[amsat-bb] Feb. Scientific American: Interesting Article on Cubesats

Tom Clark k3io at verizon.net
Wed Jan 19 22:15:44 PST 2011

I call your attention to the article entitled "Citizen Satellites" on 
pages 48-53 of the latest Scientific American (my copy arrived just 
today). The article is by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang and Bob Twiggs. Many of 
you know Bob Twiggs as KE6QMD, a long-time AMSAT supporter who is widely 
known as having been "father" of the Cubesat concept when he was at 

Bob is now a Professor at Moorehead State Univ in Kentucky. Many of you 
may have met him when he brought several of his students to the 2010 
AMSAT Space Symposium in Chicago. You can read about Moorehead's space 
program at http://ssc.moreheadstate.edu/.

AMSAT and OSCAR have a proud heritage in espousing the concept that 
there is real potential worth to small, "hitchhiker" satellites. For may 
years it was like AMSAT was a voice in the "toy satellite" wilderness; 
as you read the Scientific American article, you will be surprised at 
just how that message has spread to the commercial, scientific and 
military world.

73 de Tom, K3IO

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