[amsat-bb] Re: Model Rocket Booster Engine for Picosatellite

Trevor . m5aka at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Jan 16 20:33:34 PST 2012

--- On Tue, 17/1/12, Joe Leikhim <rhyolite at nettally.com> wrote:
> Date: Tuesday, 17 January, 2012, 3:43
> Has anyone seen this. I am surprised
> a shuttle mission permitted this type of booster. From what
> I believed, safety concerns prevented most types of
> boosters.
> http://www.rocketryplanet.com/content/view/3706/30/#axzz1jgQ85qx1

There are several CubeSats being developed that will carry thrusters, for example Delfi-n3Xt 

The safety concerns you mention relate to satellites fitted with conventional rocket fuel motors. 

The Delfi-n3Xt approach uses nitrogen as the propellant and there are other approaches that would also be safe to fly.

73 Trevor M5AKA

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