[amsat-bb] Re: dreamer

Samudra Haque samudra.haque at gmail.com
Tue Sep 15 12:19:59 PDT 2009

IF dreaming season is now open.. :-)

has any amateur satellite mission been conceived (and implemented)
where the satellite is permitted/designed for in-orbit maneuvering
with other spacecraft ? Simple example: Sat A, flies in formation with
Sat B. Complex example: Sat A, changes orbit to rendezvous with Sat B.
Could be useful to avoid debris and other spacecraft, or could be very
useful in "joining" missions with additional tasks as Mission A Sat A
performs operations on/with Mission B Sat B.

concept: "operations" is flexible term: example: fix other spacecraft.

Since these "cubesats" or "microsats" are often launched in clusters,
I would have thought this should be a common topic by now? Any URLs
that describe the maneuvering tasks in-orbit for any class of amateur
spacecraft, please highlight them for education.


Samudra, N3RDX

On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 3:07 PM, Jerry <W0SAT at msn.com> wrote:
>       Hi :  I guess you could say I miss AO-10   . RS birds   AO-40
>               FO-20  .
>                 I could go on and on.
>              When I see all the cube sats launched and FM birds  I say to
>              Myself why didn,t they pull all the resources together to
> launch
>              One HEO.
>               I guess I will have to keep dreaming that this might happen.
>                     The Dreamer
>                       Jerry w0sat
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