[amsat-bb] Re: How to build your ownSputnik

George Henry ka3hsw at earthlink.net
Fri Nov 16 07:55:56 PST 2007



-----Original Message-----
>From: Dave Aitch <dave at g1ocn.com>
>Sent: Nov 16, 2007 3:43 AM
>To: Howard Long <howard at howardlong.com>, amsat-bb at amsat.org
>Subject: [amsat-bb]  How to build your ownSputnik
>
>Top man Howard !
>
>How about a balloon tethered event with your device ?
>
>73, Dave.
>


That would be a very impressive demo!  

Here in the US, it would have to have provisions to ID, just like a terrestrial repeater, if it were flown below 50 kM, though.  (that may even be an ITU requirement... not sure)

Excellent work on the build, Howard!  Looks every bit the "official" Cubesat.  I was thinking along the lines of a large coffee can, although it wouldn't lend itself to mounting of the solar panels as well as your cube frame does.  Could still work as the "core" of either a cube or hexagonal spaceframe...


73,
George, KA3HSW




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