[amsat-bb] TubeSats, revisited
ka3hsw at att.net
Thu Jan 6 10:42:37 PST 2011
It appears that Interorbital Systems has sold at least 3 of their TubeSat kits
to foreign buyers.
Given that they are already violating FCC rules by marketing them as
license-free, and on frequencies not allocated for space-to-earth
communications, I have to wonder what the chances are that those kits were
shipped in compliance with ITAR regulations....
(The first TubeSat launch is pending, 1st quarter 2011.... it would probably
behoove us all to let the FCC know that we DON'T want these unlicensed &
uncoordinated satellites launched!)
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