[amsat-bb] Re: a call for secondary payloads

Gordon JC Pearce gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Tue Mar 30 11:39:12 PDT 2010

On Tue, 2010-03-30 at 11:44 -0400, Andrew Glasbrenner wrote:
> Rocky Jones wrote:
> > http://spaceflightnow.com/news/n1003/27iridium/`
> >
> > these are all going on Musk Falcon. Robert WB5MZO Life member AMSAT ARRL
> >
> Interesting, but some deeper digging turns up some startling numbers. 
> Iridium-NEXT's hosted payload specifications are 50kg, 30x40x70cm, and 
> 50W average. That's impressive. The orbit will be 780km, 86.4 degree 
> inclination, or roughly the same neighborhood as AO-51, AO-27, etc.

You could fly two Motorola Compact Base Stations in that space.

Gordon MM0YEQ

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