[amsat-bb] TubeSats, revisited

George Henry 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!)

George, KA3HSW

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