FOR DONATIONS FOR ARISS ANTENNAS ON
has accepted the installation of an amateur radio station onboard the
patch antennas will be fixed on Meteorite Debris Panels (MDP) which protect the hull of
antennas are developed by the
year ago we have launched a funding campaign for the development and
manufacturing of the antennas. The collected money has permitted to start the
development of antennas by the University in close collaboration with EADS and Alenia Spazio, the contractors in
The Wroclaw University of Technology has obtained a special funding for the ARISS antennas from the Polish Ministry of Research and Development. This helps cover the total cost and limits our effort to 65.000 euro.
47.000 euro has already been paid by ARISS. We still have to pay 18.000 euro to finish the work.
goal has been set to 80.000 euro. After the antennas are fixed on the module
Taking into account that time is getting really short, ARISS-Europe renews the call for donations to the IARU and AMSAT societies as well as to their members individually. Every contribution, small or important, is very welcome.
Donations are published† on www.ariss-eu.org
. You can use PayPal on the
In the name of the amateur radio community, we thank the donators who contribute to the presence of amateur radio on manned territory in Space.
Please help now. We are very near to the goal. Donít let us miss the last step.
Gaston Bertels, ON4WF
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