[amsat-bb] Re: Go Erie - Students Building Part of AMSAT satellite
aa2tx at comcast.net
Sun May 13 19:05:59 PDT 2012
Unfortunately, there were several
errors in the article. AMSAT was not
involved in the article preparation.
AMSAT sponsored this senior design project
at Penn State for the 2011-2012 academic
year. The students developed a super-capacitor
based energy storage device to replace the
battery on ARISSat type satellites. The
advantage of super-capacitors is very long
life but they do not yet have sufficient energy
density to use on a CubeSat.
On 5/13/2012 4:32 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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