[amsat-bb] Current Launch Costs From Spaceflight

Gus gus at 8p6sm.net
Sat Aug 2 01:31:47 UTC 2014

Absolutely!  Micro-miniaturization!

But some things are difficult to miniaturize -- like a 144 MHz yagi.

On 08/01/2014 09:20 PM, Bryce Salmi wrote:
> 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.
> Bryce
> On Fri, Aug 1, 2014 at 6:16 PM, Gus <gus at 8p6sm.net 
> <mailto: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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Gus 8P6SM
The Easternmost Isle

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