[amsat-bb] Re: ANDE-2 Deployment

Nigel Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF nigel at ngunn.net
Wed Jul 29 14:56:32 PDT 2009

It has about a million killowatt hours of expendable batteries to keep it going for a year or more.
The sphere is solid metal because the entire satellite is built inside the antenna.

Joe wrote:
> Ok,
> The next question is then,,  WHY?  when all we ever hear all the time is 
> Bitch ,, Bitch,, BITCH,,, about the high cost per pound to get something 
> into orbit?
> Here again,  instead of thick shell,  why not pack in some useful 
> electronics?
> DUH?

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