[amsat-bb] Dimensions of AO-13

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Mon Jun 5 15:45:28 UTC 2017

But still those dimensions are wrong.  They will propogate forever until
those references are fixed.

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Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Dimensions of AO-13

Philip -

The Phase 3 satellites: AO-10 and AO-13 used the same "space frame".
Dimensions noted as: 600 x 40 x 200 mm

An identical Phase 3 "ground-spare" spaceframe, was in Germany with
I do not know if it was ever shipped to Virginia Tech for AMSAT P3E, as
noted in this 2015 AMSAT-UK announcement.

greg, w9gb
I'm displaying a picture of AO-13 (my first sat QSO was on that bird) to
contrast it with a picture of the the cubesats of today

The only dimensions I'm finding for AO-13 are 600 x 40 x 200 mm...this
seems awfully small for a 92 Kg (plus another 30Kg for fuel) weight. (23.6
inches x 1.6 inches x 7.8 inches).

Were these dimensions actually in centimeters. and not millimeters?


Philip N4HF
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