[amsat-bb] Re: Two Sats

Eric H Christensen kf4otn at ericsatcom.net
Sun Sep 10 10:20:05 PDT 2006

Just asking...

Wouldn't you have less loss as you don't have to go through all that
atmosphere?  I'm trying to recall the specs on the MILSTAR sats that
support that type of technology but I'm having trouble coming up with
the figures for the "link" system.

Of course we did it on PCSAT and ISS...  :)

de Eric KF4OTN

Robert Bruninga wrote:
>> If two sats like Hamsat (or Echo) were in orbit at the same
> time and 
>> could see each other ...
>> Could User#1 uplink to Sat-A and then Sat-A would link to
> Sat-B 
> Its rather easy to evaluate that situation.  Look at what it
> takes for a user uplink and downlink station just to hit the
> satellite.  Now imagine that you are asking for all that power
> and gain antennas to be added to one satelite just so now this
> one satellite can work another satellite.  As you can see, it is
> pretty much impractical.
> Bob, WB4APR
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