[amsat-bb] Current Launch Costs From Spaceflight
n8hm at arrl.net
Sat Aug 2 01:39:46 UTC 2014
We're not going to see another satellite with a 144 MHz yagi. The
"Mode B HEO" ship has long since sailed unless someone can come up
with the $15-$20 million or more to finish and launch Phase 3E.
However, given how rapidly technology has advanced, I'm not going to
count out a large CubeSat (the specification covers up to 27U) getting
us back to HEO some day, but it will definitely be microwave band
On Fri, Aug 1, 2014 at 9:31 PM, Gus <gus at 8p6sm.net> wrote:
> 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.
>> On Fri, Aug 1, 2014 at 6:16 PM, Gus <gus at 8p6sm.net <mailto:gus at 8p6sm.net>>
>> 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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> Gus 8P6SM
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