[amsat-bb] Re: LEO/cube sat for sale 8000$

Ben Jackson bbj at innismir.net
Sat Jan 16 12:43:56 PST 2010

Luc Leblanc wrote:

> As they said "TubeSats are designed to be orbit-friendly.  Launches
> are expected to begin in December of 2010." Probably the replacing 
> solution for our aging AMSAT-NA satellite fleet? Anyone with 8000$
> can own his own satellite let me guess in a couple of years the same
>  repeater frenzy will also reach the amateur satellite world. No more
> need of club or organization or IARU frequencies coordination . The
> perfect world...

You missed the sentence before that one:

"After operating for a few months (the exact length of time on orbit is 
dependent on solar activity), they will safely re-enter the atmosphere 
and burn-up."

Not a very good platform for an amateur radio satellite. Unless you want 
to burn $32K/year/satellite. Also questionable since the tubesat is a 
smaller package then a single cubesat.

Ben Jackson - N1WBV - New Bedford, MA
bbj <at> innismir.net - http://www.innismir.net/

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