[amsat-bb] Re: BBC - Hackers plan space satellites

Jeff Moore tnetcenter at gmail.com
Fri Dec 30 13:17:08 PST 2011

Other than a few amateur radio satellites that have piggy-backed into space 
on commercial or government launches, what amateur satellites have been put 
into "orbit"?

Should the hackers manage to actually get one or more satellites into space, 
I suspect that they will make great targets for anti-satellite weapons. 
Oops, sorry that we just destroyed Comstar-9, we were aiming for Hacker-3 

There aren't any amateur efforts that I am aware of that are capable of an 
orbital launch as far as rocket technology goes.  I'm involved in a 
multi-year effort to get a sugar propellant based rocket into space.  Orbit 
is not currently possible for amateur rocketry efforts so unless they can 
weasel their way onto a commercial launch it ain't happening.

See:   http://www.sugarshot.org/
Jeff Moore  --  KE7ACY
Tripoli Rocketry Assoc.  http://www.tripoli.org/

----- Original Message ----- From: "Trevor ." <m5aka at yahoo.co.uk>

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73 Trevor M5AKA

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