[amsat-bb] Launch weight (mass) of Phase 3-E (Express)?
Nicholas Mahr KE8AKW
nicholasmahr1 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 11 23:08:32 UTC 2019
That is hard to say exactly for sure as it actually has not been done yet.
Maybe somebody else out there knows? I do know AO-10/13 was around 140kg at
launch with fuel and is 90kg without fuel. So it would be significantly
less as the fuel does weigh a lot (50kg?). Also a quick search shows that a
400N motor weights around 9.5 pounds, so minus that.Unfortunately that
launch opportunity for the direct launch to a Molniya type orbit was
scrapped. Hopefully AMSAT find some sort of a affordable launch opportunity
for it here soon in the up coming years. It is difficult enough now a days
just to get a 1-2kg cubesat into LEO unfortunately.
73 - Nick KE8AKW
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