[amsat-bb] Re: shoe box sats

JoAnne Maenpaa k9jkm at comcast.net
Thu Oct 18 11:39:58 PDT 2012

Hey ya'll,

EMike mentioned:
> features an article on CubeSat Microthrusters - page 38

That is a nice article. SatMagazine is pretty cool for free. There is some
thruster information available on the web also.

I know the AMSAT-UK web has done a wonderful job of archiving satellite
missions thanks to Trevor's amazing efforts. A search on uk.amsat.org with
the keyword "thrust" brought me to this page:

When you have thrust you need attitude control to know your spacecraft's
position/orientation and keep it there. Only when you are pointing to the
right spot in the sky it would be OK to light the engine.
An interesting aside to the AMSAT Fox-1 project is the on-board student
experiment. The Penn State University AMSAT sponsored senior design project
is a 3-axis MEMs gyro sensor to measure satellite spin rate, spin direction
and wobble about magnetic axis. First steps toward attitude control in a

Perhaps future Foxes will host a microthruster experiment.

The 2012 Dayton Forum Fox Project slides even mention future launch
opportunities for the add-on Fox-like fleet.
See: http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/fox/AA2TX_Dayton2012V3.ppt

73 de JoAnne K9JKM
k9jkm at amsat.org 

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