[amsat-bb] Re: Three CubeSats from Santa Clara University
orbitjet at hotmail.com
Fri Jun 14 18:01:18 PDT 2013
Do we know for a fact that they ahve not gotten regulatory approval? I was talking with an Iridium representative who is also a ham about an airplane issue (that is likely to delay our ferry) and this person "seemed" to thing that 1) they had gotten the issues worked out and 2) as long as they did not activate the phone, if they had not, no one cared... Robert WB5MZO
> Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2013 15:27:39 -0400
> From: rwmcgwier at gmail.com
> To: m5aka at yahoo.co.uk
> CC: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Three CubeSats from Santa Clara University
> I really wish there was a mechanism that allowed the application of BS
> repellant without smashing the ingenuity and inquisitiveness of these
> groups. I'm finding the adult leadership of almost 100% of these groups do
> not know enough to come in out of the rain. I hate whatever damage is done
> to the groups, their sponsors, etc by the lack of mentoring. As steely
> eyed rocket folks know, regulations,policy and understanding the impact are
> crucial components....
> On Wednesday, June 12, 2013, M5AKA wrote:
> > Three CubeSats from Santa Clara University plan to launch this year on
> > three different launch vehicles.
> > One of them Lambdasat is apparently planning to use the Iridium sat phone
> > system which struck me as odd given that TechEdSat had to have it's
> > Satphone facility disabled due to regulatory issues. Anyone know how they
> > got around these issues ?
> > Details of the three CubeSats are on the IARU pages
> > http://www.amsat.org.uk/iaru/
> > Select Sats which have formally requested Frequency Coordination
> > then scroll to the bottom of the page.
> > 73 Trevor M5AKA
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> Bob McGwier
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> Professor Virginia Tech
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