[amsat-bb] Dimensions of AO-13
bruninga at usna.edu
Tue Jun 6 12:24:03 UTC 2017
The misprint is that the 40mm should be 400mm and then the others can make
sense. And the 200mm must be the width of a side.
From: AMSAT-BB [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of Philip
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".
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 for 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. (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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