[amsat-bb] Re: Falcon 1 flight 5
peter.guelzow at kourou.de
Mon Apr 13 09:09:05 PDT 2009
these secondary payloads are also from Malaysia for educational
purposes: InnoSAT and CubeSAT
CubeSAT was developed by ATSB, while the other, InnoSAT, was developed
by Universiti Sains Malaysia, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and
Universiti Malaysia Perlis, both of which were funded by the ministry.
73s Peter DB2OS
G0MRF at aol.com wrote:
> Hi all.
> I see SpaceX is launching flight 5 next week.
> The main satellite is from Malaysia, but they are also launching 2
> secondary payloads. - Anyone know what they are?
> I recall there was a secondary payload from a US University using 70cms
> that was bounced a while ago.
> David G0MRF
> Preparations for Flight 5 of Falcon 1 are well underway at SpaceX. Flight 5
> will loft an Earth observation satellite called RazakSAT into orbit for
> the Government of Malaysia, plus two secondary payloads that will deploy
> SpaceX's Falcon 1 launch site lies approximately 5,000 miles away from Los
> Angeles, on Omelek Island, which is part of the United States Army
> Kwajalein Atoll. Omelek is nearly 2,500 miles southwest of Hawaii, and just 9.1
> degrees north latitude, making it a great location for launching rockets.
> Currently, Flight 5 is scheduled for an April 21st launch which corresponds
> with April 20th in the US.
> _http://www.spacex.com/updates.php_ (http://www.spacex.com/updates.php)
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