[amsat-bb] Current Launch Costs From Spaceflight
gus at 8p6sm.net
Sat Aug 2 01:31:47 UTC 2014
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.
> 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
> 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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