[amsat-bb] Re: NASA's Edison Small Satellite Demonstration Program
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G0MRF at aol.com
Fri Feb 3 11:25:04 PST 2012
But given that the opportunity is looking for proposals in the field of
communications and propulsion, it sounds like a good chance to team up with
one of the university groups who are working on miniature Ion engines. They
are about 3 inches across and use as little as 36W. A 3U cube could
house one of those and you could target orbital transfer and space qualification
as the objective. The engine part could be project managed while the
comms and structure could be taken on within AMSAT.
In a message dated 03/02/2012 16:58:34 GMT Standard Time, m5aka at yahoo.co.uk
Some of the orbits are very short lifetime but there are some useful ones
DoD (Minotaur I) 350-500 km 40-45°
DoD (Minotaur IV)685 km 72°
NASA CRS/COTS 300 km 51°
EELV 300 x 23,000 km <28°
Sun-Synchronous 500 – 1000 km 98°
73 Trevor M5AKA
--- On Fri, 3/2/12, Bill Ress <bill at hsmicrowave.com> wrote:
> From: Bill Ress <bill at hsmicrowave.com>
> Subject: [amsat-bb] NASA's Edison Small Satellite Demonstration Program
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Date: Friday, 3 February, 2012, 16:01
> See the followwing link..........
> Regards...Bill - N6GHz
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