[amsat-bb] Re: OH2AUE P3E transponder demo video

Bryce Salmi bts2637 at rit.edu
Thu Oct 18 10:09:37 PDT 2012


     I usually don't comment on the list but this is the third or fourth
email string in the last month that brought up the HEO vs. LEO argument. I
am relatively new to AMSAT but even then, have been working hard to learn
its history, getting to know who is involved, and started volunteering to
help the organization build the FOX series of satellites. I'm excited to be
a part of it. Before people keep going on arguing that AMSAT is or is not
developing the right technology to suit their needs or to even launch a
satellite into orbit. I urge you to find out what AMSAT is currently
working towards.

     I have linked to an interview with Barry Baines, WD4ASW, on the
HamRadioNow youtube channel. The link below links directly to minute 18:00
of the interview. To everyone not currently up-to-date with why AMSAT is
developing portions of the FOX project please watch from minute 18:00 to
minute 23:00.


    I hope to keep learning about AMSAT, keep volunteering my time and
resources, and to keep promoting amateur radio. As a college engineering
student (senior) and as someone who has worked in the aerospace industry
(R&D of launch vehicles and satellites) I can understand why the colleges
need to educate future engineers, why launch opportunities cost so much,
and why AMSAT is on the direction it is currently heading. Again, I'm not
an expert in these areas and I have much to learn, but I have the
background to at least understand some of the reasoning behind these
topics. I look at many of the satellites that people talk about on this
list, wishing they were still working, and realizing many of them were in
operation before I was even born. Maybe we will see similar satellites in
orbit one day, I sure hope so. Launch costs need to come down. Thank you
for your time, I look forward to meeting all on the air one day!


Bryce Salmi

On Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 12:55 AM, JoAnne Maenpaa <k9jkm at comcast.net> wrote:

> Hello,
> > Newer technology and more advanced modes can be made available for
> > experiment, either simultaneously, on (say) bands L, S, C, etc, and
> > also on more accessible bands (U, V) by having the bird switch mode
> > accordingly ... As far as meshed networks ...
> Like these designs?
> Proposed in 2003 -
> http://www.cnssys.com/files/amsat/cc_amsat.pdf
> Proposed in 2004 -
> http://www.cnssys.com/files/amsat/cc-revisited.pdf
> Proposed in 2006 -
> http://www.cnssys.com/files/amsat/SDX_and_Future_AMSAT_Missions.pdf
> Thing is ... everyone knows we've been looking for a suitable launch since
> the dates of these papers. Other cool designs live in the Symposium
> Proceedings for AMSAT-Eagle and the Phase IV GEO-Rideshare projects.
> Some of the good old days are archived in the "Historical AMSAT-NA
> Symposium
> Proceedings" -
> http://www.klofas.com/amsat_symposium/
> --
> 73 de JoAnne K9JKM
> k9jkm at amsat.org
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