[amsat-bb] Re: Model Rocket Booster Engine for Picosatellite
Alan P. Biddle
APBIDDLE at UNITED.NET
Tue Jan 17 01:06:06 PST 2012
The key part is that it was a manned mission. The complexity of the safety
paperwork, let alone the mission, jumps because of that. Pyrotechnics of
any sort are always an issue, but much less when the mission only involves
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Trevor .
Sent: Monday, January 16, 2012 10:34 PM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org; rhyolite at nettally.com
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Model Rocket Booster Engine for Picosatellite
--- 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
There are several CubeSats being developed that will carry thrusters, for
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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