[amsat-bb] Re: TubeSats - DIY Satellites
ka3hsw at att.net
Mon Aug 9 16:29:27 PDT 2010
On a sort-of-positive note, Interorbital Systems' website shows that they
currently have an open CubeSat slot on their December launch, at only
$12,500. Unfortunately, it is only to a 310 kM orbit. A future launch will
carry payloads to 600 kM. No price listed for that launch yet...
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lee McLamb" <ku4os at cfl.rr.com>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2010 10:17 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: TubeSats - DIY Satellites
> All satellites must be operated as part of a licensed service. To the
> best of
> my knowledge there is no equivalent to the FCC's Part 15 for satellite
> operations. Further since it is required that all satellites have the
> capability of being commanded off, two-way communication is also always
> required. It is a mistake I see frequently that people think that local
> regarding low power RF emitters can be applied to a project with
> implications like a satellite.
> On Wednesday, July 28, 2010 12:22:58 pm George Henry wrote:
>> Quote: "If the your (sic) TubeSat application does not require two-way
>> communications, a radio operator's license is not required"
>> Downlink frequencies available: amateur 433 MHz 500 mW, "license-free"
>> - 928 MHz or 2.400 - 2.4835 GHz, 100 mW - 1000 mW "selectable"
>> Last I knew, 902 - 928 MHz had no US or international allocation
>> for satellite downlink use, the amateur downlink frequency conflicts with
>> the US band plan (the launch company is US-based), and isn't the
>> space-to-earth allocation at 2400 - 2483.5 ONLY for amateur radio
>> George, KA3HSW
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