[amsat-bb] Re: KickSat - a personal spacecraft of your own in space

Bill Ress bill at hsmicrowave.com
Sun Oct 9 10:38:41 PDT 2011

Interesting idea Zac, but I have a few questions.

Will each Sprite have it's own frequency?

Since these Sprites are operating in the Amateur satellite bands, how 
will you license them?

How will you handle the frequency coordination of these transmitters?

Regards...Bill - N6GHz

On 10/9/2011 6:22 AM, Zac Manchester wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm launching a project in my spare time that some AMSAT members might
> be interested in.  I'm a graduate student in Aerospace Engineering at
> Cornell, and I've been working on a ChipSat/Femtosatellite called
> Sprite for the last several years.  I want to launch a CubeSat full of
> Sprites into low Earth orbit to demonstrate their viability in space.
> I'm raising money to build the hardware via the Kickstarter website
> (kicksat.org).  Donors who sponsor a sprite will get to name it and
> specify the text that it will transmit.  A group or club can also
> sponsor a fleet of Sprites together.
> I'm doing this to try to get more people involved in spaceflight.  I
> want to make it easy enough and cheap enough so that anyone can take
> part.
> Please check out my page on Kickstarter for more information - kicksat.org
> Thanks,
> Zac Manchester
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