[amsat-bb] ANS Special Bulletin ANS-116.01 AMSAT-NA Opportunity for Rideshare to Geostationary Orbit
n8hm at arrl.net
Mon Apr 27 00:28:43 UTC 2015
In this case, we'd be limited by the lifetime of the satellite that's
hosting us. A geosynchronous satellite is going to have a finite life
because fuel is required for stationkeeping.
An interesting thought though: would amateurs still be able to use the
satellite even after it's been moved to a graveyard orbit?
On Sun, Apr 26, 2015 at 8:24 PM, David Carr <dc at dcarr.org> wrote:
> A challenge for the group:
> Can AMSAT build a satellite with a design lifespan in excess of 20 years?
> These launch opportunities seem to come along once every 15+ years.
> Unfortunately, most of our birds seem to last a much shorter time than
> that. What architectures and design features can we incorporate to achieve
> virtually infinite lifespan?
> David KD5QGR
> On Sun, Apr 26, 2015 at 6:52 PM, Douglas Quagliana via AMSAT-BB <
> amsat-bb at amsat.org> wrote:
>> On 4/25/2015 9:10 AM, JoAnne Maenpaa wrote:
>>> AMSAT is excited to announce that we have accepted an opportunity to
>>> participate in a potential rideshare as a hosted payload on a
>>> satellite planned for launch in 2017.
>> This is excellent news.
>> Do we have an official name for this yet? Will it be Project Golf (that
>> is, the next one after Fox?) or Phase IV-A (our first Phase IV satellite),
>> or Eagle-2, or perhaps something else?
>> While I know the frequencies/bands have not yet been announced, have any
>> decisions been made about whether the transponder (or transponders?) will
>> this be all analog, digital or both? What other payloads will we have?
>> Does anyone know if we will have our own telemetry downlink?
>> Douglas KA2UPW/5
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