[amsat-bb] over simplification
w7lrd at comcast.net
Wed Jul 29 12:31:08 PDT 2009
I realize my thinking is probably an over simplification. The Shuttle can pack about 38,000lb to a 51 degree orbit. Even a 25 Lb satellite would only be about less that one tenth of one percent of that. With the shuttle going up every few months, we "could" have a bunch of fun birds up there. Could we not have a few small bucket sized satellites sitting on the shelf ready to go? Preferably with a sort of L/S band capability, we only have AO-51 that can do that, and that is seldom. It will be over 100 degree F. in Seattle today, I have one cool room, with little to do but think about this stuff.
keeping cool 73
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