[amsat-bb] Current Launch Costs From Spaceflight

Bryce Salmi bstguitarist at gmail.com
Sat Aug 2 01:20:56 UTC 2014

Innovation is often driven out of necessity. I see it everyday at work.
Develop a baseline system that works and then optimize it. You'd be amazed
what you could do with the small of a space to pack electronics into.


On Fri, Aug 1, 2014 at 6:16 PM, Gus <gus at 8p6sm.net> wrote:

> On 08/01/2014 01:24 PM, Paul Stoetzer wrote:
>> I've noticed from reading this board's current posts and archives that
>> there is a bias against CubeSats from some due to a belief that they
>> are somehow inherently limited in capability, unreliable, and short
>> lived, but there is nothing inherent in the CubeSat format that makes
>> it that way, it's simply a standardized way to build a satellite.
> Their size and weight limitations restrict the type of antennas they can
> deploy, the number of solar panels they can carry, and simply the mass of
> silicon they can contain.
> Yes, they are cheap and launches (to LEO) are frequent, but their
> capabilities are, surely, limited by their physical nature?
> --
> Gus 8P6SM
> The Easternmost Isle
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