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

Gordon JC Pearce gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Wed Sep 5 11:35:22 PDT 2012

On 05/09/12 16:48, Trevor . wrote:

> 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 ?

As a first-order approximation, my HB9CV is just about 260mm between 
elements, or a little shorter than a 3U cubesat.  So it seems to me that 
you could make a two-element "tape measure" beam with the elements 
wrapped around the can at opposite ends and ensure it always points 
driven end downwards.  The rest is just standard pyro to unwrap the 
aerial elements.

Gordon JC Pearce MM0YEQ

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