[amsat-bb] Re: Rideshare missions to GTO, $800K for 3U Cubesat

Edward R. Cole kl7uw at acsalaska.net
Fri Feb 4 17:45:54 PST 2011

ahh the radios may last but will we?

Well, I am cheering for all that endeavor for us!


Ed - KL7UW

At 03:54 PM 2/4/2011, you wrote:
>I hope that Amsat can make Fox the highest quality, longest lived Cubesat ever
>built. But a Cubesat in high altitude orbit will be very disappointing to most
>hams, only the big-gun ham stations will ever be able to work it. We need a
>larger satellite with a larger power budget, high gain antennas and an
>attitude control system to aim those antennas at the Earth. We need to build
>and launch multiple satellites so that a single failure will not be so
>devastating to the user community.
>Those of us who work in or near the space program are looking under every rock
>to find a flight opportunity to a high altitude orbit. Please don't sell your
>AO-40 gear just yet, I think that you will need it again someday.
>Dan Schultz N8FGV
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73, Ed - KL7UW, WD2XSH/45
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