[amsat-bb] ANS Special Bulletin ANS-116.01 AMSAT-NA Opportunity for Rideshare to Geostationary Orbit

Jerry Buxton amsat at n0jy.org
Sun Apr 26 17:22:26 UTC 2015

Hi Gus,
That idea was brought to the table in or discussions.  There are lots of hoops to getting equipment to ISS, so it may not happen soon if it can be done at all.  Anyway it's certainly up for consideration!


On Apr 26, 2015 10:03 AM, Gus <gus at 8p6sm.net> wrote:
> On 04/25/2015 11:45 PM, Paul Stoetzer wrote: 
> > Well, there is some truth to that. Minimal Doppler shift, no checking 
> > Keps, no running predictions to check mutual footprints with those you 
> > want to work. Just point your dish at the satellite and talk to the 
> > entire hemisphere! 
> > 
> Hmmm.  Would the ISS be able to use it to extend school contacts?  I 
> mean, any school in the footprint would not need to use a telebridge, 
> and the contact could begin as soon as ISS entered the footprint and 
> last until it exited.  Or more correctly, for the entire time the two 
> coverage circles overlapped, unless my brain is misfiring.  The question 
> is, i) would the ISS be able to carry a suitable transceiver and 
> antenna? And ii) would it be able to point/aim said antenna? 
> -- 
> Gus 8P6SM 
> The Easternmost Isle 
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