[amsat-bb] Re: Release spin rate query.

Bob Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Mon Jan 30 16:55:33 PST 2012

>  ... a satellite released from its launch adaptor 
> with a spin rate of in excess of 30rpm! (36rpm?)    

RAFT cubesat (5" cube) was released with a spin rate of 80 RPM due to a
separation failure between the two cubesats (one antenna stuck to the

See http://www.usna.edu/Users/aero/bruninga/ande-raft-ops.html

But 3 months later, the spin was down to essentially zero.  Unfortunately,
we did not track that spin over time, other than to notice 3 months later it
was zero.


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