[amsat-bb] Re: Probably a silly idea...

David Johnson david.johnson at blackpepper.co.uk
Wed Jan 18 08:50:11 PST 2012


This was done for PCSat-2 as part of the MISSIE experiment.

The problem is that you have to GUARANTEE to NASA that the device is 
inoperable during space walks which means a command uplink and several 
layers of safety in the command and control.

Dave, G4DPZ

On 18/01/12 16:06, Raidel Abreu Espinet wrote:
> Hi all,
> This is probably a silly idea but who knows....
> ARRISat-1 was a wonderfull satellite but with a short life. The ISS instead is a wonderfull platform, of course I know how difficult is to install inside it new radios and antennas for cross-repeaters, but how difficult is really to take a small box and firmly attach it to some low risk part of the ISS, the satellite-box will use its own power solar cells and antennas and the ISS is just the carrier.
> It may be something silly but probably not difficult, if the astronauts made a "hand launch" with ARISSat-1/KEDR why can not them just hold it with latches in a low risk part of the ISS. Of course if a battery is a risk we can just design a simple system capable of work only in sun light.
> If you think this is a bad idea, just ignore it, if not, well who knows, may be some day an astronaut attach an small satellite in the ISS side....
> 73,
> Raydel,
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