[amsat-bb] Re: SuitSat-2Transforms Into a Satellite

g0mrf@aol.com g0mrf at aol.com
Wed Jul 8 11:37:50 PDT 2009

Actually, on a serious note. 
Although this announcement generates a huge amount of work for those involved in xxxxSat2, it will result in a package with higher density which will last longer before reaching the atmosphere.
Looks like the late nights at Pheonix.

David? G0MRF

-----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
without additional propulsion?

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

----- 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
> 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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