[amsat-bb] Re: TubeSats - DIY Satellites

Bob- W7LRD w7lrd at comcast.net
Mon Aug 9 21:35:27 PDT 2010

Could we have "something" sitting on the shelf for such sort notice occurrences?  I am not privy to the exhaustive red tape that must surely exist.  I am most likely over simplifying the process.  Back in my corner. 

73 Bob W7LRD 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "George Henry" <ka3hsw at att.net> 
To: "amsat bb" <amsat-bb at amsat.org> 
Sent: Monday, August 9, 2010 4:29:27 PM 
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: TubeSats - DIY Satellites 

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... 

George, KA3HSW 

----- 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 
> rules 
> regarding low power RF emitters can be applied to a project with 
> international 
> implications like a satellite. 
> 73, 
> Lee-KU4OS 
> 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" 
>> 902 
>> - 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 
>> satellites? 
>> George, KA3HSW 

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