[amsat-bb] Re: PSAT or ParkinsonSAT ?

Bob Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Tue Jun 7 15:45:17 PDT 2011

> When you reminded us on your APRS website, 
> I came across this paper:
> http://www.aprs.org/psat/AMSAT-2010c.doc describing a launch in 2011.

The launch opportunity went away.  We are back on the list looking for a new
ride.  Nothing in site...

Now we are working on a tether sat, and I proposed using the long tether as
an HF antenna, but once the tether deploys, the drag will be so great that
the tethersats will deorbit in only a day or two, and so this idea is not
getting a lot of traction.


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