[amsat-bb] Re: Subject: Was, Is there anyway to get a linear transponder on the ISS?
m5aka at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Jun 3 04:00:25 PDT 2013
--- On Mon, 3/6/13, K5VOU <k5vou2 at verizon.net> wrote:
> Possibly because when it is made available, the duty cycle rises
> to near 100% and the unit consumes too much power from the ISS power
Hi, I'm baffled as to why you mention the ISS power budget. Do you have any references, ARISS or elsewhere, to confirm that the ISS power budget has ever been raised as an issue ? The one thing the ISS appears to have in abundance is Solar Power.
The equipment to be installed on the ISS for the HAM-TV project will consume far more power than the Kenwood TM-D700 ever did.
The KuPS power supply that was built to power the HAM-TV transmitter was designed to supply power to up to three separate payloads.
73 Trevor M5AKA
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