[amsat-bb] simple ways to demonstrate orbital mechanics.
dave at g4dpz.me.uk
Thu Feb 25 22:10:17 UTC 2016
I maintain the AO73 data warehouse at warehouse.funcube.org.uk
There are downloadable CSV files available and I would be happy to do larger dumps should they be required.
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> On 25 Feb 2016, at 14:17, skristof at etczone.com wrote:
> Don't forget that you can download data from AO-73 off of the amsat-uk
> website. Their data is great for looking at temperature increase and
> decrease, spin rate, voltage changes in the solar panels as the
> satellite goes between light and dark, and how the battery discharges
> during the dark periods. Easy access and good teaching material.
> Steve AI9IN
>> On 2016-02-24 08:47, Tom Schuessler wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> Several of us AMSATers in North Texas will again be representing AMSAT at
>> the annual "Moon Day" at the frontiers of Flight Museum at Dallas Love Field
>> this coming July 16. "Moon Day" is a celebration of spaceflight
>> past/present and future and is also a very large STEM fair with exhibits
>> from many different scientific and Engineering organizations. Many young
>> people including Boy and Girl Scouts are in attendance.
>> Since there is such a large youth component to this event, I have been
>> looking for some fun ways to demonstrate satellites and orbital mechanics to
>> the people who drop by the booth/table. There is a special STEM patch that
>> they can earn by visiting different displays and asking questions/filling
>> out a worksheet. I am looking for simple but creative/fun ways to
>> demonstrate orbital mechanics and also how a satellite like our Fox birds
>> work. I plan to build a big poster with images of different types of
>> orbits, and have already been given an idea on how to demonstrate the
>> different between a geostationary/synchronous orbit and a LEO but would like
>> some more ideas.
>> If any of you have done some similar outreaches and would like to share
>> ideas, please reply on list or off. I would appreciate it much.
>> Tom Schuessler, N5HYP
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