR-73” or “AO-73.”

I, and all at AMSAT-NA wish AMSAT- OSCAR-73 great success in fulfilling all of its mission objectives and we welcome it to the long list of Amateur Radio satellites.


William (Bill) Tynan, W3XO
OSCAR Number Administrator

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  1. What a great number! Congratulations to all!

    Richard W5SXD

  2. Tim permalink

    Congratulations guys!!!!🙂

  3. cor permalink


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