# [amsat-bb] Re: ANS-189 AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin - SuitSat-2Transforms Into a Satellite

g0mrf@aol.com g0mrf at aol.com
Wed Jul 8 11:20:21 PDT 2009

```Now, that is an intriguing thought Roger !

I think to get maximum altitude you would need to 'throw' the satellite forward. i.e. in the direction of movement of the ISS.
This would give you an elliptical orbit with the lowest point at the starting altitude and the apogee or highest point determined by the amount of delta V applied when the satellite was thrown.

So.....1) What orbit do you get if the original direction of travel is "vertical" or 90 degrees to the direction of travel?
???????? 2) How to convert the ability to throw a 1kg brick 25 feet into the air on earth, into a figure of Newton seconds to calculate thrust and delta V for orbital change.

Thanks

David

Just for grins...with the reduced gravity at 200 miles up..how much force
would need to be applied "vertically" (in reality 'away from the earth") for
a cubesat to arrive in an orbit which would last significantly longer

Background...I was a business major so such calculations ARE rocket science
to me...

Roger
WA1KAT

-----Original Message-----
From: Roger Kolakowski <rogerkola at aol.com>
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Sent: Wed, 8 Jul 2009 18:50
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: ANS-189 AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin - SuitSat-2Transforms Into a Satellite

Just for grins...with the reduced gravity at 200 miles up..how much force
would need to be applied "vertically" (in reality 'away from the earth") for
a cubesat to arrive in an orbit which would last significantly longer

Background...I was a business major so such calculations ARE rocket science
to me...

Roger
WA1KAT
----- Original Message -----
From: "JoAnne Maenpaa" <k9jkm at comcast.net>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 08, 2009 1:08 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] ANS-189 AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin -
SuitSat-2Transforms Into a Satellite

> SB SAT @ AMSAT \$ANS-189.01
> SuitSat-2 Transforms Into a Satellite
>
> AMSAT News Service Bulletin 189.01
> >From AMSAT HQ SILVER SPRING, MD.
> July 8, 2009
> BID: \$ANS-189.01
>
> Due to storage considerations on the International Space Station,
> the two surplus Orlan space suits in storage on the International
> Space Station were discarded via the Progress Cargo Vessel. One of
> these suits was to be used to house the electronics for the upcoming
> SuitSat-2 mission ...  ;-(

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