[amsat-bb] AMSAT where are we going for what it is worth.

Bryce Salmi bstguitarist at gmail.com
Tue Jul 22 18:19:55 UTC 2014

All this requires much much much more power than a 1U satellite is
currently capable of producing. At least for always on type operating.
We'll get there eventually.

Also, there's definitely the critical mass effect of having a constellation
of smaller satellites in orbit. Look at ORBCOMM. No GEO sats but a
constellation of LEO sats serves their purpose well. Fox-1 series becoming
rapid and reliable satellite platform that can easily find its way into
orbit would help with this.Things are looking up!


On Tue, Jul 22, 2014 at 11:03 AM, Gus <gus at 8p6sm.net> wrote:

> On 07/22/2014 01:18 PM, Rich/wa4bue wrote:
>> So there is a need to plan ahead for more accessible birds with more
>> Linear
>> transponders and other features.  How do we get there?
> We need wideband software receivers that can look at the entire passband,
> detect individual signals and determine type, and translate them into the
> downlink passband based upon an operational ruleset that is policy driven
> and easily changed. Allow SSB, FM and Phil's DV at the same time if that is
> what we want.  Or have FM only on Friday nights to encourage newcomers. Or
> pass SSB but simultaneously convert to FM on another part of the passband
> so the FM only guys can hear the action.  Or whatever big imaginations and
> good drugs can dream up.
> And since HEO is apparently out of the question, we need meshed satellite
> groups so that what you uplink on one bird can be heard on the downlink of
> all of the birds in the mesh.  So we can extend operating times beyond a
> handful of minutes.
> --
> Gus 8P6SM
> The Easternmost Isle
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