[amsat-bb] FUNcube-1 AO73 Mode change
amsat at n0jy.org
Sat Nov 15 17:14:20 UTC 2014
(I included amsat-bb on this response so that everyone knows where we
still appear to be held in regard to U.S. regulations)
I don't believe that the mass properties for Fox-1 have been published
yet, although you could certainly take a look at the Symposium
Proceedings from 2011-2014 to see if I missed something. Since I turn
in the papers on Fox-1 for those publications, I believe I "know it all"
but hey, that's 4 years to remember. :-)
Being that control of amateur radio satellites was just transitioned
from ITAR to EAR, and we have not had a chance to get a legal opinion
regarding EAR and the "items subject to EAR" in regard to the "deemed
export" rules; while I have just taken a look at sections 734.2 and
734.3 of the EAR to see if I could quickly glean something, I have to
say that I feel that it does restrict me from talking openly about the
information you requested in your questions 2 and 3.
That having been said, while it appears that I could divulge it to a
"U.S. Person" that would mean that we have to discuss it privately and
you would have to convince me that you qualify as a "U.S. Person" and
then you become held responsible for protecting that information, and so on.
So rather than open a can of worms (or stick my neck on the Federal
chopping block), I would rather just say that I can't share that
information with you and ask if you might be able to determine what you
need to know by asking me something in a way that does not seek specific
information like that, or perhaps make some assumptions yourself.
I am sorry, it is the way we have to conduct ourselves in this activity
these days and until we get some strong advice on the legal aspects of
what can and can't be discussed for fear of violating "deemed
exports"... it appears to be similar to ITAR in that regard.
Jerry Buxton, NØJY
On 11/14/2014 19:53, Jerry Buxton wrote:
> Hi Doug,
> I got your email but I have not responded because I have not had "a
> good time for you to call" yet. I've been pretty busy with Foxes, and
> you did not indicate that there was a deadline to respond.
> If this is what you are interested in knowing, I will let you know soon.
> The answer to 1 is yes, and none.
> I'll have to dig in the docs for the answers to 2 and 3, I don't have
> that information right on hand.
> Jerry Buxton, NØJY
> On 11/14/2014 16:54, Douglas Phelps wrote:
>> I am working on a proposal to the Board of Directors and need some
>> information. I have tried Emailing the Engineering Team but have not
>> gotten a responce. Perhaps my Emails are not making it through the
>> system. I need answers to the following (approx answer are ok):
>> 1 - Is Fox 1C carrying any experiments and, if yes, how many empty
>> card slots remain?
>> 2 - Approximate weight, in grams, of Fox 1C without the experiment
>> 3 - Approximate weight of the ballast added to Fox 1A?
>> I would appreciate the answers to the above questions.
>> Thank You,
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