Project OSCAR is currently building a Satellite Earth Station for use in a scheduled ISS school contact with students at Dilworth School in San Jose. The contact is currently planned for 9:30 am PST on March 8th 2012. Don Ferguson, Kd6ire and Don Anastasia, AA6W are putting the station together and it will be availble in the future for special events and use at Field Day club sites. Anyone interested in helping with the station or the school contact should contact Don, kd6ire. 73, Don
A full scale model of the original OSCAR satellite, built by Project OSCAR in the late 1950′s and early 1960′s and later launched in 1961 has been put on display at the Smithsonian’s Udvar Hazy Facility.
Housed in the new James S. McDonnell Space Hangar, opened for the first time on November 1, 2004,The facility was recently toured by Project OSCAR members Cliff Buttschard K7RR, Emily Clarke W0EEC and Eric Christiansen KF4OTN when they attended the AMSAT Space Symposium in October 2004. Unfortunately the new exhibit was not on display at that time.
OSCAR was joined by the thermal mass model of PCsat and an engineering model of NUSAT 1, built by students at several Utah universities.
The full scale model of the original OSCAR was donated to the Smithsonian by Project OSCAR in 1980 and previously appeared in exhibit in the Air and Space museum.