[amsat-bb] "Citizen Satellites" in February Scientific American

Daniel Schultz n8fgv at usa.net
Wed Jan 19 23:41:13 PST 2011

I received the February issue of Scientific American today. On page 48 there
is an article by our own Bob Twiggs titled "Citizen Satellites", concerning
the history and future of Cubesats. It does briefly mention that "scores of
OSCAR communications satellites have been helping ham radio enthusiasts
connect since the early 1960's".

In the final paragraph it suggests that Cubesats may soon "enable an amateur
presence in space", which may "come sooner rather than later".  Boy I sure
can't wait until we amateurs can start to launch our "do-it-yourself
satellites" into space....

Dan Schultz N8FGV

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