[amsat-bb] Re: new satellites
glasbrenner at mindspring.com
Thu Jul 16 10:16:15 PDT 2009
> It may
> only affect one bird but there are not that many left up there and no
> plans to get any more up!
Whoa there hoss! :-) That's a little misleading. There are at least three
microsat sized satellites completed or nearing completion with FM repeaters
and/or transponders on them. Kiwisat, CAS-1, and SumbandilaSat. Sumbandila
is set to launch in August after a several year delay. I think CAS-1 is
ready to go this year as well if I recall correctly. I have no doubt Kiwisat
will fly either, in fact I've personally donated directly to AMSAT-ZL to
help make that happen.
Historically, there have been times when we've had much less to choose from
in orbit as well. It's not all doom and gloom.
I'm going to be updating the Future Projects page on the AMSAT website over
the next few weeks while on vacation. We'll get some newer information and
current links up on these new sats then. Projects can send updated info
directly to me at ko4ma at amsat.org .
73, Drew KO4MA
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