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

Dee morsesat at optonline.net
Thu Jan 20 08:07:14 PST 2011

Imagine a bunch of Hams getting together in their basement and/or garage to
assemble one of these....
Dee, NB2F
Tongue in cheek thanks to all those that did... 

-----Original Message-----
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Daniel Schultz
Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2011 2:41 AM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] "Citizen Satellites" in February Scientific American

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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