Sunday, February 17, 2013

John Heath G7HIA – Silent Key

Andy Thomas G0SJF took of this picture of John Heath G7HIA at the Cosmonauts’ steps leading to the Mir training module in Star City near Moscow. Over the years, many Cosmonauts have been photographed on these steps before their journeys into the Cosmos.
AMSAT-UK is very saddened by the passing of John Heath, G7HIA. He was a long standing member of AMSAT-UK, and contributed to the amateur space programme in many ways during his lifetime.

John was a regular attendee at the annual AMSAT-UK Colloquia for many years and he enjoyed meeting up with his friends who shared his passion for satellites.  Sadly his ill heath in recent years prevented his attendance.

In the days before his passing, John was in contact with AMSAT-UK; and made a significant financial contribution to the FUNcube project. He chose to do this by making the donation via the Radio Communication Foundation, which, as a registered charity will be able to claim any income tax paid by John as Gift Aid. The size of his donation is very considerable, and will be used at the discretion of the AMSAT-UK committee. Such is the extent of his generosity, that it may be feasible to consider the construction of a further complete CubeSat.

AMSAT-UK is very grateful for this donation.

John will be sadly missed by all members of AMSAT-UK who knew him during his life, and we send our condolences to his family.

RIP, John
Jim Heck G3WGM
(Source: AMSAT-UK)
[My heartfelt condolence to his family. May his soul keep in peace] [Md. Azizul Alam Al-Amin]

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