[amsat-bb] Re: They broke it !

Dee morsesat at optonline.net
Wed Aug 3 09:02:38 PDT 2011

I noticed the rough handling as well. Exciting video.  Could be the
light weight and any touch can send it spinning.  I also saw the
missing antenna?  Went on to look for pix of the satellite and only
the SSTV and patch of the ARRISat-1 shows an antenna.  Tried to look
for any pix with the bottom antenna, however, did not find one with it
on.  Maybe someone that has taken pix of it assembled can find how it
was supposed to look...
Seems ashame to not launch it today, however, maybe they can find the
antenna and make sure it will be on for next EVA opportunity.  Maybe
they can jury rig an antenna on it.  After all, it doesn't have to be
that strongly attached.  No drag...
Anyway, a sad day.
Dee, NB2F

-----Original Message-----
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On Behalf Of Andy Kellner
Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 11:32 AM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] They broke it !

Launch aborted ! One Antenna is missing ! They handle that thing like
it is a peace of garbage :( Way to rough !
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