[amsat-bb] Re: Go Erie - Students Building Part of AMSAT satellite

Anthony Monteiro aa2tx at comcast.net
Sun May 13 19:05:59 PDT 2012

Hi Trevor,

Unfortunately, there were several
errors in the article. AMSAT was not
involved in the article preparation.

AMSAT sponsored this senior design project
at Penn State for the 2011-2012 academic
year. The students developed a super-capacitor
based energy storage device to replace the
battery on ARISSat type satellites. The
advantage of super-capacitors is very long
life but they do not yet have sufficient energy
density to use on a CubeSat.

Tony AA2TX
On 5/13/2012 4:32 PM, Trevor . wrote:
> Go Erie reports on the work of students from Penn State Behrend who have been building part of a satellite for AMSAT.
> See http://www.uk.amsat.org/7381
> The report says:
> "They admit, though, that they're a little disappointed their project will likely have to hitch a ride aboard a Russian spacecraft now that the shuttle program has been discontinued."
> I initially assumed the satellite in question was FOX until I saw the Russian reference.
> Can someone clarify which satellite is being referred to.
> 73 Trevor M5AKA
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