[amsat-bb] Re: [sarex] Re: Re: ARISSat-1 and FOX social media fundraising

Trevor . m5aka at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Nov 18 12:35:04 PST 2010

--- On Thu, 18/11/10, Andrew Glasbrenner <glasbrenner at mindspring.com> wrote:
> http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/images/fck_images/2010_President_Annual_Report%281%29.pdf
> Slides 14 through 17

Hi Drew, 

Really glad to see that AMSAT-NA is going ahead with the FOX project. 

>From my point of view potentially the valuable part of FOX is the deployable Solar Panels. 

This has never been done on a 1U CubeSat and should significantly increase the power available. A space proven system to deploy panels on a 1U sat will benefit not just AMSAT-NA for future projects but the entire CubeSat community. 

Unfortunately I wasn't able to get to the symposium so perhaps you could clarify one of the slides for me. 

Slide 16 mentions both a U/V FM transpoder and a V telemetry beacon. Is the telemetry beacon on a seperate frequency from the transponder so both can run at the same time ? Also is the beacon using the robust narrow band, high efficiently, BPSK system developed for ARISSat-1 ? 

I look forward to the launch of ARISSat-1 in the New Year with its first ever space deployment of a SDX linear transponder, with that and the Slow Scan TV, its sure to be very popular.

73 Trevor M5AKA


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