[amsat-bb] Re: Five CubeSats altitude
m5aka at yahoo.co.uk
Sun Oct 28 07:06:32 PDT 2012
Interesting chart, it suggests rate of decay is size/mass dependent. RAIKO which is a 2U CubeSat and was deployed 2nd is now higher than all the others.
73 Trevor M5AKA
--- On Sun, 28/10/12, Masahiro Arai <m-arai at a.email.ne.jp> wrote:
> From: Masahiro Arai <m-arai at a.email.ne.jp>
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Five CubeSats altitude
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Date: Sunday, 28 October, 2012, 13:43
> I'm ploting altitude of five CubeSats which were deployed
> from ISS.
> The results is interesting. First deployment satellites are
> altitude than laters. I guess this is related to initial
> velocity at
> First Deployment
> deployment order: #1 WE WISH, #2 RAIKO
> altitude: WE WISH < RAIKO
> Second Deployment
> deployment order: #1 TechEdSat, #2 F1, #3
> altitude: TechEdSat < F1 < FITSAT-1
> I'm also ploating ARISSat-1 on the same chart as its time
> line align
> to the five CubeSats deployment date. The chart shows five
> have large decay rate than ARISSat-1.
> You can see the chart on the following URL.
> Masa JN1GKZ Tokyo Japna
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