[amsat-bb] Dimensions of AO-13
n4hf.philip at gmail.com
Mon Jun 5 01:06:43 UTC 2017
Thanks to all who responded (I learned a lot! - and saw some neat pictures)
both to me individually and to the BB
On Sun, Jun 4, 2017 at 8:16 PM, Gregory Beat <w9gb at icloud.com> wrote:
> Philip -
> The Phase 3 satellites: AO-10 and AO-13 used the same "space frame".
> Dimensions noted as: 600 x 40 x 200 mm
> An identical Phase 3 "ground-spare" spaceframe, was in Germany with
> I do not know if it was ever shipped to Virginia Tech for AMSAT P3E,
> as noted in this 2015 AMSAT-UK announcement.
> greg, w9gb
> AMSAT-UK, AMSAT-NA
> 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. (23.6
> inches x 1.6 inches x 7.8 inches).
> Were these dimensions actually in centimeters. and not millimeters?
> Philip N4HF
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