[amsat-bb] Re: ARRL Sat Article
ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
Wed Dec 30 20:49:21 PST 2009
But a question that has always nagged me... Perhaps someone on the BB knows the answer?
I understand that the early Oscars got their ride into space by replacing a piece of concrete (or similar dead weight material) with our satellite. That's why they have the shape that they do (looking like a segment of a ring).
But what about the antenna? Was it deployed after launch, or did it ride into space already sticking out the side? An on-orbit deploy would have been excessively complicated for that era (it's even difficult today!), but I can't see something like that surviving launch intact, either.
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