[amsat-bb] Re: Has anyone in AMSAT considered this?
Nick Pugh K5QXJ
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Thu Mar 4 13:04:09 PST 2010
How about we collaborate with this group give them 1/2 a cube for more fuel
and use the other 1/2 cube for ham use.
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From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Bill Ress
Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2010 10:46 AM
To: Jack K.
Cc: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Has anyone in AMSAT considered this?
Absolutely! Several AMSAT technologist have been keeping close ties to
the people trying to build these small propulsion (usually ion) motors.
We have also been present at various small motor propulsion conferences.
Personally, I'm a firm believer that the technology is not that far off
that would permit orbital modifications of LEO satellites. It's an
intuitive, inevitable solution to the problem of using the lower cost
LEO orbit launches, and then moving upwards - something not just
Amateurs would like, but the whole commercial satellite industry as well.
AMSAT is watching it closely and as soon as the right mix of motor
technology/supplier and satellite size come together, you'll know about it.
Regards...Bill - N6GHz
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