[amsat-bb] Re: "Citizen Satellites" in February Scientific American
kq6ea at verizon.net
Thu Jan 20 09:31:55 PST 2011
I stopped reading Scientific American years ago. The quality of the
articles dropped, and it took on a decidely political stance on certain
The "old" SA I used to enjoy would *never* have let a mistake like that
get into an article!
On 01/20/2011 07:41 AM, Daniel Schultz wrote:
> 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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