[amsat-bb] Re: Messageboard Post

John B. Stephensen kd6ozh at comcast.net
Sun Jan 25 16:36:05 PST 2009

Sat-to-sat comms is hard because there's not space for gain antennas. 
However, sat to ground to sat would work.



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gordon JC Pearce MM3YEQ" <gordonjcp at gjcp.net>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Sunday, January 25, 2009 21:28 UTC
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Messageboard Post

> On Sun, 2009-01-25 at 19:33 +0000, John B. Stephensen wrote:
>> ats in 800 km orbits have much lower launch costs. However, the vast
>> majority of members told AMSAT that they didn't want more LEO satellites
>> after AO-51. Perhaps small is better.
> For the kind of money that cubesats cost, you could launch about a dozen
> of them instead of one geosynchronous one.  That way you'd *always* have
> a cubesat or two visible.  Add some sat-to-sat comms, and you're in
> business.
> Gordon
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