[amsat-bb] Re: Fwd: Future radical satellite designs

Patrick McGrane N2OEQ at aceweb.com
Sun Jul 8 06:21:09 PDT 2007

Hello maggie- I hate it when people snip or take things out of context. 
Go back to the original entire email to absorb the reason. thanks, patrick

------- Original Message -------
>From    : Margaret Leber[mailto:maggie at voicenet.com]
Sent    : 7/8/2007 8:27:59 AM
To      : amsat-bb at amsat.org
Cc      : 
Subject : RE: [amsat-bb]  Fwd:  Future radical satellite designs

 On 7/8/07, Patrick McGrane <N2OEQ at aceweb.com> wrote:

> Some will argue that they want continuous duty whenever the satellite is in 
range, day or night.
> I would like to see a longer lived satellite capable of full power half the 
time that could
> potentially last several decades in orbit.

That's really insightful. So many of the birds end up operating in
that mode *anyway*; what could be accomplished if we designed them
that way on purpose?

73 de Maggie K3XS
Editor, Phil-Mont Mobile Radio Club Blurb -  http://www.phil-mont.org 
Elecraft K2 #1641 -- AOPA 925383 -- ARRL 39280

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