[amsat-bb] Re: NRO interest in CubeSat

Bill Ress bill at hsmicrowave.com
Fri Jul 17 17:38:10 PDT 2009

Hi Michael,

Thanks for your post.

Right now the AMSAT Engineering Task Force is working to uncover launch 
opportunities (and will be including NRO), but one of our limitations is 
not the desired to identify launch opportunities, but available member 
resources to knock on the doors of possible launch providers.

If there is any way you might assist, please do contact me. We need all 
the help we can get.

I'll extend that invitation to any of the AMSAT members that can offer 
leads and contacts to email me.

Regards...Bill - N6GHz
AMSAT-NA Engineering Task Force

Michael Pawlowski wrote:
> Hello all,
> I just ran across a set of slides from the National Reconnaissance Office
> (NRO) entitled "CubeSat Experiments (QbX)".  It appears the NRO is
> interested in the possibilities a CubeSat could their organization.  As for
> AMSAT, have we approached the NRO related to what expertise AMSAT could
> provide?  And more importantly, would it be possible to either gain access
> to a  launch opportunity or include one or more of our (RF?) modules into
> one of their CubeSats?  It just seems that if the NRO is serious about
> pursuing CubeSat,  AMSAT should be involved.
> Michael 
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