[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next] - [Date Index][Thread Index][Author Index]

Re: I have an idea. Please read

What would the "footprint" of an FM repeater be at 60,000 feet?  Meaning, 
how much area would benefit from a single plane/payload?



>Date: Sat, 10 Jun 2000 12:33:10 -0400
>From: "Keith Randino" <krandino@snet.net>
>Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] I have an idea. Please read
>Hello everyone,
>This is my response to everyone as best as I can for now. Check out the web
>page listed below. This aircraft flew in 1998. It is expected to fly at
>100,000 feet with a 600 pound payload for 6 months at a time. This definetly
>can be done. As with any engineering project, knowing that it has already
>been done always makes things easier. Now we need to see if we have an

>By the way, I haven't discounted the possiblity of a dirigable type device
>with solar powered motors performing the same job. With appropriate devices
>for allowing it to stay at a certain altitude (again above 60000 feet) over
>the same basic location. Much cheaper and maybe a better way to start. It
>may be more difficult to keep this on station though.

Mark L. Hammond  [KC4EBR]

Via the amsat-bb mailing list at AMSAT.ORG courtesy of AMSAT-NA.
To unsubscribe, send "unsubscribe amsat-bb" to Majordomo@amsat.org