[amsat-bb] Re: AO40 replacement !!!

Kevin Muenzler kevin at eaglecreekobservatory.org
Wed Sep 5 09:15:35 PDT 2012

I can understand that!

What I meant was that it could be launched as so many have been launched -- from the shuttle cargo bay.  But, no more shuttles...Mr. Obama gave them all away. :(

-----Original Message-----
From: Trevor . [mailto:m5aka at yahoo.co.uk] 
Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2012 10:48 AM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org; Kevin Muenzler
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re: AO40 replacement !!!

--- On Wed, 5/9/12, Kevin Muenzler <kevin at eaglecreekobservatory.org> wrote:
> It would be difficult to get some sort of rocket aboard the ISS now 
> that the space shuttle missions are finished

I doubt it was ever feasible, if I understand it correctly there are even issues with shipping rechargable batteries up there let alone a rocket. 

Also with regards to ISS bear in mind buying astronauts time to do anything would cost a fortune. They are employed by their respective organizations to work up there.

Getting CubeSat's to MEO or HEO will depend on developing propulsion, fold-out solar panels, and even CubeSat directional antennas - I wonder could a 2m 2 ele Yagi be incorporated into a 3U CubeSat ?

73 Trevor M5AKA

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