[amsat-bb] Re: Messageboard Post
bruninga at usna.edu
Sun Jan 25 11:50:33 PST 2009
> Now all that Amsat seems to be able to
> do is ... is launch grapfruit sized
Ever looked at an Ipod or cell phone or anything else modern?
What's wrong with grapefruit size, especially if it can save
volunteer's hard won donations?
> With today's improved solar cells...
Which cost about $300 per single cell, or maybe $10,000 per
> and hardened electronics...
Which can cost about $500 to $1000 per chip...
> it would last for quite awhile, and actually
> provide a (non-digital) communication service
> to the amateur radio community.
But it will serve amateurs wourldwide and and so it makes sense
to organize internationally to get it up there...
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