[amsat-bb] Dimensions of AO-13
n4hf.philip at gmail.com
Sun Jun 4 15:09:00 UTC 2017
Well, "cm" doesn't seem right either. 600 cm is nearly 20 feet, as WB4APR
just emailed to me (thanks Bob)
Getting the correct dimensions is not a big deal...as I said, just using a
pic of AO-13 to contrast with that of a cubesat
Thanks for the help
On Sun, Jun 4, 2017 at 11:03 AM, Philip Jenkins <n4hf.philip at gmail.com>
> That is definitely larger than 600mm (~23 inches) in the largest
> dimension) and more than 40mm in the smallest one, so I'm guessing that
> "mm" is a misprint in the only source I'm finding -
> http://www.om3ktr.sk/druzice/ao13.html - and should actually be "cm".
> Thanks Paul
> On Sun, Jun 4, 2017 at 10:53 AM, Paul Stoetzer <n8hm at arrl.net> wrote:
>> I can't find the precise dimensions. but here's a photo of the satellite
>> structure being worked on:
>> Paul, N8HM
>> On Sun, Jun 4, 2017 at 10:40 AM, Philip Jenkins <n4hf.philip at gmail.com>
>>> I mentioned in an earlier email today that I'm doing a Sat 101 lecture
>>> a ham club.
>>> Just putting the finishing touches on the presentation, and I have a
>>> I'm displaying a picture of AO-13 (my first sat QSO was on that bird) to
>>> contrast it with a picture of the the cubesats of today
>>> The only dimensions I'm finding for AO-13 are 600 x 40 x 200 mm...this
>>> seems awfully small for a 92 Kg (plus another 30Kg for fuel) weight.
>>> inches x 1.6 inches x 7.8 inches).
>>> Were these dimensions actually in centimeters. and not millimeters?
>>> Philip N4HF
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