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

Robert McGwier rwmcgwier at gmail.com
Sun Apr 26 18:15:12 UTC 2015

Yes, but we will have to have a tracking antenna flown and mounted on the
truss.  When you find the millions to get beyond manned space flight
hurdles,  I would LOVE to do it.


On Sun, Apr 26, 2015 at 1:03 PM, 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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Bob McGwier
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