[amsat-bb] Re: Satellite Satire

John Floyd JFloyd at es.vccs.edu
Tue Nov 29 08:07:20 PST 2011

You may be making a joke but if we call it "Proof of concept mission for the usage of COTS components" we might get a huge grant to make it happen. It reminds me of the Surrey Android phone in space. I wonder what if that worked?
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] on behalf of K4FEG [K4FEG at K4FEG.COM]
Sent: 29 November 2011 09:49
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] Satellite Satire

OK I have a suggestion: a new inexpensive satellite, It will be
designated: *ReNe-Sat-3, *that will be an abbreviation for: *Red Neck
Satellite #3 ( Dale Ernharts Sr. NASCAR #).

*We will take 2 Woxun HT's, 2 Larsen Mag-mounts, 2**1/4 wave antennas, a
solar panel with charger from Northern Hydraulics and last but not least
about 100 feet of NASCAR 200mph duct tape.

We take the 2 radios set them up for our frequencies, duct tape them
together mount the antennas on the solar panel hook the solar panel up
to the HT batteries and last but not least we send two of the south's
finest: *Astronaut "Bubba & Cooter"* up with the new bird to deploy it.
We will tell Bubba & Cooter that they can have free passes to all the
NASCAR races for 2012 when they get this satellite working and in orbit.

I promise they will have that thing (or  should i say "thang") up and
running in HEO and be back before the first race in February 2012.

For those that are not sure, YES I AM MAKING A JOKE!

/*It is difficult work to keep these satellites working and the control
operators deserve a round of applause from us for all that they have
done to extend the life of AO51 and all of the other birds.

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