[amsat-bb] Re: Satellite Satire

Gordon JC Pearce gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Tue Nov 29 09:38:31 PST 2011

On Tue, 29 Nov 2011 08:49:31 -0600
K4FEG <K4FEG at K4FEG.COM> wrote:

> For those that are not sure, YES I AM MAKING A JOKE!

I wasn't entirely joking when I suggested something similar previously, although maybe el-cheapo Chinese handies would be a better bet than some old GP300s picked out of the Great Big Crate Of Crap in the workshop.

It would work, that's the thing!  It would work and you could keep basically a rucksack full of them flight-ready to get hoisted up to the ISS.  When one fails, they can toss another over the side.  Look at how long ARISSat lasted - now imagine getting an FM cross-band sat up there that costs almost nothing to replace.

> /*It is difficult work to keep these satellites working and the control 
> operators deserve a round of applause from us for all that they have 
> done to extend the life of AO51 and all of the other birds.
> */

Yes indeed.

Gordon JC Pearce MM0YEQ <gordonjcp at gjcp.net>

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