[amsat-bb] Re: Path to HEO
quadpugh at bellsouth.net
Tue Apr 30 14:41:24 PDT 2013
If the solar panels are on 1 end that could be the back side of a patch
antenna or reflectors for a Yagi. A 3U gives us about 12 inches in one
plane. We will have reaction wheels to do pointing. Both Pumpkin and ISSIS
say they have flight heritage on > 50 watt panels. EaLanta has rides to 600
KM and we will have to deal with MR Van Allen when we get there.
This is a great topic at the attitude adjustment session with cold 807's at
CU there nick K%QXJ
Where do the gain antennas go on a 10x10x30cm HEO?
73, Drew KO4MA
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On Apr 30, 2013, at 9:01 AM, N0JY <n0jy at lavabit.com> wrote:
> I wonder about the amount of time spent in the Van Allen belts on the way
up there. We're concerned about radiation at a 650 km orbit, it might take
some heavy duty ($$) radiation tolerant components to survive a few years
trip through the radiation belts as well as the final high orbit?
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