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

Rocky Jones orbitjet at hotmail.com
Sat Jan 16 21:26:38 PST 2010

Luc...while one hopes..there is in addition to your point, almost no chance that this launcher will fly.  There are very very big changes coming to human spaceflight in the US..and Falcon is the launch vehicle to (in my view) bet on

Robert WB5MZO Life Member

> Date: Sat, 16 Jan 2010 15:43:56 -0500
> From: bbj at innismir.net
> To: lucleblanc6 at videotron.ca
> CC: amsat-bb at amsat.org; eu-amsat at yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: LEO/cube sat for sale 8000$
> 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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