[amsat-bb] Re: ChubuSat-1

Burns Fisher burns at fisher.cc
Fri Nov 18 12:50:17 PST 2011

> Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2011 19:11:50 +0000 (GMT)
> From: "Trevor ." <m5aka at yahoo.co.uk>
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Subject: [amsat-bb] ChubuSat-1
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> Google English article on ChubuSat-1, launch 2012-13, carries a V/U
> configuration using AX25, see
> http://tinyurl.com/CubuSat1Article
> See also ChubuSat-1 on IARU satellite pages at
> http://www.amsatuk.me.uk/iaru/finished_detail.php?serialnum=199
> 73 Trevor M5AKA
> Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2011 14:37:52 -0500 (GMT-05:00)
> From: Andrew Glasbrenner <glasbrenner at mindspring.com>
> To: "Trevor ." <m5aka at yahoo.co.uk>, amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: ChubuSat-1
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> 50kg! to SSO? I hope they manage to get a repeater or transponder on there
> along with whatever digital relay it looks like they are planning. It might
> be a good opportunity for a PE1RAH transponder, or the L/U repeater
> AMSAT-OZ was developing!
> 73, Drew KO4MA
> Wow!  50kg, and 3-axis stabilized!  I'm guessing Mitsubishi Heavy
Industries is funding and building the bus and the universities are
providing the payload.  I wonder why the life ("lifetime in orbit") is only
predicted to be 6 months?  Aren't most SSO orbits somewhat higher than
LEO?  I'd think that with that much mass and higher it would last longer.
Or maybe it is a poor translation and the limitation is consumables (like

Anyway, it will be interesting to see if there are some cool pictures if
nothing else!

Burns, W2BFJ

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