[amsat-bb] GTO opportunity

Graham Shirville g.shirville at btinternet.com
Wed Jul 2 11:19:35 UTC 2014

Many thanks Paul, I will have a good look at it!



-----Original Message----- 
From: Paul Stoetzer
Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2014 11:45 AM
To: Graham Shirville
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] GTO opportunity


Dan Schultz, N8FGV, gave a presentation at the AMSAT Symposium last
year entitled "Cubesats in HEO - A Challenging Mission for AMSAT." A
copy of the presentation is located here:


Paul, N8HM

On Wed, Jul 2, 2014 at 6:28 AM, Graham Shirville
<g.shirville at btinternet.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I know that this subject is a very “old chestnut” but I came across this 
> website earlier today http://spaceflightservices.com/
> You can see, perhaps for the first time?, a list of opportunities and 
> pricing structures.
> I have been pondering :
> Whether a 3U CubeSat to GTO could be funded by the community
> Whether it would have enough power for attitude control and a sufficiently 
> powerful transponder
> Whether it could have deployable antennas as well as solar panels? 
> Combined?
> and, of course, lots more questions come to mind.
> This could make the subject of an interesting debate/discussion at the 
> upcoming AMSAT-UK Colloquium at the end of the month?
> I am looking forward to it already!
> best 73
> Graham
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