[amsat-bb] Re: Go Erie - Students Building Part of AMSAT satellite
n0jy at lavabit.com
Sun May 13 18:31:06 PDT 2012
Another group of Penn State Erie students developed an experiment for
Fox-1. It is a 3-axis gyro sensor that will measure satellite spin
direction, and wobble about the magnetic axis in orbit.
It's interesting that they got no mention in the local news about their
project. They just graduated May 4, as well.
Their experiment is on track to be launched on Fox-1 in 2013.
I do not know specifically what satellite the project referenced in the
news article is bound for, Trevor, but I'm sure there are others
monitoring who do. There are a few inaccuracies in this news report as
one generally finds these days, like AMSAT launching its first satellite
in 2006! :-)
On 5/13/2012 3:32 PM, Trevor . wrote:
> Go Erie reports on the work of students from Penn State Behrend who have been building part of a satellite for AMSAT.
> See http://www.uk.amsat.org/7381
> The report says:
> "They admit, though, that they're a little disappointed their project will likely have to hitch a ride aboard a Russian spacecraft now that the shuttle program has been discontinued."
> I initially assumed the satellite in question was FOX until I saw the Russian reference.
> Can someone clarify which satellite is being referred to.
> 73 Trevor M5AKA
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