AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium 2019 – Sat 12 Oct- Sun 13 Oct

Colloquium 2019

All credits: AMSAT-UK

AMSAT-UK is very happy to announce the 2019 AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium will be held October 12-13.

The AMSAT-UK Colloquium, incorporated into the RSGB Convention, will take place  at the Kents Hill Park Conference Centre, Timbold Drive, Milton Keynes, MK7 6BZ.

A webstream of the Colloquium talks will be available at

Booking for the RSGB Convention which includes the AMSAT-UK Colloquium is at
Note if you want to attend the AMSAT-UK Dinner on Saturday evening (see below) you shouldn’t book the RSGB Convention Saturday Dinner, they are separate and in different venues.

As per last year, we will be running our own Gala Dinner on Saturday evening at the nearby Hilton Hotel. This is a separate event from the dinner run by the RSGB which will be held in the Kents Hill conference centre. You MUST book in advance for our Gala Dinner, and you can do this at the AMSAT-UK on-line shop here

AMSAT-UK invites speakers, to cover topics about Amateur satellites, CubeSats, Nanosats, Space, High Altitude Balloons and associated activities, for this event. Those wishing to speak should contact Dave, G4DPZ, dave at g4dpz dot me dot uk

If you have not been to Kents Hill Park before, it is very close to the M1 motorway and is near to Bletchley Park, where RSGB members have free entry. For overseas visitors it is convenient for planes to London Luton Airport (30-minute taxi ride) and also London Gatwick and Birmingham airports, both of which have direct train connections to Bletchley and/or Milton Keynes stations. These stations are approximately 10 minutes away by taxi.

The weekend event attracts an international audience that ranges from those involved in building and operating Amateur Radio satellites to beginners who wish to find out more about this fascinating branch of the hobby.

We will be including a roundup of a number of new live and potential spacecraft projects that are under investigation and/or development.

Plus all the usual networking opportunities, the gala dinner and auction/raffle.

Travel Information

The full schedule for both the AMSAT-UK Colloquium and RSGB Convention talks is at

Schedule of Colloquium talks

Saturday 12th October 2019 all times BST (GMT+1)

09.30 – 10.15 Welcome and AMSAT-NA Presentation by Jim Heck, G3WGM, Hon. Sec. AMSAT-UK
10.45 – 11.30 UoW WUSAT-3 by Professor Julia Hunter-Anderson and Dr Bill Crofts University of Warwick
11.45 – 12.30 Apollo 50 and return to the Moon by Dr Pat Norris, former Apollo Engineer
13.45 – 14.30 Report on the Es’hail-2 / QO-100 activities of AMSAT-DL by Peter Guelzow DB2OS, President AMSAT-DL
14.45 – 15.30 Narrow band operation for QO-100 by Achim Vollhardt, DH2VA, AMSAT-DL
16.00 – 16.45 QO-100 Wideband Transponder for DATV by Dave Crump, G8GKQ, BATC
17.00 – 17.45 Ranging using the QO-100 Satellite by Iain Young, G7III, AMSAT-UK

Sunday 13th October 2019

09.30 – 10.15 Challenges for the Small Communication Satellite Industry by Dr Barnaby Osborne, M6KGO, European Space Agency
10.45 – 11.30 Open Source Satellite Strategy by Dr John Paffett, CEO KISPE Space, Open Source Satellite
11.45 – 12.30 Student satellite hardware developments at Surrey Space Centre by Dr Chris Bridges, M0IEB, University of Surrey
13.30 – 14.15 Annual review of ARISS Operations by Ciaran Morgan, M0XTD, ARISS-UK
14.30 – 15.15 Report of the Current FUNcube fleet of satellites and FUNcube Next by Dave Johnson, G4DPZ, FUNcube Team Member

Previous Events:

2018 Colloquium page Here – YouTube Videos

2017 Colloquium page HereYouTube Videos

2016 Colloquium page HereYouTube Videos

2015 Colloquium videos on YouTube Here

2014 Colloquium page Here

2014 CubeSat Workshop page Here

2013 Colloquium page Here

2013 CubeSat Workshop page Here

2012 Colloquium page Here

2011 Colloquium page Here

2010 Colloquium page Here

2009 Colloquium page Here

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